16 April 2009

3D Challenge #081 - Medieval Armor

This week may be quite a difficult challenge for some! You will be modeling medieval armor for a knight, or perhaps even a horse! These shapes tend to be more organic and could prove to be a challenge in SketchUp!
Good luck and have fun! Just try your best and see what you come up with!

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 081

Due Date: Wed, April 22th (Challenge Closed)
3D Challenge # 081 Winners

1st Place :
DesignsbyALX for Armor on display
2nd Place :
a.j.unknow for 14h century armor
3rd Place :
HenkieTenk for Medieval Armor
Click here to see the currently submitted models for this challenge.


  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 through the main page of the blog.

    Good Luck and have fun!!!

  2. Hey next weeks challenge should be design the interior of a house.....just a thought

  3. question does it have to be a complete set of armor


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  5. Already working on it!

    Some renders:
    W.I.P. Medieval ArmorGood luck everyone!

  6. ahhh! some challenge at last!
    i havent made armor in a while but this should be fun. i just hope i have enough time.

    mr.jumpman v.3

  7. cloudedzero, it doesn't necessarily have to be a complete set, no. If you wanted to just model the helmate and chest aromor or something like that, it would be fine.

  8. sorry skipping this one to work on my on little jet pack project.

  9. I decided to go for a nice look, rather than a perfect mechanical suit. Sketchup isn't that great for this smooth curvy stuff. No distinct in- and outside layer (thickness), that just was to much work!

    ALX' Armor@all: ;) i expected more models by now! Or is everybody still working hard on their suits?

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  11. This is my entry for the challenge:
    Model: 14 century armorAnd here an image:

  12. I am starting a new SketchUp challenge similar to the Google SketchUp 3D Challenge called the SketchUp Design Challenge using Facebook Pages and I am looking for people who would be interested in participating. These challenges will not be about modeling a specific type of object or building, rather, they will be about designing something that solves a specific problem. For example, I may ask you to take one object and modify it to suit another purpose. For another example, I might ask you to use the built in feature set of SketchUp to reproduce some recognizable theatrical effect (much like the Star Wars Crawl I recreated in SketchUp).

    I would like all who are interested in participating to "become a fan" of the Facebook page I have set up for the SketchUp Design Challenge at http://tinyurl.com/sudesignchallenge. Challenges will begin once I can recruit enough interested participants. I will send out an update to "fans" to announce the first challenge when it begins and will send updates announcing future challenges from then on. In the meantime, please take a moment to take the poll on the left hand column of the page to help determine how often new challenges will start and for how long they will last. Also, feel free to post suggestions on possible challenge subjects and anything else you'd like to see in the discussion forum for the page.

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  14. 3: Armor on display_byALX
    I like the thorax and the attributes! Good work

    2: 14h century armor by a.j.unknow
    Nice clean model and the signs are really cool. But the helmet is a bit weird.

    1: Midevil Armor by Wulf
    Good model, especially for your first entry. I don't think you were unfamiliar with SU? Is it? Did you start with an other name?

  15. 3:Dragon Helmet
    by cloudedzero
    it was the only one that I really liked the design of, though it has no thickness, which I always hate.
    (though I acknowledge it would be very hard to do with thickness)

    2:Armor on display_byALX
    I like the Mace, I like it when people make chain!
    and the torso was also good.

    1:Medieval Armor
    by Wulf
    Very good for a beginner(at least I hope your a beginner), you get points for the most holdable sword, the others had most uncomfortable grips.

    I would have voted for 14h century armor by a.j.unknow, how ever, I did not like the design, it was a better Model than Wulf's... I hope you don't stone me...

  16. Boy, all of the entries were so good. It's tough to pick a clear winner. Well, here are my votes:

    3 points: 14th Century Armor by AJ Unknow.

    2 points: Armor on Display by DesignsbyALX.

    1 point: Medieval Armor by HenkieTenk.

  17. Tatatatataaaa;

    3 points: 14th Century Armor by a.j.unknow. Overall the best and most complete suit.

    2 points: Armor by Dilbert™. Realy, second best!

    1 point: Medieval Armor by HenkieTenk. Nice!

  18. My votes:
    3 points: Medieval Armor by HenkieTenk
    2 points: Armor on display_byALX by DesingsbyALX
    1 point: Armor by Dilbert™

  19. Thanks for the vote, AJ Unknown.

    I've watched the link of your helmet, and you were right. It's how it has to be. You did a good job. But I meant it more like: I think the helmet is ugly, and not the way you designed it, but how they did it in the middle ages :P

  20. I'm a bit diapointed by the voting rate! :( What's the fun of winning or competing if you know that only a few people took the time? I'd like to see 50plus votes sometime!!!!

  21. I'm going to use what you're saying to ask my question again to the moderators. Have you definitively stopped adding models into specific collections or that's just a temporary decision ? I guess I've already got the answer by looking at the last collection's date (03/13/09), by we never know !

  22. 3D Challenge #081 - Medieval Armor Entries – Click Here

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