31 December 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #162 - Secret Lair

Challenge #162 - Secret Lair has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #163 - 2012 Year in Review: 31 December 2012 - 10 January 2013
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SketchUp 3D Challenge #163 - 2012 Year in Review

Monday, 31 December 2012 - Thursday, 10 January 2013


Being that this is the last challenge beginning in 2012, it felt appropriate to make it about 2012. A lot can happen in a year: fads come and go, new gadgets hit the market, YouTube creates new "stars", not everything's good, not everything's bad, yet it's ever changing.

In this challenge, you are free to model what you like as long as it pertains to something that happened or came to be in the year 2012. Be sure to make it something that would have a broad appeal and be recognizable to most people. The most important thing to do is relax and have a fun time modeling.

Standard Participation Rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 163

21 December 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #160 - Swimming Pools

The winner of previous Challenge #160 - Swimming Pools is...
Sheltered swimming pool by cathy.tritschler. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #162 - Secret Lair: 20 December 2012 - 31 December 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 162

Challenge #161 - Jet Pack is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

20 December 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #161 - Jet Pack

Challenge #161 - Jet Pack has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #162 - Secret Lair: 20 December 2012 - 31 December 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 162

SketchUp 3D Challenge #162 - Secret Lair

Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 31 December 2012


Secret lairs are a key location for many comic book characters and sometimes real groups or individuals. For a superhero, a secret lair is their main hideout that becomes essential in the concealment of their true identity and their home base for foiling villainy. For a villain, the secret lair is their hideout used to plot their villainy and obsess over defeating the superheros.

In this challenge you are to create a secret lair that fits the person or group that utilizes it. A clever entrance is the key to gaining access to the lair and keeping it out of reach from others and should be considered in your design. The lair can be located just about anywhere, from a cave to a below ground fortress to a hidden room in a mansion. Most of all, have fun and use your imagination.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 162

10 December 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #159 - Vintage Electronics

The winner of previous Challenge #159 Vintage Electronics is... Duett Vintage Radio by DALEXD. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #161 - Jet Pack: 10 December 2012 - 20 December 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 161

Challenge #160 - Swimming Pools is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #160 - Swimming Pools

Challenge #160 - Swimming Pools has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #161 - Jet Pack: 10 December 2012 - 20 December 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 161

SketchUp 3D Challenge #161 - Jet Pack

Monday, 10 December 2012 - Thursday 20 December 2012


Jet packs, AKA rocket packs and rocket belts, aren't currently practical or available as futurists had predicted they would be by now but what is cooler than a jet pack for getting around. If you can get past the expensive fuel costs, the limited amount of flight time and the risk of getting thrown into a sarlaac pit when something goes awry then perhaps a jet pack is for you. Just remember that a slight miscalculation of your flight prowess many lead to your death because you fly under the parachute threshold, ack!

So, if you're up to the challenge, make James Bond, Boba Fett and The Rocketeer proud and sketch away!

For the purposes of this challenge you may model a human figure (or use one you have made prior) or use one of the figures in the SketchUp 3D People library to "wear" your jet pack. (Make sure you import the 3D figure into your model so your entry will upload correctly). 

Standard Participation Rules apply.

Thanks to GoldenSim for the suggestion.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 161

30 November 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #158 - Furniture

The winner of previous Challenge #158 - Furniture is...
Table and Chairs with springs by HenkieTenk. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!


Current Challenge: #160 - Swimming Pools: 29 November 2012 - 10 December 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 160

Challenge #159 - Vintage Electronics is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

29 November 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #159 - Vintage Electronics

Challenge #159 - Vintage Electronics has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #160 - Swimming Pools: 29 November 2012 - 10 December 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 160

SketchUp 3D Challenge #160 - Swimming Pools

Thursday, 29 November 2012 - Monday, 10 December 2012


Swimming pools can be found just about anywhere, from backyards, to hotels, to amusement parks, to the tops of skyscrapers. They can even be found on large yachts and cruise ships. Swimming pools can be just about any size and shape and their design is only limited to their creator's imagination.

For this challenge you are to model a swimming pool of any shape or size as long as they remain practical to swim in. Wherever your pool is located, make sure the pool is the star of the model.

Standard Participation Rules apply.

Thanks to BParris713 for suggesting the topic.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 160

20 November 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #157 - Downhill Winter Sports

The winner of previous Challenge #157 Downhill Winter Sports is... The Sledster by GoldenSim. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #159 - Vintage Electronics: 19 November 2012 - 29 November 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 159

Challenge #158 - Furniture is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

19 November 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #158 - Furniture

Challenge #158 - Furniture has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #159 - Vintage Electronics: 19 November 2012 - 29 November 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 159

SketchUp 3D Challenge #159 - Vintage Electronics

Monday, 19 November 2012 - Thursday, 29 November 2012


DALEXD suggested the topic of vintage telephones and it has been expanded it to include all vintage electronics. In this challenge you are free to model any vintage electronic item (pre-1970) you choose. You can design your own or model something existing.

In this analog Odyssey, it should be actual technology from the past and not be something modern dressed up to appear vintage like cellphones and personal computers.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 159

12 November 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #156 - Jack-O-Lantern

The winner of previous Challenge #156 - Jack-O-Lantern is... GoldenSim with Burning behind bars. Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #158 - Furniture: 8 October 2012 - 19 November 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 158

Challenge #157 - Downhill Winter Sports is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

08 November 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #157 - Downhill Winter Sports

Challenge #157 - Downhill Winter Sports has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #158 - Furniture: 8 November 2012 - 19 November 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 158

SketchUp 3D Challenge #158 - Furniture

Thursday, 8 November 2012 - Monday, 19 November 2012


Furniture, the movable objects designed to support all kinds of human activities from sitting, sleeping, eating and working to storing goods and belongings. While it is not crucial for life, it is hard to imagine a world without it. Furniture can be pretty much any size or shape and can be made of almost anything including glass and sometimes cardboard.

In this challenge you are free to use your imagination to design your own furniture or model anything existing furniture that inspires you. The possibilities are endless. Happy Modeling!


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 158

30 October 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #155 - Haunted House

The winner of previous Challenge #155 - Haunted House is...
a.j.unknow with his Come in, don't be afraid model. Congratulations on your win, #25! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #157 - Downhill Winter Sports: 29 October 2012 - 8 November 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 157

Challenge #156 - Jack-O-Lantern is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

29 October 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #156 - Jack-O-Lantern

Challenge #156 - Jack-O-Lantern has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #157 - Downhill Winter Sports: 29 October 2012 - 8 November 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 157

SketchUp 3D Challenge #157 - Downhill Winter Sports

Monday, 29 October 2012 - Thursday, 8 November 2012


As soon as the day after Halloween, stores all over have started rolling out their winter holiday products and displays. This also includes everything having to do with winter sports if you live in an area where it snows; so, let's not waste our time with Fall and skip right into Winter.

In this challenge you are to model anything related to downhill winter sports, particularly the equipment used in those sports. This includes skis, snowboards, sleds, bobsleds, toboggans, etc.


Thanks to GoldenSim for suggesting this topic.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 157

19 October 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #154 - Desk Lamps

The winner of previous Challenge #154 - Desk Lamps is...
GoldenSim with his Machine Light #9 model! Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!



Current Challenge: #156 - Jack-O-Lantern: 18 October 2012 - 28 October 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 156

Challenge #155 - Haunted House is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

18 October 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #155 - Haunted House

Challenge #155 - Haunted House has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #156 Jack-O-Lantern: 18 October 2012 - 28 October 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 156

SketchUp 3D Challenge #156 - Jack-O-Lantern

Thursday, 18 October 2012 - Monday, 29 October 2012


What could possibly be a better way to celebrate Halloween with some Halloween themed challenges for the month of October?

In this second of two Halloween challenges, you get to model a pumpkin and carve out your own idea for a jack-o-lantern! You can also build a spooky environment to best show off your jack-o-lantern; just be sure your pumpkin is the star of the scene.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Standard Participation Rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 156

09 October 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #153 - Laptop Computer

The winner of previous Challenge #153 - Laptop Computer is...
Dj4w4_S3s4t with his Notebook Laser Keyboard! Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!


Current Challenge: #155 - Haunted House: 8 October 2012 - 18 October 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 155

Challenge #154 - Desk Lamps is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

08 October 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #154 - Desk Lamps

Challenge #154 - Desk Lamps has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #155 Haunted House: 8 October 2012 - 18 October 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 155

SketchUp 3D Challenge #155 - Haunted House

Monday, 8 October 2012 - Thursday, 18 October 2012


What could possibly be a better way to celebrate Halloween with some Halloween themed challenges for the month of October?

In this first of two Halloween challenges, you are tasked with modeling your very own haunted house. The sky is the limit in this challenge and you can add as many elements to your model as you like (as long as you create them yourself, of course!).


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 155

27 September 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #152 - Robots

The winner of previous Challenge #152 - Robots is...
a.j.unknow with his Gort entry from The Day the Earth Stood Still! Congratulations on your 24th win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #154 - Desk Lamps: 27 September 2012 - 8 October 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 154

Challenge #153 - Laptop Computer is now closed... Vote Now to Select the Winner!

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #153 - Laptop Computer

Challenge #153 - Laptop Computer has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

Current Challenge: #154 - Desk Lamps: 27 September 2012 - 8 October 2012
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 154

SketchUp 3D Challenge #154 - Desk Lamps

Thursday, 27 September 2012 - Monday, 8 October 2012


Desk lamps come in countless designs and styles from the classic banker's lamp to the ever popular balanced-arm lamp originated by Anglepoise. In this challenge you are free to design your own lamp or to model and existing design. Just don't be late because it is lights out on Monday the 8th!

Standard Participation Rules apply.

Thanks to HenkieTenk for the topic suggestion.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 154

18 September 2012

Winner Announcement: Challenge #151 - Jewellery

The winner of previous Challenge #151 - Jewellery is...
DilbertAtSketchup with his Crown entry! Congratulations on your win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

17 September 2012

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #152 - Robots

Challenge #152 - Robots has come to a close. Thanks for the great entries! Let's start the voting!
To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

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!

SketchUp 3D Challenge #153 - Laptop Computer

Monday, 17 September 2012 - Thursday, 27 September 2012

View Entry Models | Status:   On-Going  

Even though the tablet computer is continually increasing in popularity, they cannot (currently) replace the laptop computer when it comes to mobile productivity or media creation.

The challenge is to design and model a laptop computer from any era you choose including the future. It must have built-in keyboard but not necessarily a built-in or folding screen as long as it has some sort of display capability. And of course, it has to be able to sit on your lap.


Thanks to BGA Creations for the topic suggestion.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 153

06 September 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #152 - Robots

Thursday, 6 September 2012 - Monday, 17 September 2012

View Entry Models | Status:   Voting In-Progress  

BREAKING NEWS -- SketchUp 3D Challenge has been taken over by some large angry robots and they are demanding that robots be the topic for the next challenge. If their demands are not met we will be forced to listen to Mr. Roboto for the duration next entire challenge period.

They don't care what kind of robot you model, just be sure to please them with your model or we will face further consequences. They also insisted that we pay no attention to the big red switches on their backs. No reason was specified.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 152

26 August 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #151 - Jewellery

Sunday, 26 August 2012 - Thursday, 6 September 2012

View Entry Models | Status:   Finished  

Jewellery (spelled Jewelry in the US) has been made to adorn nearly every part of the body. It is your job to design and model your very own piece or pieces of jewellery. Your choices include rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, crowns, tiaras, armlets, cuff links, grills, you name it! You can focus on one item or create an entire matching ensemble within your model.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 151

The winners of previous Challenge #150 - All-Terrain Vehicles are...
send in the jagdpanther with British Armoured All Terrain Vehicle MK x! and GoldenSim with 1970 HONDA ATC-90! Congratulations on both your wins! Your models are now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page! Please see explanation for the tie.

12 August 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #150 - All-Terrain Vehicles

Sunday, 12 August 2012 - Wednesday, 22 August 2012

View Entry Models | Status:   Finished  

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can get you where you need to go and have fun while doing it. They are defined by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control. For the purpose of this challenge you will be modeling an ATV that fits that definition. It must have at least 3 wheels and designed to be ridden like a motorcycle.

Standard Participation Rules apply. As a reminder, the rules can be found in the menu below the header of all pages of the blog.

Thanks to GoldenSim, the winner of challenge #148, for suggesting this topic.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 150

The winner of previous Challenge #149 - Fire is...
GoldenSim with his PHOENIX entry! Congratulations on your 8th win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page.

29 July 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #149 - Fire

Sunday, 29 July 2012 - Thursday, 9 August 2012

View Entry Models | Status:   Finished  

This challenge has to do with fire. Your job create a model that conveys the sense of fire, flame, heat, and/or burning. Because fire can be very dangerous and destructive force it is important to be responsible with your model. Your model should portray fire and flame is a positive light with respect to it's power. You can model anything that creates or contains fire or even something that extinguishes a flame. Just be sure that you don't run out of time on the challenge or you might get burned.

Thanks to Necron2.0 for the challenge suggestion.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 149


The winner of previous Challenge #148 - 5th Anniversary is...
GoldenSim with his impressive Concept 3-Wheeled Sport Car! Congratulations on your 7th win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page.

15 July 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #148 - 5th Anniversary

Sunday, 15 July 2012 - Wednesday, 25 July 2012

View Entry Models | Status:   Finished  

The SketchUp 3D Challenge has made it to it's 5th Anniversary! To celebrate the occasion, we are revisiting past challenge topics.

For this challenge your job is to choose a challenge topic from Challenges #001 through #020 and create a model for that topic. It's an opportunity for you to pick a topic that will show off your best skills.

Challenges #001 - #020 (Click on links for full descriptions):

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 148

The winner of previous Challenge #147 - Tree House is...
a.j.unknow with his Tree House entry! Congratulations on your 23rd Win with an astounding 29 Points! Your winning entry is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

2nd Place: cathy.tritschler with Maison Assurancetourix
3rd Place: superchaos with Tree House Sunroom

01 July 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #147 - Tree House

Sunday, 01 July 2012 - Friday, 13 July 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

From Wikipedia:

Tree houses, treehouses, or tree forts, are platforms or buildings constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation, observation or as temporary retreats.

Keeping in the theme of Summer and outdoors activity, your task is to design and model your very own tree house. It can be any shape or size as long as the entire structure is supported by one or more trees.

Thanks to HenkieTenk for the suggestion.

Because of the complexity of this challenge, you are allowed two additional days to complete your entries. Standard Participation Rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 147

The Winner of Previous Challenge #146 - Summer Recreation is...
a.j.unknow with his Sand Castle entry model! Congratulations on the win, your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page.

17 June 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #146 - Summer Recreation

Sunday, 17 June 2012 - Wednesday, 27 June 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

Summer is finally here! Well, at least it is for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere... The challenge is a chance to make a model relating to your favorite summer (outdoor) activity. This is your chance to show off your best work and creativity because the sky is the limit! If you are heading into winter, no worries, this will give you something to look forward to in 6 months.

Happy Sketching!


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 146


The Winner of Previous Challenge #145 - Sustainable Energy is...
Ryksuga with his Solar Thermal Tower entry! Congratulations on the win! Your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page.

03 June 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #145 - Sustainable Energy

Sunday, 03 June 2012 - Wednesday, 13 June 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

From WikiPedia:

"Sustainable energy is the sustainable provision of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Technologies that promote sustainable energy include renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, and tidal power, and also technologies designed to improve energy efficiency."


Your job is not to model "sustainable energy" but to model something, man made, that is designed to produce sustainable energy. It can be real, conceptual or something out of your own imagination. Just be sure to use your energy wisely because this challenge's lights will go out on Wednesday, 13 June 2012.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 145


The Winner of Previous Challenge #144 - Ultimate Doghouse is...
a.j.unknow with his Snoopy House entry! Charles Schultz would be proud!

21 May 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #144 - Ultimate Doghouse

Monday, 21 May 2012 - Friday, 01 June 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

I, your trusty (most of the time) challenge administrator, JediCharles, am in the doghouse this week. That's right, I completely spaced the creation of this weeks challenge in time for yesterday. So because of this, challenge #144's topic is the Ultimate Doghouse.

Use your creativity to envision and design your interpretation of the ultimate doghouse. It can be any size or shape as long it will safely and securely house man's best friend. Don't be afraid to go over the top as the only budget to contend with is your time.


3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 144

The winner of previous challenge #143 - Powertools is...
DALEXD with his STIHL Chainsaw!
Congratulations on the win and an awesome model!


06 May 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #143 - Power Tools

Sunday, 6 May 2012 - Wednesday, 16 May 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

Power tools, where would we without them? Some people would still have all 20 fingers and toes (even though they would be covered in blisters). There are all kinds of power tools to choose from and plenty of people who don't know how to use them. In this challenge you don't have to worry about that; the only tools required are your brains, your computer and, of course, Google SketchUp!

For a list of potential tools to model, be sure to check out the WikiPedia article on power tools. Standard Participation Rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 143

The winner of previous challenge #142 - Observation Towers is...
a.j.unknow with his Hyperboloid Observation Tower! Congratulations on your 20th win!

02 May 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #142 - Observation Towers

Sunday, 22 April 2012 - Wednesday, 2 May 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

In light of the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Space Needle, Challenge #142 is to model an observation tower.  While the Space Needle has its trademark saucer shape, observation towers come in all shapes and sizes and serve a variety of purposes. Many of them double as radio towers and include restaurants and sometimes high speed thrill rides.

Your job is to model either an existing structure or design one out of your own creation. Feel free to make them as tall as you want and let your imagination escape you. The more detail the better... Be sure to make some nice scenes to show off your work. The most important thing is that you feel challenged and have fun.

Standard Participation Rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 142

The winners of previous 3D Challenge #141 - Hydrofoils is...
Crazy Eyes with USS Gemini (PHM-6) and DALEXD with The Blue Shadow. Great work and congratulations on the win!

SketchUp 3D Challenge #142 - Observation Towers

Challenge Period: Sunday, 22 April 2012 - Wednesday, 2 May 2012


In light of the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Space Needle, Challenge #142 is to model an observation tower.  While the Space Needle has its trademark saucer shape, observation towers come in all shapes and sizes and serve a variety of purposes. Many of them double as radio towers and include restaurants and sometimes high speed thrill rides.

Standard Participation Rules apply.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 142

08 April 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #141 - Hydrofoils

Sunday, 8 April 2012 - Wednesday, 18 April 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

This time around you will be tasked with modeling hydrofoils; more specifically the synecdoche definition of a boat that uses hydrofoil technology. (I can believe I actually used synecdoche in a sentence!)  Big or small they can be fun to ride so shouldn't it also be fun to model one? Just be sure not to confuse them with hydroplanes because those are completely different.

Thanks to Sketchmaster Toth's suggestion for this topic. (Oh, and if you actually meant hydroplanes, don't worry, we'll get to that topic eventually.)


3D Challenge Tag: 3D Challenge 141

The winner of previous 3D Challenge #140 - Musical Instruments is...
HenkieTenk with his highly detailed BandoneĆ³n model! Congratulations on the win and great work!

25 March 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #140 - Musical Instruments

Sunday, 25 March 2012 - Thursday, 5 April 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

It's impossible to know when the first musical instruments were made but since their invent they have had an undeniable impact on all of society. Musical instruments of all types, shapes and sizes can be played with variable degrees of difficulty and even if we don't play them we all know when we've heard a sour note. But not to fear, your job is to model one, not play one.

For this challenge you can model any know type of instrument you choose down to every subtle detail and nuance. Be creative and set the scene to really show off your skills. Thanks to mikZ for the great suggestion.


3D Challenge Tag: 3D Challenge 140

The winner of previous 3D Challenge #139 - Seaplanes is...
a.j.unknow with his Sikorsky S-38! (Are you kidding me? Three wins in a row?) Great attention to detail and excellent job at capturing the likeness of this unique antique aircraft. Win #19!

11 March 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #139 - Seaplanes

Sunday, 11 March 2012 - Thursday, 22 March 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

The term seaplane refers to any fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing on water. There are two main types of seaplanes are floatplanes (those with pontoons) and flying boats (those with fuselages that float). Both types may also have landing gear making them amphibious enabling them to use landing strips. You may model either type of seaplane or come up with your own concept. As long as it is a fixed-wing aircraft designed to take off and land on water, model to your hearts content!


3D Challenge Tag: 3D Challenge 139

The winner of previous 3D Challenge #138 - Roadside Tourist Trap is...
a.j.unknow with Toro de Osborne! The model isn't just the bull, it actually includes a roadway and an antique car in additional scenes. Great work and congratulations on win #18!