16 April 2008

3D Challenge #037 - Air traffic control tower

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This week's challenge:

Air traffic control tower

From the viewpoint of organization, an airport is a complicated structure. There are a lot of different flows which needs to be managed, like people, luggage, cargo and of course the airplanes themself. The airplanes are managed by the air traffic control (ATC). These people control all the airplanes on the ground and the flying planes in a certain range around the airport. Although they use a lot of digital information, the primary method of controlling the immediate airport environment is by visual observation. For this task almost every airport has a recognizable air traffic control tower. For this challenge we're going to create such a tower for the air traffic controllers. Of course it needs to be high enough to see the largest part of the airport and has to have a lot of windows for a 360 degrees view around the tower. All the other parts of the design are free to choose.

Good luck ALL!

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 037

Due Date: Wed, Apr 23 (Challenge closed)

Click here to see the submitted models for this challenge.

Air traffic control tower by a.j.unknow

2 nd Place (2 Way Tie)
Krane Municipal Airport ATC by C.J. Leigh
Mobile Tower by MHolzinger

3 rd Place
Schiphol Air traffic tower_byALX by DesignsbyALX

Congrats To ALL !!!!


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    Good luck with the challenge...

  2. I'm sorry if i made things a bit confusing by adding the tag for the previous challenge to 2 nonsubmissable models:
    TakeMS MEM-Drive Easy USB Stick 512 MB
    A-Data PD14 USB stick 1GB
    These are not valid submissions as they were made months ago,i've only wanted to showcase them as they were related to the challenge's theme, sorry guys.

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  4. And this is the first one
    Air traffic control tower

    To the 3d challenge moderators:

  5. i have a suggestion for a challenge you should put in jets or fighter plane.

    thanks to all peoples for making these challenges!

    heres my entry

    alien command tower

  6. Hi all, long time no see, hope all is well here.

    airport 77

    thought I'd pop in and try this one.

  7. Here you will find my two entries for this week!

    My First Earth collection