09 April 2017

Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #260: Sundials

Voting Closes: Thursday, 20 April 2017 @ 5:00PM PDT

Challenge #260: Sundials has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome entries! Let's start the voting!

To vote, first review the entries, then create a comment on this post using the following example:

3 points: first place model name by modeler name
2 points: second place model name by modeler name
1 points: third place model name by modeler name

Participants in the challenge will receive a bonus point for their entry if they also make a suggestion for a future challenge when they vote.
If you submit an entry, you must also vote:
   - You may not vote for your own entry.
   - Please indicate the username you use in the 3D Warehouse if it differs from the one you use to submit your vote.

You may also make a comment, if you wish, on why you chose each model. Please also take a moment to suggest a future topic for the challenge.

Good luck!


  1. 3 points: Sundial by alferbilbao
    2 points: St Katharine Sundial, London by samothrace41
    1 points: Cadran Solaire londre by Michael BAUDET

  2. 3 points: St Katharine Sundial, London, samothrace41
    2 points: Sundial, alfrebilbao
    1 point : SUNDIAL, Payal Sinha

    Next Topic: Night Scenes

  3. 3 points: sundial by Tyler W.
    2 points: Ancient Greek Sundail by Curtis N.
    1 points: SUNDIAL by Payal Sinha

    Next topic: highway

  4. 3 points: Sundiel by Gordon C.
    2 points: Sundial by Tyler W.
    1 points: SUNDIAL by Payal Sinha

    Next topic : food truck

  5. 3 points: Ancient Greek Sundail by Curtis N.
    2 points: Sundiel by Gordon C.
    1 points: SUNDIAL by Payal Sinha

    Next Topic: Grandfather Clock

  6. 3 points: "St Katharine Sundial, London" by samothrace41
    2 pointS : "SUNDIAL" by Payal Sinha
    1 points: "Cadran Solaire londre" by Michael BAUDET

  7. I think that Tyler, Curtis and Gordon are the same and unique person...

    1. In challenge 259 I asked a similar question and Curtis's answer was: "no but we are in a high school class together"

    2. I have examined their entries and I can't tell. Curtis and Tyler posted their votes during the same minute which would be hard to do as the same person because they had to be logged into their blogger accounts Their modeling skills seems to be about the same but one uses more segments in their circles. One of the three seems to use a mix of Architectural and Simple styles for their models, one uses just simple and the other uses either Landscape architectural and simple. They all spelled sundial differently Of course all of this could be done to make it seem like they are different people. I don't know guys.

    3. But we can admit that they do not vote for the best models. They vote "between students", without taking into account the other participants (except Payal who is perhaps a student too) and voting rules...

      "Participation ManualV.5 :

      Selecting the best model entry can be very subjective but here are some things to look for :

      - Relevance to the challenge topic
      - Cleanness of the modeling (see common mistakes tutorial on the blog) : lost lines, reversed faces, non using of components...
      - Level of creativity and accuracy : complex or curved faces and model, styles, layers...
      - Presentation of the model : using of textures, shadows, fog, animation..."

    4. I agree with you mam.....voting should be fair
      p.s. I am an Architect....:)

    5. Sorry to think you were a student. You look young !

  8. me and my classmates are just having fun in our class. if u think this is wrong what we are doing then u can take it up with our teacher. Curtis N is giving more details.

  9. we are three high school students. 2 seniors and one sophomore. we have a class at our school just for sketchup and we three are the most advanced thats why we do the challenges. We vote for who we think should win. We attend Graham High School in extreme small town ohio. If you want to investigate the matter you can get on twitter and look at Graham Local Schools and see all the videos we post. You can email our teacher Mr, Ebersold. His email would be on our school website. The is supposed to be a fun competition. We are not cheating...........

    1. You are not cheating and you really are 3 students. OK, thank you for your explanations. It was not so clear and other challengers already asked the same question.
      Good luck and keep it up !

  10. Tyler W. doesn't care to comment. he is busy working on new models for our class

  11. Who cares if we dont vote for the best models. Thats your opinion. We are high schoolers why are you all making this such a big deal. Maybe we think we make better stuff than all of you. We dont want the same person winning all the time.


  12. if you have further questions you should attend a class. or cantact the school and investigate if this means that much to you. our principle sets in on our classes alot. He enjoys watching our students at work.
    Address: 7800 US-36, St Paris, OH 43072
    Phone: (937) 663-4127
    District: Graham Local School District
    Principal: Joe Hurst

  13. me and Charles Rhodes are friends now as i see he likes Star Wars as well.
    may the force be with u

  14. I can see things have been settled now. I had full confidence that the three of you students were not the same person after examining your entries and your 3D Warehouse profiles. People have cheated by voting the same votes with multiple accounts but never have they gone through the trouble of creating three separate entries under three different warehouse accounts. :) Keep up the good work and thanks for your continuing participation.

  15. 3 points : Sundial by alfrebilbao
    2 points : Cadran Solaire londre by Michael BAUDET
    1 point : Sundial by Payal Sinha

    For a next challenge, I suggest a helmet or a shoe or a wind mill...

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    Voting is now closed. Thanks for your votes!