25 September 2008

3D Challenge #059 - Mobile Phone

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 remember pre-made or downloaded components are not allowed.

This week's challenge:

Mobile Phone

This time we would like to celebrate the exit of a new mobile OS: Android.
So you should model a mobile Phone with sliding keyboard.
You should focus your attention in details and use texture less as possible. Remember to add common things like mini USB port, memory card slot, camera, headphone plug, stylus, etc.
You can model an existing model or one of your creations.

As always, have fun and enjoy your modeling time!

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 059

Due Date: Wed, October 01st (Challenge closed)

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

Pocket PC - a.j.unknow

2nd Place
Mobile Phone - yipperoo

3rd Place
Cell Phone - Jansen


  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.

    Have Fun!!!!

  2. Are textures allowed?

  3. @Benjamin
    The less you use textures the better it is.

  4. @benjamin
    I don't think cosedimarco means; to not use textures at all. I believe that he doesn't want to see textures replace modeling details, like the keypad and other small details. He wants to see actual entities and components drawn and modeled instead of bitmaps.

  5. @Benjamin
    Tinkertoy center the topic.
    This time you should model a small thing so you could concentrate in details.
    Good Luck

  6. @tinkertoy
    the only challenge I see here is the challenge to myself and skills! Winning isnt really what matters to me and if you are here to win the challenge and not improve your skills through the challenge then you're a loser, and yes there are people here to just win and not improve and there are people who here to do nothing but improve. So thats me I dont care to win and to prove it I could pull my winning models but then people couldn't see my skills and learn from them like crazy eyes and a.j.unknown

    oh and yes I was upset that anyone would think that I cheated to win any challenge because if you could look at all the votes on my older models you can see alot of the time there are no votes and sometime several just depends on what I model and if someone thinks it would look good on the collection that is all someone gets out of this and I do admit that alot of my models are not cover models, there good models just not cover material...

    I know I'm good and yes I am Zorbo


  7. @cloudedzero
    So; you still want some notariety. I feel the same way. I am learning much from all of the modelers in the challenges: even the one that don't win. I just want to be measured to see how much I have learned this time. I am competing with myself also. We are after the same thing, we just measure our success differently.

  8. Ok, thx for the details cosedimarco... My model is in the 3dwarehouse now! Please check it out, its a sony ericsson w850i.Sony Ericsson w850i

  9. @cloudedzero & tinkertoy
    Just for the record, I am learning more and more each time I use SU.

    I can't say there are too many models that I make that I look back on and think, "I could have made that better"

    Even though we don't win every challenge, we still make our models the best we can at our own level of experience and ability, and we all have governs on our time, where we would have liked to have spent more time making a model better, but were just unable to.

    So keep up the good work and keep on learning. The whole idea of these challenges are to learn. You can learn from yourself, learn from others, ask questions or have suggestions given.

    It is better to have learned, and lost a challenge, than to have won and learned nothing at all!

  10. @ CRAZY EYES
    agreed you are a awesome modeler and you always challenge yourself and I have learned alot from your models and a.j.unknowns as well i always check both your models to the detail break them down analyze what you all have done and I actually do that with everyones model that is put into the challenge my first model was actually the terra pod, you pointed out my errors and I thank you for that for if it were not for you we would all still be about half are skill levels

    Also thanks for the info on rotation I didnt think that would help file size I didnt want to modify his model I could have deleted the over lapping but shaved some of the extra edging but I was more on the showing the redused file size with simple components

  11. @ Francis nyc & Moboille
    Your models can't be added to the Challenge.
    There isn't the sliding keyboard. Please correct your models and re-enter them.

    @Francys nyc
    Great idea! They reminds me my childhood

  12. @cloudedzero re comment on my model
    the whole model was bombed somewhere when i was modeling and i wasn't about to pick up the pieces and make everything components again when i realized it later.

  13. @cloudedzero
    Please add a sliding keyboard otherwise your model can't enter the challenge.

  14. @cosedemarco©

    its ther but I will put it in the image


  15. @cloudedzero (what i think happened)
    I have this program called ScreenRest and it pops up telling me to take a break ('cause I wouldn't ever if it didn't tell me to) ... so what I think happened is that I hit ctrl-A in a group, exploded the group (mainly the keyboard components), then ScreenRest popped up, then I switched to FireFox to check something before I took a break ... but I ended up taking longer on the internet than I expected so when I went back to SketchUp to save it before a break, I had forgotten that I exploded my components!!! Doh! and I didn't realize it until later when, of course, I changed one key and the others didn't follow! Crapola!

  16. I didn't join this challenge, im not that great at modeling electronics like phones. I wish they would do an animal challenge sometime.

  17. I was wondering when the next challenge topic will be posted and, at what time it usually gets put up on the blog.

  18. What time zone are these challenges in? I don't want to miss a deadline because I'm in the UK when the closing time is a certain midnight West Coast USA time!

  19. @Conspirally Theory
    Take a look at the previous challenge voting poll countdown in the main page.
    When it ends, weekly challenge is over