27 June 2010

Sketchup 3D Challenge #102 - Public Transportation

Sketchup 3D Challenge presents Challenge #102:

Public transportation

Sunday June 27th 2010 - Wednesday Juli 7th 2010

Entry Models
Think of models like:
- A train
- Aircraft
- A taxicab
- A busstation
- Anything that has something to do with public transportation.

3D Warehouse tag: "3d challenge 102"


  1. Check out this example model I''ve made:

  2. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

  3. Just Started on mine. Here is what I got so far

    train Station

  4. Watch it here.
    I'm stucked here. You know guys; it's all about the pentiums. ~Your wirtual memory is running low!~ As I try to add on more details, components, materials, etc. it slowing and slowing each time. And it's boring to work whit slow machine this sunny days.

  5. Hey Tóth,

    Your model is awesome, really really detailed, though low poly. The components all have very low polygon counts, but because you copied it so many times, you're up to 900.000 edges and 400.000 faces! This is really the largest number of entities I have ever seen in a model that -relatively- is lowpoly. I don't have a solution for this, but on my PC the model ran great in Sketchup. A little slow in changing scenes or face style, but is wasn't very annoying.

  6. i am also trying a train and station - i thought that i could start my scenes with the train in the distance and move it closer with each scene to give an appearance of it moving but it is not working - i even tried moving the scenery and leaving the train stationary but no luck - but i'm still trying lol if not we just get a statioary train haha

  7. Hai, mbuzzyk
    its possible.you just need to copy the train where you want to be it in the current scene. for example, you want 2 scenes, then you need 2 trains in your model. now hide the unvanted train (select, right mb hide) and position the viewpoint where you want 1st scene. add scene1, then rmb on scene 1-scene manager-updatescene. after this unhide previous train,next time hide the train you dont want to see, add scene2-scene manager-update scene. do it as any time as many scene you want. good luck
    (its possible with layers too, i think)
    oh now im overloading the comments page - - -

  8. A great tip Tóth, but I think that a lot of detailed trains copied all over the model would dramatically increase filesize. I hope it works out for you!

  9. great idea thanks for the tip sketchmaster going to try it out now =)

  10. HenkieTenk:
    No, I've been using SU for a while, but this is my first uploaded model.

  11. Hurry up, Jedi Charles and mbuzzyk! I want to see your models too guys!

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  13. Would it be possible to extend the deadline by a few days? I have something that I can post but I would like to finish it further. Thanks.

  14. nothing seemed to work the way i wanted it to although i did manage to get the train to move - thanks again sketchmaster =) i think i was just wanting to do more and got frustrated so i'm just loading my model as is - hopefully i will have better luck next challenge

  15. I think we can extend the deadline by one day; is this enough? because we really want to start #103 on Sunday, and then the voting should be over, so we can announce the winner.

  16. On second thought, I'll just finish what I have so far. I don't want to throw off the schedule of the challenge. Keep up the good work Milo.

  17. Entry: Solocraft Electric Bus
    A small maneuverable electric bus for tight city streets.
    See image gallery

  18. ok guys loaded my wagon train for the new challenge , wanted to try something diffrent:-P just sorry that i'm working so much ot that i couldnt devote enough time to get it all right ( the horse was a PIA !!!) and yes i know its kinda odd looking lol but outta time to do more work to him , would like to have gotten saddle etc done but hey theres always next time :)

    anyways good luck to all , you all out did yourselves again great job all !!!!!

  19. Ehh- transportation isnt really my thing; I'll sit this one out-

  20. I just post my model, it not much complete.
    If I have time before challenge close I may make some improvement.



  21. Again, I've took my time, but uploaded my city bus just in time.

  22. I've upgraded my model as it was recommended by dracoscove. model

  23. yep , ;-p you did it !! an awsome job adding the buses to your model anse23 ,i like that you did two showing the two directions in which they travel !

  24. The voting stage starts now. You may not submit models anymore. Please vote this way:

    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.

  25. Votes are

    1st - Rule the skies by sketchmaster (3 pts)
    creative and different than the usual
    2nd - hogwarts express by mbuzzyk (2 pts)
    again creative and different
    3rd - bus station by henkietenk (1 pt)
    A simple and all around good model

  26. Here's my voting:

    3 points to Solocraft Electric Bus by JediCharles. I like the design and the scenes.
    2 points to union train station by jptoodles. Very good design.
    1 point to hogwarts express by mbuzzyk. I like the whole scenario.

    All the models were very well done.

  27. Hmm this voting isn't easy but here it is:

    1st-Solocraft Electric Bus by JediCharles

    2nd-Lady and the Tram by CK

    3rd-Bus Station by HenkieTenk

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  29. 3 points Montado CB-19 by Gabor
    Excellent level of detail and great use of components. The elements of the bus are scaled property as well.

    2 points Lady and the Tram by CK
    The details of the trams are amazing. Their under carriages are worth showing off in their own scenes. Nice scroll work in the power poles. The model's overall look seems very authentic. Good whimsical name for the entry.

    1 points UNION TRAIN STATION by jptoodles
    Nice job on the design, I can see it becoming a real train station. I would like to have seen actual train tracks instead of flat shapes because they are a little hard to make out. Good job overall. BTW, I thought this whole time your username was jpnoodles, but now I can see it's actually jptoodles. Oops.

  30. 3 points to Montado DB19 by Gabor
    2 points to UNION TRAIN STATION by jptoodles
    1 point to Lady and the Tram bx CK

    There are a couple of models I like, but these ones are detailed much more carefully.

  31. 3 points montado db19 by gabor - excellent detail the model looks great
    2 points solocraft by jedicharles - again excellent detail and use of scenes with the door opened and such
    1 point ha-lpk by geza - the plane looks great inside and out and great job on the landing gear

  32. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

  33. My vote

    3 points for Solarcraft by Jedi Charles,excellent in part fucntional design. (I imagine about this model with dynamic component properties, it's will be most wonderful)

    2 points for Montado CB-19 by Gabor, highly details even in small parts.

    1 ponint for Trolley stop by Jansen. This is same atmosphere to my model.My idea about public transportation,it should have people, vehicle and surrounding area, and you made it all.

  34. @Chen Wei Xiayi Vescia Chen Yi Dong Dong Fu Fu - What are you trying to say? "Long drive straight toward the planet's people, the inverse falter on the road in the gorge who achieve their goals more easily."? That's the best translation I found. 你是一個人的偉大的奧秘。

  35. Chuuu...He's telling secret of the universe, cannot talk directly.


  36. my votes:
    3 points goes to Solocraft Electric Bus by JediCharles it's innovative and little bit futuristic
    2 points goes to Bus Station by HenkieTenk, he lunched 3 models but I chose the cool one
    1 point goes to Lady and the Tram by CK, I loved the style
    extra points goes to Gabor, he made a detailed model
    great job folks.

  37. Great voting on the first day! But we still have time to vote until Sunday. So encourage all of your friends to cast their votes!

  38. so many good models on this one too was hard to choose !!

    3 pts to solocraft electric bus by jedicharles -
    lots of detail and great placement on scenes

    2 pts to rule the skies by sketchaster toth = the cafe was a great touch ! simple but effective ! and i like the fact you did something diffrent :)

    1 pt for montado cb-19 by gabor - the over all look of this model is great ! colors and curves are very pleasing to the eye , lots of detail !!

    so many of you did exellent on this wish i could mark you all as winners , aswome job all !!

  39. 3 pts: Solocraft Electric Bus by JediCharles

    2 pts: Montado CB-19 by Gabor

    1 pt: hogwarts express by mbuzzyk

    Liked the Schoolbus by Dalexd very much, but it was too late.

    Byebye, it's to damn hot here, I go swimming....

  40. Voting is closed. The winner will be announced later today in the Challenge #103 post.

  41. Thanks to everyone who voted for my entry. I enjoyed working on it and I had a lot of fun doing so. Congratulations to Gabor and CK on your 2nd and 3rd place respective wins.