Monday, April 14, 2014

Winner Announcement: Challenge #205 - 3D Printers

The winner of previous Challenge #205 - 3D Printers is...
3D Printer (ORD Bot) by Mosquito. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #207 - Aircraft Hangar: 14 April '14 - 24 April '14
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 207


Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #206 - Wind Turbines

Challenge #206 - Wind Turbines has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote. Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

You may also make a comment, if you wish, on why you chose each model. Please also take a moment to suggest a future topic for the challenge.

Good luck!

Current Challenge: #207 Aircraft Hangar: 14 April '14 - 24 April '14
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 207

SketchUp 3D Challenge #207 - Aircraft Hangar

Monday, 14 April '14 - Thursday, 24 April '14

Hangar
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A hangar is a closed structure to hold aircraft or spacecraft in protective storage. Most hangars are built of metal, but other materials such as wood and concrete are also used. The word hangar comes from Middle French hanghart ("enclosure near a house"), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *haimgard ("home-enclosure", "fence around a group of houses"), from *haim ("home, village, hamlet") + gard ("yard").
Hangars are used for: protection from the weather, protection from direct sunlight, maintenance, repair, manufacture, assembly and storage of aircraft on airfields, aircraft carriers and ships.
For this challenge: You are free to design your hangar for any type of aircraft you choose, These structures can be very simple in design so it is your job to make your hangar stand out from the rest. 

Note: Due to the release of the new 3D Warehouse on Trimble's servers, I am asking that participants to help me and voters identify their models by putting their name in the title of their model.

For example: If your name in the 3D Warehouse is "JediCharles" and you want to name your model "Millitary Aircraft Hangar", then prefix the name of your model like this "JediCharles: Millitary Aircraft Hangar".

Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to Ghost for suggesting the topic of this challenge. Have a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Submit one with your next vote.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 207

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Challenge #206 - Wind Turbines Deadline EXTENDED

Thursday, 27 March '14 - Monday, 14 April '14

This challenge has been extended through Monday, 14 April '14 due to lack of entries. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Winner Announcement: Challenge #204 - Telescope

The winner of previous Challenge #204 - Telescope is...
Turret Telescope by Sketchmaster Tóth. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #206 - Wind Turbines: 27 March '14 - 07 April '14
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 206


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #205 - 3D Printers

Challenge #205 - 3D Printers has come to a close. Because there is only one entry for this challenge, voting will not be necessary. The winner for this challenge will be posted on the regular schedule. You may however use this as an opportunity to suggest future topics for the challenge.

Current Challenge: #206 Wind Turbines: 27 March '14 - 07 April '14
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 206

SketchUp 3D Challenge #206 - Wind Turbines

Thursday, 27 March '14 - Monday, 14 April '14

Wind turbine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power. A wind turbine used for charging batteries may be referred to as a wind charger. 
The result of over a millennium of windmill development and modern engineering, today's wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis types. The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans or to power traffic warning signs. Slightly larger turbines can be used for making small contributions to a domestic power supply while selling unused power back to the utility supplier via the electrical grid. Arrays of large turbines, known as wind farms, are becoming an increasingly important source of renewable energy and are used by many countries as part of a strategy to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
For this challenge: Although wind turbines share characteristics with windmills, in this challenge we are concerned with wind powered electricity generators. Your turbine can work on either a horzontal or vertical axis and sky is the limit for the size based on the desired power output.

Note: Due to the release of the new 3D Warehouse on Trimble's servers, I am asking that participants to help me and voters identify their models by putting their name in the title of their model.

For example: If your name in the 3D Warehouse is "JediCharles" and you want to name your model "Amazing 3D Printer", then prefix the name of your model like this "JediCharles: Amazing 3D Printer".

Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to Francesco Tassoni for suggesting the topic of this challenge. Have a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Submit one with your next vote.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 206

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Winner Announcement: Challenge #203 - Pagoda

The winner of previous Challenge #203 - Pagoda is...
Fish Pagoda by Sprucetree. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #205 - 3D Printers: 17 March '14 - 27 March '14
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 205


Monday, March 17, 2014

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #204 - Telescope

Challenge #204 - Telescope has come to a close. Because there is only one entry for this challenge, voting will not be necessary. The winner for this challenge will be posted on the regular schedule. You may however use this as an opportunity to suggest future topics for the challenge.

Current Challenge: #205 3D Printers: 17 March '14 - 27 March '14
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 205

SketchUp 3D Challenge #205 - 3D Printers

Monday, 17 March '14 - Thursday, 27 March '14

3D Printing
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3D printing or Additive manufacturing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).
For the purposes of this challenge you may model and existing printer or design your own. Although not a requirement, you are encouraged to show the printer in the process of printing an object of your choice.

Note: Due to the release of the new 3D Warehouse on Trimble's servers, I am asking that participants to help me and voters identify their models by putting their name in the title of their model.

For example: If your name in the 3D Warehouse is "JediCharles" and you want to name your model "Amazing 3D Printer", then prefix the name of your model like this "JediCharles: Amazing 3D Printer".

Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to AbsurdAesthetic for suggesting the topic of this challenge. Have a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Submit one with your next vote.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 205