20 November 2011

SketchUp 3D Challenge #131 - Banks

Sunday, 20 November 2011 - Wednesday, 30 November 2011

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For this challenge you will be asked to Occupy SketchUp and model a bank. Piggy banks while cute and oh so cuddly in a cold, hard, porcelain kind of way, but they do not apply to this challenge. We are talking about commercial banks, the kind where you deposit your hard earned cash and fees begin to dwindle down your balance.

You can design a hometown branch, a credit union, a big institutional city bank with elaborate Gothic architecture or anything in between. In addition to this you may choose to model a bank of the past, present or future. And please, no mattresses, coffee cans or anything shoe involved because that may indicate you actually do that...

All standard participation rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 131

The winner of previous 3D Challenge #130 - Flying Cars is...

Marian87 with his aptly named model: Flying Car
Click here to see more renders on deviantART.

03 November 2011

SketchUp 3D Challenge #130 - Flying Cars

Thursday, 3 November 2011 – Wednesday, 16 November 2011

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

For this challenge you will be modeling a flying car or a hover car. Flying cars may be defined in many ways but, for the purposes of this challenge a flying car is defined a vehicle designed for 2 to 6 passengers, that is operated by its owner for daily use, that’s primary means of movement is through flight and would take the place of today's automobile. This also includes landspeeders, airspeeders. Jetsonian aerocars, VTOLs, etc.

You may model an existing flying car design, real or fictional, or you may design your own out of your imagination. Your submitted flying car may have wheels but they are purely optional. The vehicle’s means of propulsion may be based in reality or complete sci-fi non-sense (and even though my handle is JediCharles and have a fondness of sci-fi tech, it is still non-sense).

All standard participation rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 130

It's a tie! The winners of previous 3D Challenge #129 – City Hall are:

Sketchmaster Tóth with Shire City Hall and DALEXD with City Hall in Bucharest!

Congratulations to both modelers on their winning entries! 

01 November 2011

New Admin, JediCharles!

I am happy to announce that I, JediCharles, have been named as the new admin for the Google SketchUp 3D Challenge! Since May, 2008 I have participated in 41 separate challenges and have had the opportunity to win a total of 10 times. Participating in the challenge has been a lot of fun and I look forward to keeping the spirit of the challenge alive.
You should expect interesting challenge topics that will spur your imagination and keep your modeling skills sharp. I am currently working on new ways to showcase challenge winners in addition to recognition on the blog and challenge certificates.
I would also like to take a moment to thank MILO Minderbinder for doing an outstanding job during his year and a half tenure as admin for the Challenge. Your efforts deserve a lot of gratitude and will not be forgotten.
Please take a moment to express your thanks to Milo by commenting on this post.