02 April 2009

3D Challenge #079 - Cordless Phone

This weeks challenge is to model a cordless phone. It's fairly self-explanitory, but remember that it is a cordless phone, and not a mobile/cell phone.
Also a reminder that everything must be made by you and within the challenge timeframe.

As Always, good luck and have fun!

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 079

Due Date: Wed, April 8th (Challenge Closed)

Click here to see the currently submitted models for this challenge.

HypoteX Katalyst - Cloudedzero

2nd Place
Google cordless phone - Tihomir Bakovljanec

3rd Place Tie
Verizon Cordless Set - DesignsbyALX
Phone - Dilbert™
Phone and webcam - a.j.unknow


  1. General Notes:
    There will no obligation for a blog entry anymore. It is still allowed to post a link to your model or additional images, but it is not required anymore to submit a model to the challenges. The 3D Warehouse tag is still required though and should be added when uploading a model to the Warehouse.

    You can use the hyperlink code creator on the frontpage of the blog to create the code for a hyperlink in your message. Copy this code and paste it in the comment box on the place where your want the hyperlink to be.

    Challenge suggestions are welcome to be placed on the blog. Items will be noted and compiled on the moderator’s list. At that point, the initial comment for the suggestion may be deleted so as to maintain a streamline challenge thread for use of posting entries for the challenge and comments to models. Challenge suggestions have always been welcomed and taken under consideration.

    Please refrain from using background images in your models as it is the model itself that is being judged.

    You'll notice a new link on the main page that directs you to the First Place Certificate area to which winners are able to print a certificate with a picture of their model detailing their excellence. You can access the page through the main page of the blog.

    Good Luck and have fun!!!

  2. check out my entry here: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=fed335202963b8d3fbeef84a1ff2df7f

  3. Verizone Phone/Internethub

    This week is not so much fun! Well, Sketchupwise it was, but the subject this week isn't!

  4. I don't really like this challenge, after the cellphone, the camera, there's the cordless phone. Though if people could have fun with it, it's still great !

    Two of my propositions : A factory - A lighter .

  5. well i had fun with it,but then again i am new to this
    and if you all are wondering, no i do not have a phone like this haha all from memory =P

    an idea for an upcoming challenge if it hasn't been done - somekind of power tool might prove challenging

  6. I forgot to add in my logo - just my initials it's premade is that allowed? and if so can i edit my entry ?

  7. i just uploaded my Phone the dock works like a stereo system. also i uploaded some http://picasaweb.google.ca/Chuck.Norris.8000/3DChallenge079CordlessPhone# hope you like it!

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  9. oops sorry posted the wrong link you can see my Renders

  10. Done


    yeah I know the name was used for a different phone but I dont Kare...


  11. @clouded Zero. Nice model but wha does i am zorbo mean?

    I also finished my model and i didn't cheat one bit! Go look at it!

    Here are some pictures of it and the link below:


  12. @randommodification...I think it was you but you said to add components so i did! Hope you like it more now! lol

  13. @TD2013,
    Thanks, much better. i liked the pics, looks almost identical to the real thing!

  14. @TD2013;

    "Nice big screen and the phone is excellent. You've improved!"

    Oh please, sh up! I know i'm a much better SKPer than you, and do i have to remind you that you lied and cheated the previous challenge?! If you made yours yourself this time, than YOU are the one that has improved... And i also need to add that your rating realy doesn't make any sense, cause last time with my Canon u said it just was a simple model with a picture on it and anyone could make this, believe me, it was a more complex model than this simple one. This is just a picture on some curves.... If for me, you don't have to say anything, please ;) Try entering as much models of your own as i did, than we'll talk.

  15. I really don't know what to say

    -Thanks for looking at the pics, i hope others do. I was happy reading your comment until i read the next one!

    -Umm...does your comment really make any sense? You clearly stated that i said you improved and yet...you still get mad at me. I clearly stated i was having a fresh start and you also admitted you use a bunch of pictures in your models. Also i dont like coky people. You said "i'm a much better SKPer than you" Since i had a fresh start i am starting to get one enemy(i wonder who?). So i ask everyone, does alex's comment make any sense?

  16. I might reconsider my vote and rating for designsbyALX's phone!

  17. @dracoscove
    -Thanks for the 5 stars. I kind of thought that about the base put it is still classified as a home/cordless phone. Nice question though.

    -Your right. the spot under the keypad isn't right. It's actually part of the base, i kind of incorperated it into the keypad so it's not all an exact copy of the real thing.
    (P.S. You spelt Verizon like Verizone)

  18. Guess i was anoyed by YOU saying that I have improved.... please :(
    I looked arround in your collection, but it was all rubicubes and a lame pacman... sorry! But you're in the right place here, you can still learn a lot. (btw, what's your age?!?)

  19. I'm going to take part of this conversation, I just have to say that I totally understand the Alex's behaviour, the fact that you've dared to tell me my kitchen was too simple compared with what you've done... I simply think you're not in a good position to criticize the models... So I can understand how much it's irritating to hear one's model is not good enough from you ! Same feedback for you pointing out to alex that he has improved himself ...

    Though if you haven't stolen your model it's good and it's your best one so far.

  20. Moboille, that's EXACTLY what i mean!

  21. @designsbyALX
    -I don't have that much to learn, i meen i used to like rubiks cubes look at the date those are all old and crappy. The pacman took like 30 seconds. So please look at my newer stuff! Oh and i will say i am atleast under 18. I'm not an adult for a while.

    -How is saying someone improved critisism?

    @Henkie Tenk
    -Yeah i couldn't really get the shape perfect. I tried to change it but sketchup wasn't cooperating! I hate when that happens! lol

  22. @TD2013

    I am the first to say criticism is so helpful but you aren't in a good position. Take as example...
    You take the liberty to say my kitchen is a little too easy but if you have noticed, my kitchen contains a microwave among some other appliances, take a look at it apart here
    . Next look at your model. Your model is worth as an entire one whereas mine is simply a DETAIL among lots of other. And according to me mine it's better than yours... so I think if a single detail of mine kitchen looks better than your whole model ... So if my kitchen has to be rated 3 stars, how many stars does your models deserve ?

    I want to have troubles with nobody, but I'm just quite irate when seeing you rating the kitchen whose I've taken the time to work on.

    PS : I had left you a comment about it on your microwave last week.

  23. @DesignsbyALX and vampires

    did you even download the model?


    It has one...


  24. Yours, i didn't, but i see its a picture... Should i change my rating accordingly?! For some people i look OVER the picture fact, cause i do it myself sometimes, and You normaly post your own stuff. Want me to be more critical than ;) ?

  25. @All:
    I've been meaning to point out the fact that a lot of you still rely too heavily on textures as a mean to achieve detail in your models. I would love to see you all trying to steer away from that particular resource, since one of the goals of this forum is that you all be able to create highly detailed and very realistic models without textures as part of the detail. Furthermore, the use of textures seems to have been misleading when it comes to judging finished models.


    Oz (partly off duty mod)

  26. I got a challenge proposition : An Art Deco building .

  27. I'm starting with the 3d challenges this week, i have nothing else to do...

  28. The personal attacks are really uncalled for. You know who I'm referring to. This is supposed to be a friendly challenge and should stay that way. There are enough bad things going on in the World, we don't need more of it here.

  29. @Jedi Charles
    your phone looks great... but when i click on it on the 3d warehouse or use your link it says it doesn't exist. did you remove it and then re-upload it or something? any ways i'll see if it works tommorow.

  30. thats funny...i was going to do another entry with that exact ID555 by Philips! lol i bet you found it by searching cordless phone on google or something becuase that's how i found it!

  31. Hmm, just killing time till next challenge ;) I edited my Rosie, Ferrari style. The F1car, i build and UVmapped it with Blender!

    My latest render

  32. @randomofodication
    You must have tried right as I was reuploading it. I decided to darken the color of the phone to improve the contrast against the light grey fog. The phone is intended to be black but using pure black in SketchUp is difficult because the details get washed out. I compromise by using dark charcoal which allows the details to show.

    Yep, I used Google image search and found it. I use image search for research everytime I'm about to model something. It's not always helpful though. Some things are just not photographed for whatever reason; like "cordless phone battery door" or even "remote control battery door". Then I realize I have 3 remotes and a cordless phone right by my computer for me to look at all along.

  33. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=509937678ded8a683852f67dff13b838

  34. ******************************************************* VOTING MAY NOW START

  35. my votes:

    3 points:
    Slimline Cordless Phone by JediCharles
    very detailed, very well executed and altogheter a great idea(touch screen like buttons).

    2 points:HypoteX Katalyst by cloudedzero
    very well done and an excellent design. and yes it does have a base station (5 of them) and a receiver thingy.

    1 point:Verizon Cordless Set by DesignsbyALX
    also very good, but lacking some details the others included.

  36. @designsbyALX
    -Dude that pic with the rosies and car is so cool. It;s like my fav!!!(i would say you've improved but i don't know how sensitive people are these days) It rocks, honestly!

  37. i hope people dont think of me as a cheater anymore so i might get at least a few votes but i doubt it =(

  38. My votes are...

    3 points:
    HypoteX Katalyst by cloudedzero

    2 points:
    cordless phone by Hobbnob

    1 point:
    Phone by Dilbert™

  39. Here's my votes!

    3points: Google cordless phone by Tihomir Bakovljanec...It's a very good idea!

    2points: Cordless Phone And Phone Dock
    by randomofodication...this is cool and thanks for being nice to me, you took the "frsh start" litteral, thanks!!!

    1point=( :Slimline Cordless Phone
    by JediCharles...I was going to make one and you did better!

  40. My Votes

    3 points: JediCharles

    Slimline Cordless Phone

    good design and construction

    2 points: a.j.unknown

    Phone and webcam

    good design and construction

    1 point: Sketchosaurus®

    cordless phone

    it was a toss up for third but this phone has a better texture and feel than Tihomir Bakovljanec's phone.


  41. 3 points: Phone by Dilbert
    Nice idea, with a good model (nice plane)

    2 points: Cordless Antique Phone by JD_Wooten
    Classic and not like all others.

    1 point: Google phone by Tihomir Bakovljanec
    Good idea

    @ all Good luck with the next challenge

  42. My first vote goes to "HypoteX Katalyst" by Cloudedzero . It's lovely and greatly detailed .

    2pts for "Verizon Cordless Set" By DesignsbyALX, I really like the modelling .

    And finally 1pt for "Cordless Phone by HenkieTenk" created by HenkieTenk. I really like the style and the presentation is well too .

  43. Thanks Moboille!

    Grtz HenkieTenk

  44. Yay! I got two votes! My votes are:

    3 points: Slimline Cordless Phone by JediCharles.

    2 points: Phone and Webcam by AJ Unknow.

    1 point: Cordless Phone by Sketchosaurus.

  45. 3 pts: phone by Jon1233587

    2 pts: google phone by Tihomir Bakovljanec

    3 pts: phone by sketchosaurus

  46. 3pts. HypoteX Katalyst
    by cloudedzero

    I could see this as an actual product. Good job on the modelling and nice details.

    2pts. Cordless Phone by HenkieTenk (LOOK AT THE BUTTONS!)
    by HenkieTenk

    Nice cohesive design and clean modelling.

    1pts. Modern Cordless Phone
    by deer in a headlite

    I think the quality of the modelling of the handset was very good. I would have ranked the model higher but the bas station paled in comparison to the handset. Nice reflection effect.

  47. Better late than never
    3 points: Slimline Cordless Phone by JediCharles
    2 points: HypoteX Katalyst by cloudedzero
    1 point: Verizon Cordless Set by DesignsbyALX

  48. ******************************************************* VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

  49. @cloudedzero
    I know it hasn't been announced yet, but congratulations sharing 1st place with me in the challenge.

  50. Totals!
    Slimline Cordless Phone - JediCharles = 13

    HypoteX Katalyst - cloudedzero = 13

    Verizon Cordless Set - DesignsbyALX = 4

    cordless phone - Hobbnob = 2

    Phone - Dilbert™ = 4

    Google cordless phone - Tihomir Bakovljanec. = 6

    Cordless Phone And Phone Dock
    - randomofodication = 2

    Phone and webcam - .j.unknown = 4

    cordless phone -Sketchosaurus® = 3

    Cordless Antique Phone - JD_Wooten = 2

    Cordless Phone - HenkieTenk = 3

    phone - Jon1233587 = 3

    Modern Cordless Phone - deer in a headlite = 1