_________________________ The holidays are coming! Model anything you like, maybe even a refridgerator, but it must be about christmas. Try a computerscreen decorated with holly, or a sofa made of bells, candles and stockings. Any way you want.
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 114"
_________________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #113 - A Small Planet is:
HenkieTenk with his Small Planet! HenkieTenk received 15 points from the voters. Beautifully modeled; Happy new year!
_________________________ The winner of earlier 3D Challenge #112 - Future Kitchen is:
Moboille with his model of a Block Kitchen! He received 12 points from the voters. Congratulations with your first place! Happy 2011 Moboille!
___________________ Inspired by Sketchmaster Tóth's suggestion of designing a complete star system, we decided to keep it a little smaller; Design you own small planet! The image above shows the small planet of The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry. If you need inspiration for your own planet, in the book you can find several ideas for different kinds of planets.
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 113"
___________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #112 - Future Kitchen is:
_______________________ If you read the reasons for the firetruck challenge last week, you'll probably imagine this week's challenge being about policecars, as the Dutch emergency telephone number is 112. Well, we decided to go with something completely different, really something in which you can use your imagination. Special thanks to Mbuzzyk, who gave us the idea of this subject.
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 112"
_______________________ And the winner of previous 3D Challenge - Firetruck is:
8818eric with his Firetruck! This fantastic model of an oldschool firetruck, beautifully crafted in Sketchup, really is a pleasure to look at.
______________________________ Such a beautiful Challenge number really deserves a beautiful subject. So we got working, to find the best subject for this cool new Challenge. What did we come up with? A firetruck, because the number 1-1-1 is the official emergency telephone number in New Zealand. So get those brains working! The trucks need to get to the emergency ASAP!
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 111"
____________________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #110 - Design a Fish! is:
_______________________ Garden fountains; those small concrete blocks squirting water in your face. They seem strangely annoying sometimes, but can't they be very beautiful? Let's try to make eyecatching futuristic fountains that fit into an average yard, and yet be beautiful and rustic.
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 108"
_______________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #108 - Places of Worship is:
'Gothic Cathedral', by Woody. This beautiful complex model was modeled very systhematically, with a total of 73 different components used in the build; counting a massive 100,000 edges and 33,000 faces. The entire interior has been modeled as well, and I have to say, now I finally understand what architects did with the extra space above the ambulatories. Well done Woody! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
____________________ Think of models like: - Churches - Mosques - Temples - Synagogues A temple of your own made-up religion?
3D Warehouse tag: "3d challenge 108"
_______________________________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #107 - Skyscraper is:
A major event has happened the past week. We've changed the voting to an easier, sythematicalapproach, and hereby attracted some 30 voters! A great 180 points were given, of which 43 went to Art Deco Skyscraper by Adrian Novotny (Tesler). His greatly detailed model of a 1930s building came out beautifully in a fantastic render displayed on the detailspage. Congratulations Adrian!
______________ Think of models like: - An existing one? - An old retro one? - A futuristic one? - A 1,000,000 feet tall one?
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 107"
______________________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #106 - Resort Architecture is:
DF_Andy, and his Sun Set Hotel. His cool look on tropical paradise should set an example for future resorts! All of the submissions looked awesome, but DF_Andy made it with a landslide. Great terrain modeling by the way!
______________ Think of models like: - Your own design - A real resort in Mexico - There are resorts in Miami Beach too - What else? Just start modeling!
3D Warehouse tag: "3D Challenge 106"
______________________________ The winner of previous 3D Challenge #106, Cars is:
HenkieTenk, with his very realistic model of a Classic Car. A very detailed model of his own design competing with other beautiful models, made it hard for us to vote, but in the end the winner was this retro car!
Jansens amazing collection of 18 different 2D people is both beautiful, and has a low filesize, so these people are really helpful for finishing your own outdoor scene. Colorful and faceless, it is a pleasure to look at!
Jedi Charles won this challenge with an astonishing 35% of the votes, as second place only ranked up to 20%. Second place was taken by Gabor with his model 'Montado CB-19'. 'Lady and the Tram' by CK got third place with 14% of the votes. Congratulations Jedi Charles!
Well, I gueass it is time to finally announce our winners of Sketchup 3D Challenge #101: Shape your Landscape. But first let's have a look back at the past month. We've received 21 modelsubmissions, all of great quality, and all with beautiful thumbnail images on their detailspage. Would you like to have a look back? Check out the models here. On June 18th, we've started the voting of two competitions. One for Best Model, one for Best Thumbnail. The winners would receive a copy ofSketchup 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner's Guide, provided by Packt Publishing. When all the points were counted, we've come to the conclusion that the winner of the Best Model competition has been won by:
Horváth Gábor, with his beautiful model, Tokyo 100 x 100. A 10.000 square meter section of downtown Tokyo with an exceptional level of detail. Congratulations! - Second place was taken by Mbuzzyk, and his model of Motu Bora Bora, - Third place was taken by CK, with his House on Haunted Hill.
And the Thumbnail Image Competition was won by: Sebastián Velásquez, with his beautifully arranged Thumbnail image of an Alien Landscape. Congratulations on winning your prize Sebastián! - Second place was taken by Lordgood, and his model of an Indian Fortress, - Third place was Lordgood as well, with his second model Montressor Castle.
Thank you all for participating in this big challenge, and all new challenges will start every two weeks, with our next one starting on Sunday 27th. Certificates are being made as we speak. View our points table Here. This post will be edited later today, so keep on modeling y'all!
As a reaction to becoming the winner of the Model competition, Horváth made a model of the training glider he flies, the Góbé. In his own way, he thanked us for Challenge #101, by placing Sketchup 3D Challenge banners on the wings! Take a look here.
Hello Readers! Please vote for your favorite models and thumbnails in Challenge #101 on the commentpage HERE.
Voting method This challenge there will be two votes. - one for best MODEL (will win one prize) - one for best THUMBNAIL (will win one prize)
you may vote like this: - your First model choice is worth 3 points, - your Second model worth 2 points, - your Third model worth 1 point,
- your First thumbnail choice is worth 3 points, - your Second thumbnail worth 2 points, - your Third thumbnail worth 1 point,
You may also make a comment, if you wish, on why you chose each model. _________________ Hello everyone,
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All getting ready for our huge Sketchup 3D Challenge #101? I hope you are, but you'll have plenty more time when the challenge really starts (in a few minutes). Because this will be our biggest challenge yet, we are extending the submitting time from 10 days to 20 days, because we would really like to have lots of submissions for our prize challenge. Yes, in Challenge #101, we are giving away two copies ofSketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner's Guideby Robin de Jongh. Read more Here. But why two copies? Well, parallel to our usual vote, we'll be having a second vote on this challenge #101. The traditional vote will stay the same. The only addition there will be, is a second vote for best Thumbnail image (the image shown on the models detailspage). The winner of this vote will also receive a copy of SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner's Guideby Robin de Jongh. If the winner of this vote is the same person as the winner of the traditional vote, the prize will transfer to the Second place thumbnail. To read more about how to organize a beautiful thumbnail, read this post Zoungy 'the librarian' wrote about getting a manicure.
How will we notify the winners, that they won a prize? After the voting ends, we count the points, and give a heads up (by email) to the 1st place winner of Sketchup 3D Challenge #101. We'll ask him for his shipping details, so we can send him his first place prize. Then he will be contacted by Packt Publishing, who will send him his prize. If he doesn't reply within five days, the prize goes to the second place winner.
So, to make a long story short... There will be given away two prizes: two copies of the PacktPub book for Visualization. - One for the best model (just the model and description, nothing else!) - One for the best Thumbnail image (Just the image! Not the model!)
Voters will be voting the same, but twice this time.
It will take a lot of votes this time, so please all contact all of the regular competitors you know, and tell them Sketchup 3D Challenge is up and running again!
The Winner of Challenge #100: Everyone loves their Mom Hello Sketchup 3D Challenge competitors! Once again, thank you all for helping us getting the blog up and running again; you all came back when we needed you most. Well in this blogpost, I will be giving you the title of the winning model and the name of the winning modeler of Sketchup 3D Challenge #100 (what a great number for a beautiful challenge), but first I would like to make it clear that still not everyone is aware of the blog being back up again, so please please contact the fellow competitors you know and spread the word!
This Challenge has been a little bit difficult for all of us. Appearantly the timing wasn't so great, because until we extended the deadline, we only had three modelsubmissions. On the day of the deadline (and even one submission was too late, but I saw it through the fingers, as they say in Holland), we received 7 new models, which saved our blog from failing to announce a fair winner. But I know your time is valuable, so I'll give you the results of the vote right now. The winner of Sketchup 3D Challenge, Everyone loves their Mom, with an incredible 18 votes is... (wait for it...) CK with his brilliant model Puang Ma_lai Dok Ma_li, a graceful motherday gift made of flowers.
Second place: Jansen with his Teddy Bear Third place: Dracoscove with her Basket of Love
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I was contacted recently by Packt Publishers, who are releasing their new book SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner's Guide by Robin de Jongh. I thought it was an excellent idea to write a review for them, and soon a book was sent to me with a 9 page Table of Contents! And think about it; this is only the Beginner’s Guide. After reading (well, reading...) the first 23 pages of the book (in which a very useful manual of this manual, with explanations of different headings, text styles, etc was included), the author got to the point.
Recently we've been contacted by Packt Publishing, about a book they are publishing currently:SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginner's Guide. The outcome of our conversations: One copy of the book as a first place prize for the next challenge! This is really good news, but there is also a little bit of bad news. Because this blog was out for maintenance a couple of weeks ago, a lot of competitors stopped reading it, and they still don't know we're up and running again. So it will take a week or two to get everyone back in the game before we can start this awesome new challenge. So please contact all of the regular competitors you know, and sign in for the new monthly newsletter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After having some trouble with finding enough submissions, sending out a newsletter to most of the regular competitors, and adding another day to the challenge deadline, it is FINALLY May 18th. We've received 10 modelsubmissions (of which 6 were uploaded on the day of the deadline), and we are now starting the voting period HERE.
These were the modelers: - Dracoscove, (2 models) - SeyvaqS, (2 models) - CK, - Jacksterb96, - HenkieTenk, - Jansen, - Gamemaster01.
When voting, please also explain why you voted the way you did. It helps other modelers improve their models, and isn't that what you want too?
You may vote like this: 1] your First choice is worth 3 points, 2] your Second worth 2 points, 3] your Third worth 1 point,
ALSO, we are working on a Sketchup 3D Challenge mailing list. If you would like to be contacted once a month or so, about new features on the blog or the special prize we'll be writing a post about in a bit, please send an email to email@example.com.
Thank you everyone supporting us, the crew of 3Dchallenge, in getting this blog back in the game. Last challenge number 099 was extremely succesful, compared to challenge 098. We had eleven submissions, and a total of 30 points were given in the voting process. After counting all of the votes, we came to the conclusion that the absolute winner of Sketchup 3D Challenge is: .... CK with his model 'Port Macquarie Lighthouse'. Thank you CK for your wonderful model of this small lighthouse. Also thank you Yewenyi, whose photo CK appearantly used for his model.
Second place was taken by bdhy, with three submissions. Third place was taken by Cathy Tritschler with her model of Case, Chefferie de Bana, Cameroun.
I must order you now to submit new models to historic challenge #100 (!), because you know what they say: ,,A new Thursday, A new Sketchup 3D Challenge!"
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As it is already April 27th (time's gone fast!), we'll have to start the voting on Challenge #099. The subject was 'Small is Beautiful' We have received eleven submissions, which is quite a big number compared to previous Challenge #098.
The participants of Sketchup 3D Challenge #099 were: - bdhy (3 entries!) - jptoodles - dracoscove - cathy.tritschler - Kangarooz - LordGood - www. flukeworld. com - CK (winner of Challenge #096)
You may vote like this: 1] your First choice is worth 3 points, 2] your Second worth 2 points, 3] your Third worth 1 point,
The winner of Challenge #098: Wonders of the World Just finishing some unfinished stuff around here, I found out, we hadn't selected a winner for Challenge #098 yet. The subject was Wonders of the World, and we got a staggering 5 submissions. Maybe the small amount of models submitted was caused by the blog being offline for some time. But now we're back in the game, and already started new Sketchup Challenge #099: Small is Beautiful. If you would like to submit your own model to this new challenge, hurry up! The deadline is 11:59PM tomorrow, the 27th! So, after counting all of the votes, we came to the conclusion that with 8 points Alpha94 won the challenge with his model 'Temple of Artemis at Ephesus'. Second place went to MyTH, with his model 'The Lighthouse at Alexandria' Third place went to SeyvaqS, with his own version of 'The Lighthouse At Alexandria'
So now, I would like to file this challenge in the long history of Sketchup 3D Challenges, and - of course - congratulate the happy winner Alpha94! Thank you Alpha94 for your excellent model (the certificate will be published soon): And if you're reading this, you might as well vote for challenge 097, because we're kinda short on votes here!
Thanks to everyone participating in the 3D Challenge 096, and to everyone voting for the submitted models, we are now finally able to decide who won the competition. Leading with eleven points, the winner is: modeler CK with 'Boy's bike'!
With 9 points, second place goes to Henkietenk with Penny Farthing with 5 points, third place goes to Cathy Thrischler with Bureau vélo.
Thank you CK for your excellent model of a boy's bike; the certificate will be published soon.
And if you're reading this, you migth as well vote for challenges 097 and 098, because we're kinda short on votes here!
Please vote for your model in challenges 097 and 098!!!
On the previous blogpost we've gotten a lot of ideas and suggestions for future Challenge subjects. We want to thank everyone for adding their ideas to the list. The subjects you've sent to us were: - Fountains, - Planets, - Mario, - Dragen Ball Z - Train stations - Open challenge (every submission will feature its own subject) - Sketchup jokes - (Very) small buildings - Anything with Mothers day - Gardens - Gifts - Flowers - Spa gettaway
The idea of Mothers day by dracoscove was awesome, and we thought that was a great subject for the month of May, so that will be the subject of Challenge #100 (a very special challenge!). But what will be the subject of Challenge #099? With the changing from 99 to 100, we're trade the small numbers for the larger numbers, so we thought that 'Small Buildings' would make a great Challenge #099. Thank you bdhy!
And by the way, if you read this, you might as well cast your vote for previous challenges #098 and #097!
Hello everyone following the Sketchup 3D challenges!
After a couple of weeks of maintenance on the blog here, we think we are in need a Challenge #099. There has silence around here for some time now, and people started to wonder if 3D challenge blog is still running. Well, I can tell you, we're back in the game and starting a new challenge #099 in a couple of days. But we haven't figured out a particular subject, so we could use some suggestions.
Have you thought of a subject?
Put your ideas on the commentpage of this blogpost.
In a few days we'll choose a subject submitted by readers.