01 July 2009

3d challenge #088 - Skyscraper

 Challenge (CLOSED)
1st Place Winner:
moboille for Oyster Pearl Tower

This challenge is all about Skyscrapers. Make 3d-Skyscraper of your choice; it can be currently built, under-construction, future planed or your own concept design. Your model should be exterior 3d-detailed & use as less or non textures. Ideas

Good luck with this challenge and have fun!!!

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 088

Due Date: Wednesday, July 15th ...(CLOSED)

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


1st Place :
moboille for Oyster Pearl Tower
2nd Place :
a.j.unknow for Scraping the sky
3rd Place :
HenkieTenk for Skyscraper


  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!!!!

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    We are facing some technical difficulties, sorry for the delays.


  3. I'm working in this model for challenge 088


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  5. a.j you always do some cool stuff for these challenges

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  7. this is my model for this challenge (work in progress) :


  8. I uploaded my model three seconds ago, you can see it here and the picasa images page there . Have fun !

  9. this is what i'm working on, i call it Spiral

  10. Hey ,, my first model at this blog ! I did it fats cause i have to travel tomorrow so had no much time to work on it!!!

    My building in wareouse

  11. Welcome phmeier & Hello all,

    Good work from all of you, like all the models. Any one else want more time then let me know, we can extend due date.

    & phmeier i cant see your model on 3dwarehouse, re-upload it.


  12. If you like, while uploading your 3d-challenge model to 3d warehouse
    add – “SketchUp 3D Challenge website-http://sketchup3dchallenge.blogspot.com/”
    at the bottom of model info.

  13. I think it could be good to extend the due date otherwise a week could be short for people who have just started their model, otherwise I'm waiting to see what people say. A lot of great models have already been posted !

  14. finally finish my model. picasa here and warehouse there

  15. There are some really neat models. there are also some really creative designs. Great Job everyone

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    Challenge Extended,
    Due date: Wednesday, July 15th


  17. Suggest topic for next 3d-challenge

  18. suggestions for next challenge:

    -television set
    -space rocket
    -space telescope

  19. suggestions

    lincoln log home
    home theater system
    A water slide for a water park
    roller coaster vehicle
    PDA or Smart phone
    Rife & Scope

    sorry of some of these have been suggested or have already been a challenge. I am fairly new to this site

  20. I've made another building but now re-reading the challenge title "Skyscraper", I wonder if it could be accepted, could you tell me ?

    Utopia Building

    It's about 76.8 meters high. by the way, my last tower was 296.8 meters high (278.7 living space)and 92000m².

  21. Hi Moboille,

    I don’t know exactly, but the lower limit of a skyscraper is 150 meters (500 ft) & also 80 meters (262 feet). Your building looks good, can you add some spire or antenna. Just to mach the word ‘Skyscraper’.

    Let’s consider
    lower limit of Skyscraper = 80Meters

  22. Thanks you to allow it Rahul, then I've added a little thing in order to make it be higher, so now it's 99 meters (i.e 324 ft) .

    The model here.

    And still the renders there.

  23. A few other challenge suggestion
    desalination plant
    future object
    cargo crane
    container ship

  24. I've got another challenge suggestion:
    model something from NASA

  25. "it can be currently built, under-construction, future planed or your own concept design. "

    I don't suppose you mean 'future planned'?

    My suggestion: scifi spaceship.

  26. I love skyscrapers! i'm working on my 3rd entry

  27. finished my 3rd entry, called 'The stack' and the pictures here

    however it looks, it's taller than 80 meters! download and see

  28. i like the idea of a nasa challenge, but i think a space challenge would allow for more creativity. probably have to pick a subject like space ship, space station, moon base or something.

  29. How about just simply a 'space challenge'. You could put space-ships, rockets, space stations, colonies etc. There could be a very wide variety of objects........

  30. Hi! i'm still the same person as scroodsketchupman. I just change my nickname because it's too long to write. Another challenge suggestion: hovercar like this we have done a hoverbike, why not a hover-car?

  31. sorry for posting too much, but i've got another challenge suggestion: food! i'll put in an example as soon as i can

  32. here's an example for 'food' challenge suggestion: chicken

  33. i need to ask, where do you download the kerythea-sketchup plugin?

  34. @ Drawer-guy
    You can download Kerkythea here:


  35. @a.j.unknow
    thanks! i've downloaded it a few seconds ago

  36. you know what would be cool is a gallery on the challenge website, for all the first-second place winners.

    Pepsi Tower

    Coca Cola Tower

  37. when will the voting start? it's Wednesday already here in Indonesia

  38. Hello all

    I like the idea of Image-gallery, will show 1st, 2nd & 3rd place model renders on it. Thanks to mr.jumpman v.2 for idea.

    All winners make a best render of your wining models (by any soft u like) & send it to 3dchallengesite@googlemail.com
    Render image size = 800x600 or 600x800


  39. I will start looking for renders..

    A challenge suggestion:

    Cryonic preservation module.
    Got this idea after watching Stargate SG-1

  40. How about for the next few challenges we redo the very first challenges back in 2007 so we could see how much we've developed since then

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    "3D Challenge #088"
    Challenge Closed


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  43. Poll result selects -
    3D Challenge #089 Rifle (Gun)

    Coming Soon ...

  44. my votes
    3 points: Skyscraper by Henkie Tenk
    2 points: Scraping the Sky by a.j. unknown
    1 point : Pepsi HQ skyscraper by Mr. Jump Man V.3
    These were all great skyscrapers and they were very hard to choose from

  45. how do you vote.
    i keep cliking vote here and it just opens a new tab of the same page

  46. I Vote for A Tower For 3d Challenge 88 by myself (3 Points)
    Scraping the sky
    by a.j.unknow(2 Points)
    and Coca-Cola HQ Skyscraper for 3d Challenge #88 uploaded by: Mr. Jump Man V.3 (1 Point)

  47. @ Aljay,

    You can't vote for yourself :)
    I think it will be told to you again.

  48. For all newcomers:

    Current Voting method -

    For many reasons voting is manual, post a comment after moderator give a go for voting.

    To vote, go to the comments of the same challenge. You may make 3 votes.
    Your First choice is worth 3 points,
    Your Second worth 2 points,
    Your Third worth 1 point,
    You may also make a comment, if you wish, on why you chose each model.

    [For e.g. look at the votes given by designmaster]

  49. For all newcomers:

    Voting Rules –
    1) You can’t vote for your self.
    2) All site followers can vote.
    3) You can vote for 3 choices.
    4) Give (3-points for 1st choice), (2-points for 2nd choice) & (1-point for 3rd choice).
    5) You can vote for single, double or all three choices.
    6) Finally total points will decide the winners.

    I f there are any queries, please let us know.

  50. Here are my votes:
    3 points: scraping the sky by a.j.unknow
    2 points: mile high tower by JediCharles
    1 point: Oyster Pearl tower by moboille

  51. is it safe to make a blog yourself?

  52. Hi, my votes are

    3 points: Spiral Skyscraper by DF_Andy
    2 points: Oyster Pearl tower by moboille
    1 point: The Holozon by Thomas A

  53. My votes

    3pts: M.J. Skyscraper by dalexed
    2pts: Oster Pearl Tower by Moboille
    1pt : The Holozon by Thomas A

  54. does anybody know how come when i render my models the transparent objects become not-transparent?

  55. 3: Oster Pearl Tower by Moboille
    2: Utopia Building by Moboille
    1: Scraping the sky by a.j.unknow

  56. Topic 089 Poll concludes –

    Rifle (Gun) - 45 (52%)
    Space Related stuff - 28 (32%)
    Electronic Gadget (Mobile) - 12 (14%)

  57. Just to make it clear, a rifle is a shoulder weapon with the barrel being "rifled" a term that means there are grooves inside the barrel to make the bullet spin, the reason i mention this is because i always hate when people say "no its not a rifle it has a scope so its a sniper"

    anyways... good luck to all you rifle makers!

    Mr.jumpman V.3

  58. Here are my late votes :

    Three points for "Ourobus Tower" by CloudedZero, uncanny I really like this shape. It was hard to choice between this one and the folowing though.

    Two point for "Skyscraper" by HenkieTenk which is impressive and surrealist :)

    A point for "Scraping the sky" by A.J.unknow, fine structure and modelling, I hesitated for the place again.

    That means there were an amount of great models into this challenge. Waiting for a next one after the rifle :)

  59. When will Challenge #88 results be determined ?

  60. 3 points - four peaks tower by jptoodles
    2 points - coca-cola HQ by mr. jump man
    1 point - the holozon by thomas a

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  62. When will we be able 2 vote 4 the rifle comp?