The 1 Hour Gallery

I'd known about your one hour gallery for quite some time now, but I'd never
really had any ideas that I didn't just carry out without thinking about timing myself. Well, that is,
until now.

I've been thinking about modeling a car so I figured I'd better try my hand at the wheels first.
I'd been at the gallery earlier today and I decided to give it a shot. This tire was modeled primarily using
a handy little L-script I picked up on Flay called Quad-Sew, which can be found at


Using Quad-Sew, smooth-shift, and point extender I was able to produce the "20's" and tire portions. They were subpatched (though I still prefer to call them NURBS) and then frozen and taken into layout (I've yet to upgrade from 5.6). I used a homemade reflection map on the rims, which I've also attached. The tires themselves have no texture to them because I ran out of time. I then rendered it on medium AA and a slight DOF. This entire project was modeled, textured, rendered, and then resized in Photoshop with three minutes to spare. It's amazing how one hour can go by so quickly. I'd really appreciate it if you were to post it in your gallery. I'm only fifteen, but I've been using Lightwave for a little over a year now and I'm trying to get my name out there as much as I possibly can because I'm serious about making it in this business.



Jon Lemley


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