27 March 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #260: Sundials

Challenge Period: Monday, 27 March 2017 - Sunday, 9 April 2017


Sundial
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
A sundial is a device that tells the time of day by the apparent position of the Sun in the sky. In the narrowest sense of the word it consists of a flat plate (the dial) and a gnomon which casts a shadow onto the dial. As the sun appears to move across the sky, the shadow aligns with different hour-lines which are marked on the dial to indicate the time of day. The style is the time-telling edge of the gnomon, though a single point or nodus may be used. The gnomon casts a broad shadow; the shadow of the style shows the time. The gnomon may be a rod, a wire or an elaborately decorated metal casting. The style must be parallel to the axis of the Earth's rotation for the sundial to be accurate throughout the year. The style's angle from horizontal is equal to the sundial's geographical latitude.
In a broader sense a sundial is any device that uses the sun's altitude or azimuth (or both) to show the time. In addition to their time-telling function, sundials are valued as decorative objects, as literary metaphors and as objects of mathematical study.
For the purposes of this challenge, you may use the narrowest or broader definition of a sundial as long as the sun casts a shadow to indicate the time.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 260

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Payal Sinha for suggesting the topic of this challenge.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

26 March 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #259: Traffic Signals

Voting Closes: Thursday, 6 April 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #259: Traffic Signals has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - 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!

23 March 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #258: Medieval Weapons

The winner of previous Challenge #258: Medical Weapons is...

Medieval Weapons by afrebilbao. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #259 Traffic Signals: 13 March 2017 - 26 March 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 259

13 March 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #259: Traffic Signals

Challenge Period: Monday, 13 March 2017 - Sunday, 26 March 2017

Traffic light
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traffic lights, also known as traffic signals, traffic lamps, traffic semaphore, signal lights, stop lights, robots (in South Africa), and traffic control signals (in technical parlance), are signalling devices positioned at road intersections, pedestrian crossings, and other locations to control flows of traffic.
For the purposes of this challenge, you have been given the green light to model any type of electronic or mechanical type of traffic signal from any part of the world you like. What ever you do, make sure it's done before the light turns red.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 259

Standard Participation Rules apply, see Participation Manual for more information.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

12 March 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #258: Medieval Weapons

Voting Closes: Thursday, 23 March 2017 @ 5:00PM PST

Challenge #258: Medieval Weapons has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - 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!

09 March 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #257: Rock Climbing Center

The winner of previous Challenge #257: Rock Climbing Center is...


Rock Climbing Center by Payal Sinha. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #258 Medieval Weapons: 27 February 2017 - 12 March 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 258

27 February 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #258: Medieval Weapons

Challenge Period: Monday, 27 February 2017 - Sunday, 12 March 2017


Europe's Middle Ages lasted from the 5th to the 15th century and during that period the political boundaries were constantly changing. Along the way countless types of weapons were developed and refined reflecting the culture of those who wielded them.

For the purposes of this challenge, you may model any type of medieval weapons that would have been used in Europe during the age.

Tip: If you choose to model more than one weapon, consider incorporating them into just one entry so that they may be judged as a group.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 258

Standard Participation Rules apply, see Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to alfrebilbao for the topic suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

26 February 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #257: Rock Climbing Center

Voting Closes: Thursday, 9 March 2017 @ 5:00PM PST

Challenge #257: Rock Climbing Center has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - 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!

23 February 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #256: Obsolete Technology

It's a tie! The winners of previous Challenge #256: Obsolete Technology are...

Minitel by samothrace41 and Vintage Dial Phone by Payal Sinha. Congratulations on both your wins! Your winner certificates are available in the Challenge Winners section and your models are now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #257 Rock Climbing Center13 February 2017 - 26 February 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 257

13 February 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #257: Rock Climbing Center

Challenge Period: Monday, 13 February 2017 - Sunday, 26 February 2017


Rock Climbing Centers are a great place to learn to climb or tp perfect your climbing skills in a safe and, at many times, indoor environment. Instead of the rock formations found in nature, climbers are challenged to ascend man-made walls with grips for hands and feet and simulated obstacles to overcome.

For the purposes of this challenge, you may design a rock climbing center to be indoors or outdoors (or even in combination) with the materials of your choice as long as the structure appears man-made. 

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 257

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Andrew Alexander for suggesting this topic for the challenge!

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.