Wednesday, August 3, 2011 DOORS CLOSE:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
After a bit of a hiatus from the 1 Hour Design Challenge, we have decided to bring it back in a manner that many (in the Northern Hemisphere) could relate to about now. With the heat of summer bearing down on us, who doesn’t like a good water gun fight? Even better than that, who doesn’t love a good Super Soaker fight?
So, we’re lightening things up around here for the month of August and asking all our Core77 peeps to put pen to paper and design us the coolest Super Soaker known to Man.
Jon Winebrenner, OneOak Design, Inc & Creator of the 1HDC CRITERIA:
Designs will be judged purely on subjective opinion of the judge. Minimum entry will be 1 8.5” x 11” page of thumbnail sketches, and 1 8.5” x 11” rendering of the final design. This 1HDC is more about your rapid visualization skills in conjunction with a fun topic. Good composition, line weight, and rapid concept development will weigh heavily in the final design…the judge will also consider bribes.
HOW TO ENTER:
Participants must execute their design in only 1 hour, based on an honor system. To enter, upload your entries to the designated competition forum.
To discuss the challenge and the entries, visit the 1HDC discussion forum. PRIZE:
All of the above will be published in the Core77 Newsletter and get blog coverage on the Core77 main page.
My first time at the challenge. Used up all the time modeling and no time for presentation… 65 minutes.
I always pictured the water cannons at the Bellagio fountain in LV as the ultimate super-soaker engine, anything that will fire a ball of water 36 stories vertically, I want a part of that. Missing from the 3d sketch below are the 3000 psi carbon scuba tanks to power it. Two hand, dual shoulder braces, kick like a mule.
I say hook up a garden hose and make a gunner’s pit Maybe it charges up and pressurises from the hose, so you can detach and run around-KERSPLASH! maybe not so kid friendly. 45 minish g2g work on CAD now
Little bit of a District 9 feel.
Standard pump action.
Any water bottle with the standard threaded top will fit.
Capacity anywhere from 500ml bottle to a 2 litre one.
Rather than having to go to the tap/hose every time you can carry bottles of “ammo”.
First time using SketchBookPro.
Great stuff guys! @choto: really good start with an eye catching presentation of your ideation sketches just in black silhouette style @nxakt: that’s a freaking scary alien super soaker concept @MasterBlaster: fantastic as always. looks like you are experimenting with charcoal and watercolor brushes? @holtag: i imagine that you can keep your biceps trained by carrying that double soda bottle soaker concept @sanjy009: looked like Rhino modeling to me at first sight. but cool that you can slide your arm into it @fede21us: love the storyboarding of it @SmartWorks: nice for the first time using SketchBookPro
I couldn’t resist joining this one. So I browsed through different types of super soakers and water guns, and also looking to some concept art of guns and rifles, and all inspired me to pick up my BIC ballpen and started sketching in my old and very empty sketchbook.
Sorry I didn’t monitor the time, as I got so focused on it, but I guess I spent more than an hour sketching 3 pages, but I only made a photo of one good page:
Soaker 2.0, “Wettling”, Sunday morning warmup. Stopped modeling at 30 minutes and rendered and composited for the next 35, just going over the time limit.
Inspired by MasterBlaster Iron Man chest repulsor comment, and distant memories of something from “The Mask” with every attempt to make it non-weaponized in appearance, (aside from the spherical pressure tanks of Biomarine’s MKI5 rebreather origin)
The nozzles don’t rotate, but the stream is cycled through the nozzles for a wider contact patch.
@MasterBlaster, modeling is done mostly in Rhino and rendered in Flamingo with a macro for all the views. @sanjyoo9, apologies for the similarity of arm mount concept. @Smartworks, District 9 rocks, the Weta workshop sells reproductions of the movie props, really cool stuff. Tribute in this design are nine nozzles and the inclined nozzle pressure reservoirs . @fede21us, great sketch, the pogo concept is brilliant.