20 June 2016

SketchUp 3D Challenge #240: Percussion Instruments

Challenge Period: Monday, 20 June 2016 - 3 July 2016


Percussion instruments are musical instruments that are struck or scraped by a beater, struck by your hands, shaken, or struck by another similar instrument to produce musical tones. They are known to be the earliest classification of musical instruments aside from human voice.

In this challenge you are free to model one or more percussion instruments. So, strike a chord or bang a gong, ring a bell and please, please, more cowbell!

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 240

Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to samothrace41 for the topic suggestion!

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are now 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.

19 June 2016

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #239: Tiny Houses

Voting Closes: Thursday, 30 June 2016 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #238: Da Vinci Inventions 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!

16 June 2016

Winner Announcement: Challenge #238: Da Vinci Inventions

The winner of previous Challenge #238: Da Vinci Inventions is...

Revolving bridge and paddle boat 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: #239 Tiny Houses6 June 2016 - 19 June 2016
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 239

06 June 2016

SketchUp 3D Challenge #239: Tiny Houses

Challenge Period: Monday, 6 June 2016 - Sunday, 19 June 2016


The tiny house movement is growing in the United States where the average new home size nears 2700 square feet (250 m2). A tiny house is generally defined as a home 500 square feet (46 m2) or less. The movement was created to promote simple living in affordable homes without sacrificing comfort and functionality.

For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a tiny house 500 square feet (46 m2) or less in any architectural style you choose. You house should have places to eat, cook, sleep, bathe, relax and entertain guests.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 239

Standard Participation Rules apply.

Reminder: Participants who enter the challenge must also participate in the vote once the challenge period is over. If you do not vote, votes for your entries will not be counted. Please make sure you understand all of the rules for the SketchUp 3D Challenge so that your work will not be disqualified.

05 June 2016

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #238: Da Vinci Inventions

Voting Closes: Thursday, 16 June 2016 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #238: Da Vinci Inventions 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!

02 June 2016

Winner Announcement: Challenge #237: Transportation Tunnel

The winner of previous Challenge #237: Transportation Tunnel is...


Somport tunnel 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: #238 Da Vinci Inventions23 May 2016 - 5 June 2016
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 238

23 May 2016

SketchUp 3D Challenge #238: Da Vinci Inventions

Challenge Period: Monday, 23 May 2016 - Sunday, 5 June 2016


Leonardo da Vinci was not only a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a writer, a poet and a scientist, but, also an inventor. His wide variety of interests and knowledge made him a polymath; a person who draws from complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

For the purposes of this challenge, you are to pick one of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions and bring them to life as a 3D model in SketchUp. Have fun and unleash your inner Renaissance man (or woman)!

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 238

Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to alfrebilbao for this topic suggestion.

Reminder: Participants who enter the challenge must also participate in the vote once the challenge period is over. If you do not vote, votes for your entries will not be counted. Please make sure you understand all of the rules for the SketchUp 3D Challenge so that your work will not be disqualified.

22 May 2016

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #237: Transportation Tunnel


Voting Closes: Thursday, 2 June 2016 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #237: Transportation Tunnel 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!

19 May 2016

Winner Announcement: Challenge #236: Bus Shelters

The winner of previous Challenge #236: Bus Shelter is...

Santurce. Central Park bus stop 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: #237 Transportation Tunnel9 May 2016 - 21 May 2016
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 237

09 May 2016

SketchUp 3D Challenge #237: Transportation Tunnel


Challenge Period: Monday, 9 May 2016 - Sunday, 22 May 2016


Transportation tunnels are often made for rail lines and roadways where above ground alternatives are not feasible or simply unwanted.

While it may sound daunting for a 3D Challenge, SketchUp has all the tools you need for such a project. And while you don't need to model an entire tunnel, it is important that you model at least one entrance into the tunnel and a sizable length of tunnel. You may model an existing tunnel or one of your own design.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 237

Standard Participation Rules apply.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are now 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.