14 December 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #277: Cat Condo

The winner of previous Challenge #277: Cat Condo is...
"Catsle" - A Cat Palace by Kathryn A.. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Winners Circle and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #278 Cottage: 4 December 2017 - 17 December 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge278

04 December 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #278: Cottage

Challenge Period: Monday, 4 December 2017 - Sunday, 17 December 2017

Cottage

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cottage is, typically, a small house. It may carry the connotation of being an old or old-fashioned building. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cosy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. 
The word comes from the architecture of England, where it originally referred to a house with ground floor living space and an upper floor of one or more bedrooms fitting under the eaves. In British English the term now denotes a small dwelling of traditional build, although it can also be applied to modern construction designed to resemble traditional houses ("mock cottages"). Cottages may be detached houses, or terraced, such as those built to house workers in mining villages. The tied accommodation provided to farm workers was usually a cottage, see cottage garden. Peasant farmers were once known as cotters.
For the purposes of this challenge, you may model your cottage based any known design or one of your own in the style of your choice.

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge278

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Kristen Bronson for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

03 December 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #277: Cat Condo

Voting Closes: Thursday, 14 December 2017 @ 2:00PM PST

Challenge #277: Cat Condo has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

01 December 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #276:Toll Booths

The winner of previous Challenge #276: Toll Booths is...
Delhi-Gurugram Toll Plaza (Demolished) by Payal Sinha. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Winners Circle and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #277 Cat Condo: 20 November 2017 - 3 December 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge277

20 November 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #277: Cat Condo

Challenge Period: Monday, 20 November 2017 - Sunday, 3 December 2017

Cat tree

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cat tree (also referred to as a cat tree house, cat condo, kitty condo, cat stand, cat post or cat tower) is an artificial structure for a cat to play, exercise, relax and sleep on. 
Cat trees vary in height and complexity, with most cats preferring features offering height over comfort, particularly if tall enough to allow a clear survey of their territory. While most cats seem to prefer tall cat trees, some prefer options which offer shelter or a secluded escape, which may be at any height of the structure.
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge277

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Kathryn Allred for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

19 November 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #276: Toll Booths

Voting Closes: Thursday, 30 November 2017 @ 2:00PM PST

Challenge #276: Toll Booths has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome entries! Let's start the voting!

Note: Voting will now end at 2:00PM on the day the vote closes. The change is needed to further streamline the administration of the challenge.

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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

16 November 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #275: Heavy Equipment

The winner of previous Challenge #275: Heavy Equipment is...

Backhoe by alfrebilbao. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Winners Circle and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #275 Toll Booths: 6 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge276

06 November 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #276: Toll Booths

Challenge Period: Monday, 6 November 2017 - Sunday, 19 November 2017


Originating from toll houses (where toll takers once lived), toll booths are used to collect fees for road construction and maintenance. Automation is quickly leading to their obsolescence but for now they live on.

For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a toll plaza of any size you choose. You may include the modern electronic toll collection or automatic number plate recognition systems, but they must appear in addition to booths.

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge276

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

05 November 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #275: Heavy Equipment

Voting Closes: Thursday, 16 November 2017 @ 2:00PM PST

Challenge #275: Heavy Equipment has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

02 November 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #274: Rafting

The winner of previous Challenge #274: Rafting is...

Rafting raft by alfrebilbao. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Winners Circle and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #275 Heavy Equipment: 23 October 2017 - 5 November 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge275

23 October 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #275: Heavy Equipment

Challenge Period: Monday, 23 October 2017 - Sunday, 5 November 2017

Heavy equipment
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information. Heavy equipment functions through the mechanical advantage of a simple machine, the ratio between input force applied and force exerted is multiplied. Some equipment uses hydraulic drives as a primary source of motion.
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge275

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to alfrebilbao for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

22 October 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #274: Rafting

Voting Closes: Thursday, 2 November 2017 @ 2:00PM PDT

Challenge #274: Rafting has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome entries! Let's start the voting!

Note: Voting will now end at 2:00PM on the day the vote closes. The change is needed to further streamline the administration of the challenge.

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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

19 October 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #273: Kitchen Appliances

The winner of previous Challenge #273: Kitchen Appliances is...

Modern Coffee Maker by Payal Sinha. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Winners Circle and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #274 Rafting: 9 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge274

09 October 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #274: Rafting

Challenge Period: Monday, 9 October 2017 - Sunday, 22 October 2017


Rafting

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience. This activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the 1950s, if not earlier, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) to 14 feet (4.3 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles or oars to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a person at the stern, or by the use of oars.  Rafting on some sections of rivers is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal, while other sections are not so extreme or difficult. The International Rafting Federation, often referred to as the IRF, is the worldwide body which oversees all aspects of the sport.
For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a recreational raft designed for use on a river. 

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge274

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to samothrace41 for inspiring the topic of the challenge.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

08 October 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #273: Kitchen Appliances

Voting Closes: Thursday, 19 October 2017 @ 2:00PM PDT

Challenge #273: Kitchen Appliances has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

05 October 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #272: Gym Equipment

The winner of previous Challenge #272: Gym Equipment is...

Multi Gym, Gym Bike by Payal Sinha. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #273 Kitchen Appliances: 25 September 2017 - 8 October 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge273

25 September 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #273: Kitchen Appliances

Challenge Period: Monday, 25 September 2017 - Sunday, 8 October 2017


This challenge is all about refrigeration, cooking, and cleaning appliances for the kitchen. This includes: refrigerators, freezers, ovens, ranges, toasters, boilers, slicers, blenders, mixers, dishwashers and trash compactors just to name a few. If it only goes in a kitchen and plugs into the wall, then you may model it for this challenge.


3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge273

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Payal Sinha for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

24 September 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #272: Gym Equipment

Voting Closes: Thursday, 5 October 2017 @ 2:00PM PDT

Challenge #272: Gym Equipment has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome entries! Let's start the voting!

Note: Voting will now end at 2:00PM on the day the vote closes. The change is needed to further streamline the administration of the challenge.

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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

21 September 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #271: Carnival Games

The winner of previous Challenge #271: Carnival Games is...

Balloon Pop by Payal Sinha. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #272 Gym Equipment: 28 August 2017 - 10 September 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge272

11 September 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #272: Gym Equipment

Challenge Period: Monday, 11 September 2017 - Sunday, 24 September 2017

Exercise equipment

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Exercise equipment is any apparatus or device used during physical activity to enhance the strength or conditioning effects of that exercise by providing either fixed or adjustable amounts of resistance, or to otherwise enhance the experience or outcome of an exercise routine.
Exercise machine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
An exercise machine is any machine used for physical exercise. These range from simple spring-like devices to computerized electromechanical rides to recirculating-stream swimming pools. Most exercise machines incorporate an ergometer. An ergometer is an apparatus for measuring the work a person exerts while exercising as used in training or cardiac stress tests or other medical tests.
For the purposes of this challenge, you may model any type of exercise equipment or exercise machine that would be used in a workout or training gym.

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge272

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Payal Sinha for the challenge suggestion!

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

10 September 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #271: Carnival Games

Voting Closes: Thursday, 21 September 2017 @ 2:00PM PDT

Challenge #271: Carnival Games has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

07 September 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #270: Wacky Hot Air Balloons

The winner of previous Challenge #270: Wacky Hot Air Balloons is...

Wacky hot air balloon by samothrace41. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #271 Carnival Games: 28 August 2017 - 10 September 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge271

28 August 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #271: Carnival Games

Challenge Period: Monday, 28 August 2017 - Sunday, 10 September 2017

Carnival game
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A carnival game is a game of chance or skill that can be seen at a traveling carnival, charity fund raiser, amusement arcade and amusement park, or on a state and county fair midway. They are also commonly played on holidays such as Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick's Day, and Oktoberfest.
Carnival games are usually operated on a "pay per play" basis. Prices may range from a small amount, for example 25¢ (cents), to a few dollars per play. Most games offer a small prize to the winner. Prizes may include items like stuffed animals, toys, or posters. Continued play is encouraged as multiple small prizes may traded in for a larger prize. Multiplayer games—the "Watergun" game is one example—may change the size of the prize with the number of players. In a more difficult game, including the "Baseball and Basket" or "Stand the Bottle", a large prize may be awarded to any winner.
For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a carnival/funfair game including the display of the available prizes. The most important thing is to have fun with this challenge!

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge271

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to samothrace41 for the challenge suggestion!

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

27 August 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #270: Wacky Hot Air Balloons

Voting Closes: Thursday, 7 September 2017 @ 2:00PM PDT

Challenge #270: Wacky Hot Air Balloons has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome entries! Let's start the voting!

Note: Voting will now end at 2:00PM on the day the vote closes. The change is needed to further streamline the administration of the challenge.

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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

24 August 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #269: Steamboat

It's a tie! The winners of previous Challenge #269: Steamboat are...


Steamboat "St. Louis" by alfrebilbao and Steamboat Edna by Daniel P.. Congratulations on both your wins! Your winner certificates are available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #270 Wacky Hot Air Balloons: 14 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3DChallenge270

14 August 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #270: Wacky Hot Air Balloons

Challenge Period: Monday, 14 August 2017 - Sunday, 27 August 2017


We've done hot air balloons before so this time we're doing it with a twist. For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a hot air balloon with humor in mind. Your hot air balloon isn't limited to the traditional shape as long as flight is plausible. Think cartoons, animals, parody, satire, or things you wouldn't expect to see flying. The only requirement is that it stay good, clean fun!

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge270

Standard Participation Rules apply, see participation manual for more information. Thanks to Payal Sinha for inspiring the topic.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

13 August 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #269: Steamboat

Voting Closes: Thursday, 24 August 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #269: Steamboat has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

10 August 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #268: Playhouse

The winner of previous Challenge #268: Playhouse is...

Playhouse by alfrebilbao. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #269 Steamboat: 31 July 2017 - 13 August 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge269

31 July 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #269: Steamboat

Challenge Period: Monday, 31 July 2017 - Sunday, 13 August 2017

Steamboat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels. Steamboats sometimes use the prefix designation SS, S.S. or S/S (for 'Screw Steamer') or PS (for 'Paddle Steamer'), however these designations are most often used for Steamships.
The term steamboat is used to refer to smaller, insular, steam-powered boats working on lakes and rivers, particularly riverboats. As using steam became more reliable, steam power became applied to larger, ocean-going vessels.
For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a steamboat designed for lakes and rivers.

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3dchallenge269

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to alfrebilbao for the challenge suggestion.

READ THIS -- Rule Change: Trimble has made the decision to phase out tags in the 3D Warehouse in favor of hashtags. This change is yet to take effect, however, to get ahead of the change, the SketchUp 3D Challenge will now require the hashtag supplied in the challenge post added to the Description of your model instead of using the soon to be phased-out Tags section in the 3D Warehouse.
- Only models with the given hashtag (including the '#') in the description of their model will count in the challenge. Note that there are no spaces hashtags.
- See this page in the SketchUp User Forums for more information about the switch to hashtags.
Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

30 July 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #268: Playhouse

Voting Closes: Thursday, 10 August 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #268: Playhouse has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

27 July 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #267: Convenience Store

It's a tie! The winners of previous Challenge #267: Convenience Store are...

Convenience Store by alfrebilbao and 7-Eleven Concept Store by Jason C.. Congratulations on both your wins! Your winner certificates are available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #268 Playhouse: 17 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3DChallenge268

17 July 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #268: Playhouse

Challenge Period: Monday, 17 July 2017 - Sunday, 30 July 2017


READ THIS -- Rule Change: Trimble has made the decision to phase out tags in the 3D Warehouse in favor of hashtags. This change is yet to take effect, however, to get ahead of the change, the SketchUp 3D Challenge will now require the hashtag supplied in the challenge post added to the Description of your model instead of using the soon to be phased-out Tags section in the 3D Warehouse.
- Only models with the given hashtag (including the '#') in the description of their model will count in the challenge. Note that there are no spaces hashtags.
- See this page in the SketchUp User Forums for more information about the switch to hashtags.

Children's playhouses are a fun and safe place for children to play and enjoy other childhood activities. They may be built upon the ground or elevated in the air and many times include slides and other playground equipment. They are typically modeled after traditional home designs but a small scale for children.

For the purposes of this challenge, you are to design and model a playhouse for children. Your design should be inviting to children and intended to spark their imagination during play.

3D Warehouse Hashtag: #3DChallenge268

Standard Participation Rules apply, see Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to emaan Sarmiento for the topic suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

16 July 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #267: Convenience Store

Voting Closes: Thursday, 27 July 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #267: Convenience Store has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

13 July 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #266 Tea Set

The winner of previous Challenge #266: Tea Set is...

Native Tea set by EMAAN. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #267 Convenience Store: 3 July 2017 - 16 July 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 267

03 July 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #267: Convenience Store

Challenge Period: Monday, 3 July 2017 - Sunday, 16 July 2017

Convenience store
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
A convenience store is a small retail business that stocks a range of everyday items such as groceries, snack foods, confectionery, soft drinks, tobacco products, over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, newspapers, and magazines. In some jurisdictions, corner stores are licensed to sell alcohol, typically beer and wine. Such stores may also offer money order and wire transfer services. They differ from general stores and village shops in that they are not in a rural location and are used as a convenient supplement to larger stores. 
A convenience store may be part of a gas/petrol station, so customers can purchase goods conveniently while filling their vehicle with fuel. It may be located alongside a busy road, in an urban area, near a railway or railroad station, or at another transport hub. In some countries, convenience stores have long shopping hours, some remaining open 24 hours.
For the purposes of this challenge, you may model a convenience store that fits the description above. You don't have to stock the shelves but if you have the time, have at it.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 267

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Jason C. for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

02 July 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #266: Tea Set

Voting Closes: Thursday, 13 July 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #266: Tea Set has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

29 June 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail

The winner of previous Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail is...

Moana Windsurfing board by EMAAN. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #266 Tea Set: 19 June 2017 - 2 July 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 266

19 June 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #266: Tea Set

Challenge Period: Monday, 19 June 2017 - Sunday, 2 July 2017


The history of tea sets date back to the Chinese Han Dynasty and have been a part of many cultures around the world. The teaware design and style varies upon the culture in which they are used and ornamentation may vary based on the setting in which they are used.

For the purposes of this challenge, you may model a tea set from any period or culture you choose or create a completely new design from your imagination. Your set should include, at a minimum, a serving vessel (a kettle) for the tea, two tea cups, and a serving tray.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 266

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to Payal Sinha for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

18 June 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail

Voting Closes: Thursday, 29 June 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

15 June 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #264: Garden/Tool Shed

It's a 3-way tie! The winners of previous Challenge #264: Garden/Tool Shed are...


Garden Shed by Payal Sinha, Tool Shed by alfrebilbao, and Garden Shed by samothrace41. Congratulations on all your wins! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #265 Windsurfing Board & Sail: 5 June 2017 - 18 June 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 265

05 June 2017

SketchUp 3D Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail

Challenge Period: Monday, 5 June 2017 - Sunday, 18 June 2017

Windsurfing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2.5 to 3 meters long, with displacements typically between 60 and 250 litres, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, boom and sail. The sail area generally ranges from 2.5 m² to 12 m² depending on the conditions, the skill of the sailor, the type of windsurfing being undertaken and the weight of the person windsurfing.
For the purposes of this challenge, you are to model a complete windsurfing board and sail of any class and the display it is a pleasing manner. Surf's up!

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 265

Standard Participation Rules apply, see the Participation Manual for more information. Thanks to samothrace41 for the challenge suggestion.

Reminder: Participants in challenges (those whom submit models) are required to vote when the challenge is over. This is to encourage the community aspect of the challenge by giving the other participants feedback on their work. If you don't submit a vote, your entry will be disqualified. The only exception is when just one entry is submitted to the challenge.

04 June 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #264: Garden/Tool Shed

Voting Closes: Thursday, 15 June 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #264: Garden/Tool Shed has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome 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

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

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!

01 June 2017

Winner Announcement: Challenge #263: Armchairs

The winner of previous Challenge #263: Armchairs is...

Armchair nÂș1 1 by alfrebilbao. Congratulations on your win! Your winner certificate is available in the Challenge Winners section and your model is now featured on the SketchUp 3D Challenge Facebook page!

Current Challenge: #264 Garden/Tool Shed: 22 May 2017 - 4 June 2017
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 264