This will be the first contest I've entered so bear with me. I was a bit upset when i found out how popular my Star wars blaster model was and i didn't enter it into the contest, so this time i'm going all in.
Mad Science! How about a cyberpunk style time travel watch with lots of useless cables and buttons?
Because that's my model!
I'll be focusing on the little details, as it's always been something i've not been good at. I also want this to be viewable in a cardboard headset. The main program used will be Blender 3D.
Some sketches that inspired this project:
The ability to time travel was first discovered by a young man who, when trying to invent a compact and immensely powerful energy storage, inadvertently allowed the batteries to discharge too abruptly, and consequently found himself watching his own birth. With this discovery, he helped himself along the path to his earlier (or later) discovery, and founded Time Inc. He unfortunately went mad due to the time loop, but the company continued to strive on.
Time Inc.'s Most recent invention is the Timeinator 3000. A portable and stylish wristwatch that allows for Timetravel to
anywhere anytime. It is not without its drawbacks though:
Limited Charge: Unlike larger models, such as the LARDIS, the batteries can only manage 1 charge before dying, proving to be quite expensive.
No Spatial movement. This model will only allow you to move in time, not space as well. So you will need to be at the exact spot you want to time travel to before going.
Limited Capacity. Due to the rather small Timing Amplifier, This can only transport 1 person at a time, with an average weight of 90kg and only in a 1.5x1.5x2 meter radius. (that's 300lbs and 5x5x6.5 feet for all you Americans)
Regardless of these shortcomings, the watch turned out to be a huge success, being extremely popular among budding time explorers. Time Inc profited massively off this invention.
Recently they have come under fire for the recent allegations against them that they are "encouraging mass paradox" and "breaking all known laws of physics", which is of course absolute balderdash.
Finished the Timeinator 3000, with some time (geddit?) to spare!
Good luck to everyone else entering!
Some stuff for next time:
- laying my ideas out and cementing my plans onto paper in the form of moodboards or otherwise really helps with the rest of the artwork
- Either Bake as you go or focus on simple materials that don't need to be baked in, because trying to bake everything last minute is not fun, and it has had some negative effects on the artwork.
- Follow the guidelines a bit more tightly. I felt with this piece that there wasn't much of a "story" to go with it, and the storytelling was done outside of the actual model itself. So for the future I should tell more story through the artwork.
I did have a lot of fun making this model, and i learnt a fair bit on the way. I set out with the goal of putting more detail in my models, and i feel i've succeeded at least in that respect, all the little screws and bits and bobs on the circuit board. I actually had to cut some stuff out to fit into sketchfabs 50MB limit! I also learnt about moodboards, something i actually had not heard of before, and they look like they'd be super useful for the future.
Anyway, Good luck to all the other contestants in the contest, i've gone and looked at quite a few and they all look really cool. lots of interesting art styles (voxels for one) and a ton of cool ideas.
May the best madman win!