12 March 2008

3D Challenge #032 - Ray gun

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:

Ray gun

After a challenge with present day military technology, we're going into the future this week. The challenge is to design or recreate a futuristic ray gun. Ray guns are weapons which emits energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile. Instead, it transfers energy directly to a target for the desired effect. This energy could be anything like sound, light, plasma, particle beams, electricity or some imaginary sci-fi beam. For this challenge we will allow ray guns in all sizes and types. As these type of guns don't use projectiles there's a lot of freedom in the design. A barrel, for example, might not be necessary in your ray gun. Jump in and show us your look into the future.

Good luck ALL!

3d Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 032

Due Date: Wed, Mar 19 (Challenge closed)

Click here to see the submitted models for this challenge.

Weta Raygun by Crazy Eyes

Congrats to ALL !!!!!


  1. General notes:

    From this challenge and in the future, there will no obligation for a blog entry anymore. It is still allowed to post a link to your model or additional images, but it is not required anymore to submit a model to the challenges. The 3D Warehouse tag is still required though and should be added when uploading a model to the Warehouse.

    You can use the hyperlink code creater on the frontpage of the blog to create the code for a hyperlink in your message. Copy this code and paste it in the comment box on the place where your want the hyperlink to be.

    Challenge suggestions are welcome to be placed on the blog. Items will be noted and compiled on the moderator’s list. At that point, the initial comment for the suggestion may be deleted so as to maintain a streamline challenge thread for use of posting entries for the challenge and comments to models. Challenge suggestions have always been welcomed and taken under consideration.

    Good luck with the challenge...

    ps. mr. jumpman v2: Your mech challenge was not forgotten...

  2. lol i was just about to put this coment saying weres the mech? but i just read the last part. how is it not forgotten or just forget befor? anyways im gonna make that mech. i mean ray gun! sorry... anyways i actualy already have a ray guns so good luck with the challenge everyone

  3. heres my official entry theres more on the other side of the model so please download it before rating.

    Photon Rifle

  4. The mech subject is still on the list for future challenges, so it's not forgotten. We work with five main categories for the challenge subjects. We try to prevent to many challenges of the same category in a row to differentiate enough. Your mech subject will be put in the poll soon if the circumstances are right.


  5. Thanks everyone, for voting my model! Once again, i'm deeply honoured! This week, my poor old laptop died on me...i'm a bit sad... I couldn't compete in the carrier competition for this reason. But i'm back now, so beware, and keep up the quality!
    Gr, DesignsbyALX

  6. Here's my entry!


    Gr, DesignsbyALX

  7. I loved this one, and I said it before, I learn a new trick ever chanllenge.

    1960's Raygun


  8. I missed the previous challenge, so this time i'll make 2 models!

    Here's my second entry! But the other one is my main competing model!


  9. wow nice models... time to up the anti or anty...w/e

  10. Okay, okay!!!

    Here's another one, i took a M16 picture from google, build it, and modified it to some space aged plasmalauncher!


  11. im a gonna win ya! i already have 3 guns (and a kinda bomb thing but it still counts)

  12. Here's my EMP "Shotgun" for this Challenge, and here's the Picasa Album

  13. Hi fellow sketchuper's!
    It's been a while since I last entered the 3d challenge, but I was in Cuba for the march brake and I was kidnaped by cubans! (there was a snow storm in ottawa so my flight was delayed for two days!)

    Anyways...my sketchup skills may be a little rusty but here's my first entry, the 'Pocket Ray Gun'(consider it a work sitll in progress)

    To view Freedom Artist's model, click here.

    I've always wanted to do that lol...

    Happy sketchup'ing,


  14. Remember to VOTE

    Don't forget to cast your votes for challenge 031 - Aircraft Carrier.


  15. cwap, i voted to early for the ray gun contest lol. i was suposed to vote for the aircraft carrier

    anyways i think 4 models is good enough for the contest now

  16. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=bd68a964b13ef0fdfdff9f0aac862552

  17. hey j@man i cant remove any of my models do you think you could remove my model since im pretty sure your a google admin? ( its my model called "Truck Rim" ) although it shouldnt be there if you cant find it as my most recent it may have worked.

  18. Hello mr. jumpman v2,

    I have no idea why you can't delete your own models. The warehouse had some issues in the past, mostly when it's being maintained. I suggest to try again in a few hours/days. I personally can't help you, I don't have any more rights in the warehouse then you have. I don't even work for Google or get paid for helping to run these challenges. It's all voluntary...


  19. Babies First Atomic Discombobulator

    Hey there, heres my first contribution to the 3D challenge, and well, my first entry into the 3D Warehouse, for that matter. I've mainly been using sketchup for the past 2 years as an architecture student. Hope everyone enjoys the submission, good luck to everyone!

  20. just participating for fun

    here's my model entry

    It took me a few times to get the upload to work, i'm amatuer at this

    my ray gun

  21. This is my first entry in the 3D Challenge. I am very excited to see how well it does. All critiques (good and bad) are indeed welcome. Anything that makes my modeling better.

    I am very impressed with everyones work here.

    Rocky Horror Laser

  22. This is AKB submitting the phaser rifle that was used in Star Trek: First Contact.