28 August 2008

3D Challenge #055 - Pinball Machine

Note: 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.
Before you start modeling and posting, please read carefully the 3D Challenge participating manual and pre-made or downloaded components are not allowed.

This week's challenge:

Pinball Machine

From Wikipedia:"Pinball is a type of coin-operated arcade game where a player attempts to score points by manipulating one or more metal balls on a playfield inside a glass covered case called a pinball machine. The primary objective of the game is to score as many points as possible. Secondary objectives are to maximize the time spent playing (by earning extra balls and keeping the ball in play as long as possible) and to earn free games (known as replays)".

You may model an existing Pinball Machine or try to create your own. Keep in mind the basic rules of the machine: balls, bumpers and fun!

Good luck.

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 055

Due Date: Wed, September 03rd (Challenge Closed)

Click here to see the currently submitted models for this challenge.

Meta Magnet by cloudedzero

2nd Place
Cuatro Reyes by a.j.unknow

3rd Place
Super Pinball by JediCharles


  1. General Notes:
    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 creator 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.

    Please refrain from using background images in your models as it is the model itself that is being judged.

    You'll notice a new link on the main page that directs you to the First Place Certificate area to which winners are able to print a certificate with a picture of their model detailing their excellence. You can access the page here or through the main page of the blog.

    Enjoy the Challenge!!!

  2. quick and easy pinball game

    the meta magnet

    yeah quick slick and coolz yo
    less than 3 hours to complete


  3. suggestion for challenge


    or theme park ride
    either which one I would love to design a big roller coaster for a challenge