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oxenham1

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Hello Everyone!
During the 3d CNC course in Indiana, some of the students wanted me to put on a 3d modelling challenge.
So here it is!
The challenge will be to create a computer mouse 3d computer model, that is clearly built for Super fast action and speed! Anything goes, but it should still resemble a computer mouse upon first glance!
This is open to any and all who want to join!

The skies the limit, so good luck! I know a lot of people are new to 3d modelling, so the deadline will be July 16th!
Good luck, and please post images of your 3d modelling progression.
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its nice jamie

after the frist square mouse I gone to an organic mouse..
now.. af I started this, lets download by others and stat to practice put on hand, leg hair and animate..

it is a ""minimal"" state where adjustment and animating easy yet..

for this type modeling I follow very simple rules

ALWAYS square
means keep as much as possible the 4 edged faces.. there are always a way to square out..

keep the lowest possible to reaching any shape.. a highly subdivided mesh not working so well..

adding limbs, first create ""body"" and create limb.. when both is ok, and body has removed face(s) to accommodating then I merge them or bridge over..


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heres another mouse

I made it today and post over here, for acess and test.. download it and try it..

your best help is two monitor, one hold the bitmap another for modeling..

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let see the process
first I created a square, and dimensioned, resized as the ref picture pixelsize..

picture was 378x311 pixel, so rectangle was sized to 3.78x3.11

the picture is applied as MATERIAL

this way you can rotate scale distort the picture in any way.. usetobe built in functions for background pictures has very limited possibilities..

this way you can pull halfway into model the ref picture and making transparent the current model you can work on the half of the model without the other side nodes-edges would mess up the vision..


I started with a cylinder

aligned two end to mouse neck and bottom

next started to put across edges and scaled these edges

after body was in shape, then started to pull from neck edges-faces, creating head

a ballshape represent head..
deleted a few facet from front and started to pull out the nose..

some tweaking where nose and head met..

next opened up 2-3 facets on the bottom of nose

that is its mouth, and pulled outward the two tooth

some tweakening on all and result is here..

please give a try it..

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jpeg mouse.jpg (26.44 KB, 32 views)
jpeg layout1.jpg (148.07 KB, 29 views)
jpeg 2_preparing_for_body.JPG (176.93 KB, 31 views)
jpeg 3_body_head.JPG (211.95 KB, 34 views)
jpeg dun.JPG (191.77 KB, 33 views)

 
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Nice work Viktor!
It's very good of you to help the new people out!
Thanks!
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I thought I would post the progress on my "High Speed" mouse model. I haven't modeled the high speed parts yet. I probably only work about 10 minutes in the evening, hence the slow progression!
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Sounds like a cool challange - I am really sorry I missed out on the Indiana  event.

Viktor - I actually just downloaded Hexagon and Silo.

Sorry Jamie - but Silo looks easier to learn.

I like the mouse demo Viktor - I just might try that.

My problem now is time.

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No problem Leo! I hope you join us! I feel like a bit of a loner on this! HA HA!
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I didn't expected  answers..

thank you   for comments..

leo, this is for you..  youll see what you  was always missing in solidmodeling,  the adjustment of faces individually, the  subd modeling gives you..

jamie

your mouse  should be the first, encouraging folks.. yes it is timeconsuming,  but I think we will win  more  users  for this stuff..

you wont believe, ron zinger also a big fan for  hexagon.... I just messaged him and I think  hell participate..

you said speedmodeling? that is for professionals they  make of practice  a humanhead daily 3 times..'
for us, I think  the  knowledge of ""know how""  is  already  a fantastic feeling..

however some good  tips to easing process is great..

certain way  I m excited to see the following  attempts....
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some little  progress
extruded 4 facets

and again with extruding  faces, what I just  extruded of
 pulled legs  down

on first picture  you can  see theres a missing ""valley"
at this moment I don't stop to make

this is an another important thumbrule, keep going, don't stop with details
you  fix it later when time is here for..

also  on feet, missing edge.. same  apply, later you return

always  add as much detail as you can, with the LEAST facets..

best would be, you download  this model, and try to pull individual nodes
not faces or edges
only single nodes

youll see the result just simply unbelievable...

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Starting to work up my "winning" design

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Nice work M! Look forward to seeing it pimped out!
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I have a great idea.  I'll post some pics of my progress.

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Thanks Steve!
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I just found this challenge and I have started on a high perf mouse for it.  I will post some pictures along the way.
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welcome to the challenge Euan!
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Well, it's official! I have finished my 3d model! Woo-Hoo!
I spent a couple of hours last night doing the final geometry, and rendered it out this morning!
I'm just going to post 1 pic today, I'll post the rest tomorrow!
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