Weekend contest #11 Custom Character

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Youknowwho4eva, May 10, 2013.

  1. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Weekend contest is back! Sorry about missing it last week.

    So this weekends contest is, a Custom Character.

    Image of Percy the pudgy unicorn by wondercat

    We've seen some great Character designs. Both existing and originals. This contest is all original. So not even the cute little chubby unicorn. I know some of you are not used to organic modeling, so you can take this as an exercise to learn something new. Or you can make a mech or other non-organic character if you want to stay with what you know. So make up a super hero, an alien creation, a whimsical rabbit. What ever you want to see created. Color is not required, but could help sell your idea.

    How to enter

    Design, share here, and explain. They will be judged on creativity, and awesomeness of the idea.

    What's the prize?

    $25 to use towards your creation, or any other Shapeways purchase.

    That's all?

    Have fun!

    Last edited: May 14, 2013
  2. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  3. Kai_Bracher
    Kai_Bracher Active Member
    Hy Guys, here is my entry for the custom character weekend contest.
    It´s not actually ONE character, it´s a chess set I have been working on for the last few weeks.
    I call it "Toilet Chess" and although that´s pretty self explanatory, here is a brief description:
    It´s a chess set, consisting of 8 different pawns, 2 identical rooks, bishops and knights and of course a king and a queen.
    And , obviously all of the chess-figurines are pictured sitting on the toilet.
    Modeling :
    I did the modeling of the characters completely in Sculptris, which I found an awesome sculpting software and a great fun to work with.
    The toilet Seats and the sockets were done in 3D Studio Max where I also did some final adjustments, Boolean Operations and the scaling of the objects.
    The Rendering of the picture was also done in 3DS Max.
    3D Printing:
    I already got the first pieces in Strong & Flexible Material ( Black & White),sandstone and stainless steel delivered to my home and currently doing some more adjustments, based on these Prints.
    Once I´m satisfied with the results I´m gonna make the models public and make them available in my shapeways-shop.
    I´m also still playing with the size of the pieces to figure out a good compromise between Size and Price. Right now I´m thinking a size of about 3cm for the pawns ( app. 4,5 cm Kings Height) will be it. Although at that size some details get lost and the 4 cm Pawn, I also have printed, looks way better than the smaller ones. ( But is double the price!).
    Eventually I plan to do a few different sizes of the whole set.
    A Final Note:
    These work by no means is meant to be rude, obscene or in any way offensive to anybody.

  4. willtheloon
    willtheloon New Member
    Here's my entry for the weekend character contest. His name is Kai.
    He's a surfer and a worm, the difference is that he surfs leaves in the shape of waves instead of actual waves. He's very chilled.

    He's modeled, textured and rendered in Zbrush.


  5. wondercat
    wondercat New Member
    Demon Hamster:
    this is the pet Satan would give his son

    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  6. MrNibbles
    MrNibbles Well-Known Member
    This is based on a sketch I made in high school biology many years ago to make my lab partner laugh when we learned that worms are hermaphrodites. Fortunately the teacher did not see my drawing at the time. I present to you HermAphrodite!

    <a href="http://shpws.me/nOVM" target="_blank"></a>

    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  7. MermaidsandMayhem
    MermaidsandMayhem New Member

    Here's a smiley giant happy to be making friends with butterflies.
    I used zbrush for the modelling and painting.

    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  8. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    AWWWWW HAHAHA!!! My vote goes to this DEMON HAMSTER! :laughing:


    So creative and SO FUNNYYYYYY!!! I love your little creatures! :eek:
  9. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    I love yours too Glenn! :laughing:


    Great work! :D
  10. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Haha, thanks. I was really hoping for more entires, because I know there are some great artists here.
  11. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    I agree, So I'm extending for one more day!
  12. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Alright time to call it.

    Yet again you guys made it suuuuuper difficult. Guess I'll have to roll my 3D printed D6.

    Kabedesign - Toilet Chess - Very nice idea. I love Sculptris myself. Very good work.
    lensman - evolution - I had no idea you had organic modeling in you? Nice concept and the model looks great.
    wondercat - Demon Hamster - You didn't disappoint in a contest that was partially inspired by your work.
    Mrnibbles - Worm - Well the concept is definitely an interesting one. What did you model it in?
    mermaidsandmayhem - gentle giant - Wow! Wonderful color mapping, and presentation.

    I wish I could see them all printed. But I had to pick one. Seeing it's getting close to summer, I wouldn't mind surfing on some leaves with willtheloon's Surfer worm. Cute model, good color (ohhhhh shiny), and a nice little back story.

    Thank you all for contending!