12 September 2007

3D Challenge #006 - Ancient temple

Note: Please read the guidelines for participating in the challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to have fun and bring SketchUp users together and help each other learn and get better at using our favorite 3d modeling program. We will remove comments that are objectionable or offensive.

This week's challenge:

Ancient temple

In the history of mankind, people created various types of buildings to worship their gods. These temples often still exists today and represent the architectural style of the nation who build it. For some nations it's a residence for their holy people, for other nations a place to sacrifice. Famous temples still existing today are, for example, the Arcopolis of Athene, Abu Simbel in Egypt, Tikal in Guatemala and many others. The challenge this week is to create such a temple to worship a god. You are allowed to recreate an existing temple or design your own. Depending on the complexity of the temple you are free to design the outside as well as the inside.

Good luck!

3d Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 006

Due Date: Wed, Sep 19 (challenge closed)

Click here to see the submitted models for this challenge.

Herod's Temple by Andrew Alexander (acad_whiz)

2 nd Place
Great Water Temple of Fugamma by Don East

3 rd Place
Tabernacle of the Lord by FlagFreak

Congrats to All !!!!!


  1. Cartographer Tom you asked a question if you could render the K35 Bonanza. Yes. I'd like to see the results. I didn't know how else to send you a message. If this is the wrong place, sorry to everyone.

  2. This one should be interesting. I started it, but the way I'm going it will acually be ancient before I'm done.

    @ Don enjoy the Flight
    it may be a little too low poly for realism.

  3. I've started modeling for this too. I agree with Tom's sentiment; there is so much possibility for intricate detail on a grand scale! I'm looking forward to people's submissions! I have this strange feeling like this could be hard to judge a winner.

    Cool render, too.

  4. Tom, I owned a K35 for 18 years. I flew all over the USA and some in Canada and Mexico. Thanks for bringing back so many fond memories. Andrew, I'm with you on the current challenge leading to complex models. I started to think in stone and my first stone was huge. I'll start again.

  5. Looks cool, Oscar! Can't wait to see the final model!

  6. AA (from now on, the short name I'll use for you. Lol!), thanks a lot, man! I can hardly wait to see it finished too, if I ever! I love using SU, but the addiction takes it's toll. I never planned to make such a complex model. Drawing it is making me look old beyond my age already.

    Keep modeling, everyone. I have a feeling that this particular Challenge is gonna bring a lot of fascinating work from all of you.

  7. I can handle "AA" :)

    You are so right with the SketchUp addiction thing... it's chronic!

    I've found the best way to model though... listen to trance/electronic music. It pumps you up and allows you to model faster!!!

    Anyways, back to modeling...

  8. Oscar, that's what I call a challenge. Excellent work. I'm waiting also.

  9. This is my entry into challenge 6, it was enjoyable putting it together, hope everyone finds something they like.

    Challenge entry

    More pictures can be seen at

  10. Let me try this link thing again

    Challenge entry

    More Pictures

  11. This One will Work
    Sorry all

    Challenge entry

  12. After several attempts creating complex temple that my computer couldn't handle, I decided to create an existing ancient temple, that has always facinated me.

    Stone Henge

    And of course, I couldn't resist...


  13. Here's my temple so far... I may or may not keep going on it! There's the outer wall still to go, I may not be done by the deadline...

    Herod's Temple

    Picture 1
    Picture 2

  14. Howdy all, I finished my temple. The image I downloaded is a medium closeup.
    Great Fagamma Temple

  15. This is as far as I'm gonna go with this one... I'm exhausted! (lol)

    Temple Of The Fountain Of Youth

    My knowledge of architecture principles is complete. Please forgive the likely mistakes in that regard. I had a lot of fun making it, though.

    Here are some pics of it all:

    The Picasa Album

  16. Posting For flagfreak

    The following model was posted under the wrong blog topic. It was added to the warehouse on the 18th and is included in the current challenge.

    The Tabernacle by flagfreak

    Warehouse Link