SMC #39 - Space Exploration

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SMC #39 - Space Exploration // Speed Model Challenge

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Post by MikeJoel // Dec 8, 2008, 11:18am

Total Posts: 266
Updated Topic: A Planet of our solar system (Here we will go ahead and include the sun as a "planet")

Closing Date: 23:59 16st December (GMT)...

While the planet should itself be based on one found within our solar system. Feel free to display the planet in imaginative ways and methods (from the surface or space).

As always:

The rules (as stolen from everyone else):

1. Create the model(s) within the 2 hours time limit.

2. You may enter as many times as you like.

3. Your entry should include a wireframe screen grab before subdivision has been applied, mainly this is so people can get an idea of how things were created and maybe learn something.

4. Include time spent, trueSpace version, render engine.

5. Post only one rendered image per entry which must be no larger than 800x600 pixels. Final composition is up to you.

6. Render time, lighting and texturing are not included as people with slower computers may be at a disadvantage.

7. The winner is encouraged to place a tutorial in the new Tutorium showing how they made their entry (Contact Norm). Sometimes the wireframe isn't enough (although no-one ever seems to bother...)

8. All entries should be posted to this thread and all comments should be posted in the comments thread. Thanks.

Post by Mr. 3d // Dec 9, 2008, 9:57am

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I created this last night and wanted to submit it before the topc may get narrowed down ?
Created with tS 7.6 on the Model side @ 2 hours / Lightworks Rendered in 3 seconds.

"The DARK Side"



Post by Mr. 3d // Dec 9, 2008, 10:02am

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Here's another view without the explorer.

"3rd Rocks"



Post by Breech Block // Dec 9, 2008, 8:10pm

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I first made a model of the Earth half bathed in sunlight for my "The Last Tomorrow" animation almost 18 months ago. At the time, I really liked it, but a recent review showed me just how flat and lacklustre the whole thing was (See SMC #39 Comments for a frame grab). Since then, I have discovered a completely new way of modelling and texturing planets (courtesy of CG Society) and have been dying to put it into practice.

Well the model took abour 5 seconds to make but the lighting and texturing took almost 2 hours to ensure all the elements were just right; but I suppose unless your monitor is properly calibrated you might not appreciate it.:(

Software - tS 7.6 Model side.

Renderer - Lightworks.

Model Time - 5 secs.

Lighting, texturing and scene setup 2 Hours.

Render Time - 2 mins @ 1920 x 1200/ 4 x AA.

No post work, all done in camera. :)

Post by Mr. 3d // Dec 11, 2008, 11:44am

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Considering I finished my MMC entry 4 days ago, I figured I'd go ahead and crank out another one while I'm in the mood !!!

tS 7.6 Model side @ 2 hrs. / Lightworks 3 min.

"Circling Round Uranus.....Last Call !":D



Post by MikeJoel // Dec 11, 2008, 1:03pm

Total Posts: 266
Thanks for the support....

I went ahead and did one. This will not be entered in the poll :D

(not sure of the time anyway)

Saturn with two moons.... the halo lighting didn't work out for some reason.

Modeled/Rendered: TS 3.2

Time: Not really sure (pretty sure it was less than 2 hours though lol)

Lighting/Texturing: Probably 2 hours

(I mixed a lot of the texturing and modeling together)



Post by nigec // Dec 11, 2008, 2:02pm

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Planets Collide

I think i'll take a break! TS closed down and i never saved, so the only image is the first try at getting a collision, i was going to mess with the camera so the front legs didn't look out of shape :mad:

sorry theres no wire frame but its really obvious what i did?

TS 7.6 (ggrrr)



PSP to get the glow

Post by jamesmc // Dec 11, 2008, 2:49pm

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Gouged planet in a nebula

booleaned sphere
some photoshop

model time: 20 minutes
real time render

Post by Mr. 3d // Dec 14, 2008, 7:29am

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tS 7.6 model side @ 2 hrs / Lightworks 1 min

Post by nigec // Dec 14, 2008, 9:07am

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Sinking Planets

ok i lied about taking a break :p

one more on the planet theme.. i really don't like the other one :o

TS 6.6

1 hour

default renderer

Post by Mr. 3d // Dec 14, 2008, 11:35am

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I had created this picture a little while back, but it was not done with tS. So....I went ahead and recreated it, just to show how easy it is to incorporate a separate picture overlay around a model.
tS 7.6 Model side 1 min. / Lightworks 2 sec.

"Needs Watering ?"...



Post by kena // Dec 15, 2008, 8:59pm

Total Posts: 2321
TS 7.61


Child's dream of space


Model time for rocket was 20 min.

Spent a lot of time on lighting and painting.

Then I added some other models I've made to fill it out.


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