04 December 2011

SketchUp 3D Challenge #132 - Snowmobiles

Sunday, 4 December 2011 - Wednesday, 14 December 2011

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A snowmobile, also known in some places as a snowmachine, or sled, is a land vehicle for winter travel on snow. Designed to be operated on snow and ice, they require no road or trail. Design variations enable some machines to operate in deep snow or forests; most are used on open terrain, including frozen lakes, or driven on paths or trails. Usually designed to accommodate a driver and one passenger, their use is much like a motorcycle and an all-terrain vehicle (ATVs) intended for winter use on snow-covered ground and frozen ponds and waterways. They have no enclosure except for a windshield and their engine normally drives a continuous track or tracks at the rear; skis at the front provide directional control.
 A standard participation rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 132

The winner of previous 3D Challenge #131 - Banks is...

SketchUp Diva with Hometown Bank!
Congratulations to SketchUp Diva on her first win and may many future wins follow. The construction progress of her bank was every bit as interesting as the final result. Thanks for participating.  


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  2. i used my "3d Me"made earlier in the model , i made him all black , it was just to make more sense with the machine in action ...tell me if i need to hide it , i don't want to be disqualified.

  3. If you need the opinion of another contestant, I don't see an issue with it. We are just voting on the machine itself. Right?

  4. If you have time to create a new figure I would do that or just find another way to feature the model. I think it is important for the rules to be followed so I thank you for asking before the challenge closes. I like your idea of a snowmobile; it is like the Segway of snowmobiles.

  5. ok no problem , ill just hide it until voting is closed

  6. what's all that publicity on the 3dchallenge site ?? its really annoying and make the site very slow (for me)... :(

  7. That's something Rahul Desai added. I didn't see it until now because I have an ad blocker installed in my browser.

  8. on behalf of the whole team wee thank you for the clean up :-)

  9. Hey everyone, great site you've got here!

    I've only just started learning Sketchup and this is my first entry on here so go easy on me! Any tips or advice would be welcomed.


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    Challenge closed, thanks for the great entries.
    Let's start the voting!

    You may make 3 votes.
    - your First choice is worth 3 points,
    - your Second worth 2 points,
    - your Third worth 1 point,
    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!


  11. WTF ?? last day , the end date was the 18th !! iam making my entry right now

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  14. so... why challenge is closed 4 days early ?
    its kind of sad to work hard and fast to finish something ,and then this happens ....

    kind of like a 3 lap race , and a driver make 1 lap and claim a victory :S

  15. @GoldenSim, The challenge deadline is always listed in the blog post and the deadline for this one was the 14th and hasn't been changed. The challenge periods have been 10 days for quite a while now. New challenges start on a Sunday and they go 10 days until a Wednesday. The days then leading up to the next challenge is the voting period. I understand that you are upset but please don't react that way. This is a friendly competition, so let's please keep it that way.

  16. ive reed it 3 or 4 times in the past days just to be sure , and it was the 18th ...

    yeah ill keep it friendly by exiting 3d challenge for a while

  17. Hard choice!
    My vote :
    3 points for Golden Sim 1972 Sno'Jet Thunder Jet 650cc
    2 points for Bronto Polaris 800 Dragon RMK 163
    1 point for Golden Sim "GSM" Snow Carver-X (nice presentation)

  18. My Votes:

    3 points for GoldenSim's Snow Carver-X
    2 Points for Bronto's Polaris 800
    1 Point for GoldenSim's Sno'jet

    Future Contest idea's, being Winter and all:
    - Ultimate Snow Fort
    - Dog Powered Vehicles
    - Igloos
    - Santa's Reindeer-Free Sled

  19. 1ST >Polaris 800 Dragon RMK 163 by bronto
    Great replica and texturing!

    2ND >Challenge #132 - Bahamut Snowmobile by Ryksuga excellent design !

    3RD >king ragh nice curves!

  20. 3 points: Bahamut Snowmobile by Ryksuga
    2 points: Polaris 800 Dragon RMK 163 by bronto
    1 point: "GSM" Snow Carver-X by GoldenSim

  21. My votes are:
    3 points: Polaris 800 Dragon RMK 163 by bronto 2 points: "GSM" Snow Carver-X by GoldenSim
    1 point: Bahamut Snowmobile by Ryksuga

    Btw GoldenSim, I actually saw the whole week 14 Dec, and not 18. Maybe you've misread it? Anyways you've got a nice model in uploaded

  22. i know , i was wrong ,but cant understand what happened :S

  23. Suggestion: What about a "Christmas-tree" challenge ?

  24. 3 points to Polaris 800 Dragon RMK 163
    2 points to 1972 Sno' Jet Thunder Jet
    1 point to Bahamut

  25. Thank you again everyone for the nice things you all said about my bank. I had so much fun making that. and I am still upset about my snowmobile but oh well. anyways gotta say I love them all here are my picks

    1st)Polaris 800 Dragon RMK 163
    by bronto

    2nd) Bahamut Snowmobile
    by: Ryksuga

    3rd) "GSM" Snow Carver-X
    by GoldenSim

    Great job guys :-)

    I liked the xmas tree idea or maybe just a winter scene of some sorts. I know some of us would have way to much fun in rendering programs lol.

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    Voting is now closed. Thanks for voting.

  27. Thank you everyone for your votes. I'm glad you like my model. Thank you. Details on Sno' Jet Thunder Jet as srews and nameplate and the progressive springs on Bahamut are also wondeful.
    Maybe future contest idea: Christmas crib