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.

01 January 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #253: Ice Fishing Shelter

Voting Closes: Thursday, 12 January 2017 @ 5:00PM PST

Challenge #253: Ice Fishing Shelter 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 December 2016

SketchUp 3D Challenge #253: Ice Fishing Shelter

Challenge Period: Monday, 19 December 2016 - Sunday, 1 January 2017

Ice fishing
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Ice fishing is the practice of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. Ice fishermen may fish in the open or in heated enclosures, some with bunks and amenities.
For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model an ice fishing shelter with all the amenities and provisions you can model during the challenge period. Watch out for thin ice and don't get left out in the cold!

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 253

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Have an idea for a future challenge topic? Please, do share. Submit your ideas next time you vote.

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.

18 December 2016

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #252: Snowman

Voting Closes: Thursday, 29 December 2016 @ 5:00PM PST

Challenge #252: Snowman 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!

15 December 2016

Winner Announcement: Challenge #251: Casino Table Games

The winner of previous Challenge #251: Casino Table Games is...
Roulette 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: #252 Snowman: 5 December 2016 - 18 December 2016
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 252

05 December 2016

SketchUp 3D Challenge 252: Snowman

Challenge Period: Monday, 5 December 2016 - Sunday, 18 December 2016


Winter is almost here (at least in the northern hemisphere) and many of us can already feel it. Therefore, you have been challenged to model something relevant to upcoming season... A snowman!

Your snowman should represent something that you could create from snow; meaning it should be structurally self-supported and made of snow. Although you can do the typical three-snowball stacked version, you are encouraged to think outside-the-box. Be sure to accessorize your snowman to bring him or her to life!

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 252

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Special thanks to Bonhomme Hiver for suggesting this topic.

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.

04 December 2016

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #251: Casino Table Games

Voting Closes: Thursday, 15 December 2016 @ 5:00PM PST

Challenge #251: Casino Table Games 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!