Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 12-03-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default March/April - PART ONE - Modeling

So, for the month of MARCH!

Steampunk Modeling!

The goal is to create a model! Ok, I'll give a little more info. It doesn't have to be a character, creature, vehicle, or robot, but that would be preferred. It doesn't have to be low poly (as in, for games) but that also would be preferred. When I say "preferred" I mean, my *personal* preference. It won't affect how the challenge is judged.

Here's the theme:

Steampunk "In Her Majesty's Secret Service"

Yes, steampunk! One of my favorite genres! A mixture of fantasy and sci-fi! Create a character, creature, robot, machine, vehicle, anything and use the theme as an inspiration. The phrase in quotes doesn't have to be used in your design, but it's there for those who might like to have some kind of direction.

The guidelines:

1) This is a Modeling challenge but you can texture it if you have time to better present your piece!

2) MUST be polygons! No ands, ifs, or buts!

3) The first deadline is April 15th. Yes, it's a month, but we're not looking necessarily at the first of the month as the deadline since we're starting kinda late. A SEMI-FINAL entries thread will be created toward the end of this part of the challenge.

4) All work must be done by the artist submitting. One entry per person, although you can work on as many as you want.

If you have any questions, ask them here. Keep a look out for any addendums or additions to the guidelines as issues are brought up and answered.

Prize to be determined.

EDIT
Due to popular opinion, this challenge will now no longer have a part two next month and instead will simply end on the deadline at April 15th. Thanks for those who helped provide input.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

I will say that the fewer people who participate and finish, the less fun the second part of the challenge will be, so I hope everyone who can participate AND finish, does so!
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:05 PM   #3
THX1138
14 Year Veteran
 
THX1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 2,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 69 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Wow, Steampunk huh, I don't remember that being in "In Her Majesty's Secret Service". You are reffering to the 1969 james bond movie arent you? Also can you give a little more background around that genere?

Anyway, I'm glad you picked this theme. It's fits in perfectly with my fantasy theme request!
THX1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:41 PM   #4
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

it's just a phrase. It doesn't have to refer to James Bond. And like was mentioned, it doesn't have to be even hinted at in your entry. Just there for people to use as inspiration if they see fit.

Steampunk is kind of a victorian scientific revolution. Think of it as if the computer, tv, robots, etc all were invented in the 1700s. It's called "steam"punk because steam is usually depicted as the common power source.

It doesn't have to be Victorian, 1700s though. Can be more fantasty, can be more sci-fi. I'm sure if you do a search for reference, you'll find plenty on the subject.

If this is too confusing, we can just do straight up fantasy.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Ohh, I like this idea. Is it like the guy of Hellboy, who uses a clock to control him? Cause i recon somthing like that'd be cool.
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 08:13 PM   #6
THX1138
14 Year Veteran
 
THX1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 2,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 69 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Originally posted by mtmckinley:
It's just a phrase. It doesn't have to refer to James Bond. And like was mentioned, it doesn't have to be even hinted at in your entry. Just there for people to use as inspiration if they see fit.

Steampunk is kind of a victorian scientific revolution. Think of it as if the computer, tv, robots, etc all were invented in the 1700s. It's called "steam"punk because steam is usually depicted as the common power source.

It doesn't have to be Victorian, 1700s though. Can be more fantasty, can be more sci-fi. I'm sure if you do a search for reference, you'll find plenty on the subject.

If this is too confusing, we can just do straight up fantasy.
Nah, not confusing at all. I did a google search prior to this post and learned a little bit more about it. Disneys animated feature "Search Atlantis" is steampunk. Back to the future 3 is a steampunk. Around the world in 80 days is a Steampunk. I get where your comming from.

I have a great idea for an entry aswell.

Last edited by THX1138 : 12-03-2007 at 08:18 PM.
THX1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 09:53 PM   #7
tweetytunes
Ravage3d - 10 years and still going
 
tweetytunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bolton - UK
Posts: 2,419
Thanks: 62
Thanked 159 Times in 152 Posts
Default

how can you miss out will smiths "wild wild west" thats steampunk as well

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

i know what it was because i watch/read alot of manga and they love that stuff in there.

Already got 5/6 ideas so i`m in
__________________
All my images are in HD - Plz right click and view image.

3D Molder at AO.com.

X2 ,,
tweetytunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 10:50 PM   #8
THX1138
14 Year Veteran
 
THX1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 2,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 69 Times in 68 Posts
Default

LOL, don't get too cocky there tweet. WWW did come to mind, it's just that I cant stand Jon Peters, that retard executive producer of WWW, and the movie sucked ass at that. You would have to be a moron to have liked that POS movie. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Jon Peters got his giant spider in a movie no matter what it took.
THX1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 10:56 PM   #9
3dM@niak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i'm in
I love steampunk
I'm Max user, but that's ok right?
3dM@niak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 11:04 PM   #10
tweetytunes
Ravage3d - 10 years and still going
 
tweetytunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bolton - UK
Posts: 2,419
Thanks: 62
Thanked 159 Times in 152 Posts
Default

Originally posted by THX1138
LOL, don't get too cocky there tweet. WWW did come to mind, it's just that I cant stand Jon Peters, that retard executive producer of WWW, and the movie sucked ass at that. You would have to be a moron to have liked that POS movie. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Jon Peters got his giant spider in a movie no matter what it took.
arr a fellow "evening with kevin smith" fan - arr what a great story that was. At least it never made it into superman
__________________
All my images are in HD - Plz right click and view image.

3D Molder at AO.com.

X2 ,,
tweetytunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 11:14 PM   #11
THX1138
14 Year Veteran
 
THX1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 2,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 69 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Not only am I glad it wasn't in superman, I'm glad that Jon Peters was dropped from Superman.

Kevin Smith is a great Writer/Director. I have enjoyed all of his work.

Anyway, hope to see what you ideas you have come up with for this challenge.
THX1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #12
gster123
Moderator
 
gster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manchester Uk
Posts: 6,300
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Nice Idea Mike!

When I was a kid I loved "The Chaos Engine" game by the Bitmap Brothers, that was very much steam punk.

Need to gather some ideas for this one!
__________________
"No pressure, no diamonds" Thomas Carlyle
gster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2007, 12:47 AM   #13
petrol
Subscriber
 
petrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London UK
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'll give it a crack, I really like the theme.

I think I'll do a character... I'll try and do some thumbnail sketching over the next couple of days and see what i come up with. Have fun all.
petrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2007, 01:21 AM   #14
Weyu
Registered User
 
Weyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 482
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Oh nice, I will try to participate if I get the time.
Weyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2007, 02:06 AM   #15
publicFunction
Senior Software Developer
 
publicFunction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Posts: 1,701
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Default

I'm in... anything for a larf
__________________
Chris (formerly R@nSiD)
Twitter
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will truely know peace - Jimmy Hendrix
Winner SM VFX Challenge 1
3rd Place SM SteamPunk Challenge (May 2007)
publicFunction is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.