|08-06-2012, 09:00 PM||#1|
SMC #54 "Production Manufactoring" Factory Machinery
The Challenge Rules
1). Each challenge we'll post a subject for you to model along with a time limit on how long you should spend on it. Spend no longer than the allocated time then post a render of your model. No cheating, we are relying on your honesty here and the idea of speed modeling is to simulate a "real world" environment. If you are working on a project and asked to show a concept model you'll need to be able to get somewhere near the target in the allocated time. Your submission should be a model created especially for this challenge and not one you have stored on your hard drive. How you interpret the brief is up to you as long as the final model conforms to what we have asked for. Any images of models that do not match the brief can be removed and the poster disqualified.
2). You may enter as many times as you like as long as each model is completely new and uses no components from other entries. Entries using models which are not original will be removed and the poster disqualified.
3). Your entry may contain as many views of your model as you like and must include a clear and easy to see wireframe of the mesh before any smoothing/subdivision has been applied. Wire renders/ Cell Shaded or Screengrab wireframes are acceptable. Any wireframes we cannot see correctly will be disqualified. The key is for us to be able to see the wireframes clearly to ascertain how you modelled the subject matter.
4). You MUST include the following details with each submission:
A). Software used
B). Time spent creating the model.
C). A Clay Render of your models.
Any further information is voluntary but posts not containing the required information can be removed and the poster disqualified.
5). Post TWO images per entry which must be no larger than 1280x1024 pixels in either landscape or portrait format with a file size of no more than 195k.
1 image for your wireframes and 1 for your clay combined with a optional beauty render.
These images must be uploaded to our servers using the "browse" button on the forum reply page.
Do not link to external images files. Images larger than the maximum size or posts containing links to external images (other than for reference materials)
will be removed and the poster disqualified.
6). The creation of displacement maps, normal maps and any splines drawn out in an external program other than your modeling software are to be included in your modeling time.
7). Time spent on rendering or texturing or building a scene in which to display your model is not included in the allocated period to allow those with slower machines to participate on an even playing field. What we are looking for is the quality of the models you can produce "under pressure". If your model is not complete, you can still post it as long as it's recognizable.
8). Posting the same entry twice in a challenge is considered to be double posting and will result in a disqualification. When asked to fix a previous post due to DQ or any other reason, you must fix the first post, or delete it altogether and create a new one.
9). The Winner must email email@example.com to claim their prize.
10). Only 1st place & 2nd place (i.e. the runner up) can claim a prize.
These rules apply to everybody taking part there will be NO exceptions!
Subject: Factory Machinery.
Deadline - 10:00PM GMT 15th June 2012.
Description: A factory (or previously known as manufactory or a manufacturing plant) is an industrial building or complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another. Most modern factories have large warehouses or warehouse-like facilities that contain heavy equipment used for assembly line production. Typically, factories gather and concentrate resources: laborers, capital and plant. Factories really took shape from the Industrial Revolution with many of the first modern factories established in the 18th century such as Matthew Bolton's Soho Manufactory (established in 1761 in Birmingham, UK) Around the same period popular and indeed lucarative factories thrived on the production of silk, wheat, textiles & silver. British colonies in the late 18th century also built factories simply as buildings where a large number employees performed hard labour but without the machinery mentioned this would be more akin to that of workhouses.
Cotton mills used inventions such as the steam engine and the power loom to really pioneer the industrial factories of the 19th century, this is where the precision machine tools and rep-lacebale parts allowed greater effieciency and less waste therefore improving productions costs. But it was with Henry Ford who really further revolutionized the factory concept in the early 20th century with the innovation of mass production, this introduced a need for highly specialised and trained labourers situated alongside a series of rolling ramps, which in Ford's case helped him with his automobile production and dramatically cut down the workforce aswell as costs.
Next Generation factories that followed have just about made the need for human labourers obselete and in most factories humans are only enployed for menial labour tasks or indeed to oversee computer operated production lines in case of faults.
In this challenge you are tasked with the topic of creating a factory machine. You can attempt this is many ways, you can choose to model a specific machine from history or indeed creae your own, you can populate and create an entire warehouse if you wish. You can choose to model everything from cotton mills, airplanes, cars, boats, caravans, food, newspapers, bottled water, beers, wines, dairies, computer assembly lines, world war II Lancaster Bombers or Spitfires, even how baked beans are created it's your choice. Again like last week's challenge you can choose to make this challenge as easy or as hard as you like, ifyou are a beginner or feel like taking your time just model a small automated machine or something, if you are an intermediate/advanced modeller try to hand at creating a whole factory warhouse with instanced machines of your choosing, you could even create a futuristic factory with next gen automated machines creating flying cars or even an alien race with a blood factory of human hybrids! As ever the choice is yours.
Modelling Time: 90 Mins.
1st Place - £30 worth of 3DTotal downloadable products & a gold award badge.
2nd Place - £10 worth of 3DTotal downloadable products & a silver award badge.
Honourable Mentions - Bronze Award Badges
Above All Else Have Fun & Good Luck!
The background isn't included as it's one I modelled for a client a few years ago. Fairly simple modelling from me but not had alot of time.... better than nothing I suppose, I was really lazy on this one and took a long time as I was bored with it a little, I hope to try a more detailed and better entry for this week's SMC. This is known as a feeder used for crating packet based snacks and crisps.
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