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.

12 February 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #256: Obsolete Technology

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

Challenge #256: Obsolete Technology 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 February 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #255: Spiral Staircase

The winner of previous Challenge #255: Spiral Staircase is...

Endless spiral staircase by alfrebilbao. 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: #256 Obsolete Technology: 30 January 2017 - 12 February 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 256

30 January 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #256: Obsolete Technology

Challenge Period: Monday, 30 January 2017 - Sunday, 12 February 2017


Rotary telephones, cathode ray tube televisions and floppy disks, now obsolete, were all once considered their days latest technology. Thanks to these relics of the past, we are able to enjoy their latest incarnations in the palm of our hands. 

For the purposes of this challenge, you may model any piece of technology that is now considered obsolete.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 256

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.

29 January 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #255: Spiral Staircase

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

Challenge #255: Spiral Staircase 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!

27 January 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #254: Floor Lamps

The winner of previous Challenge #254: Floor Lamps is...

Floor Lamp 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: #255 Spiral Staircase: 16 January 2017 - 29 January 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 255

16 January 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #255: Spiral Staircase

Challenge Period: Monday, 16 January 2017 - Sunday, 29 January 2017


Spiral staircases are not spirals in the mathematical sense, rather, they are helical in shape and designed to be very space efficient. They can be made of any variety of materials capable of supporting the weight of the staircase and those climbing them.

You can use a variety of built in tools and extensions in SketchUp to accomplish modeling of a spiral staircase but the design is completely up to you. Just be careful not to let it spiral out of control!

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 255

Standard Participation Rules apply, see Participation Manual for more information. Have ideas for future challenges? Let us know next time you submit a vote.

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.

15 January 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #254: Floor Lamps

Voting Closes: Thursday, 26 January 2017 @ 5:00PM PST

Challenge #254: Floor Lamps 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!

12 January 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #253: Ice Fishing Shelter

The winner of previous Challenge #253: Ice Fishing Shelter is...

Ice Fishing Shelter by alfrebilbao. 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: #254 Floor Lamps: 2 January 2017 - 15 January 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 254

02 January 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #254: Floor Lamps

Challenge Period: Monday, 2 January 2017 - Sunday, 15 January 2017


Floor lamps are light fixtures designed to illuminate a room or areas of a room and include torchière, club, mogul, tower and down bridge lamps.

For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a functional floor lamp and an appropriate scene or stage to display it in.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 2017

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