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SketchUp MNPCtech & Bit-Tech.net case design contest

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Dark~3nergy, 1 Apr 2010.

  1. motas

    motas What's a Dremel?

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    Use a full set of parts so the case is whats unique. Also I dont think youre gonna get much good out of 24 hours. Also I have a good idea for the next comp so whos organising it?
     
  2. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Out of the three who submitted renderings for this contest, do you want to start a poll thread for the rendering portion of this contest or start a new design contest for next month?

    Editor22
    Cuzza
    Cheapskate

    I think it would be hard to pull off a 24hr design and I think you would loose a lot of participants. I think a shorter timeline wouldn't be bad. Instead of only designing one case maybe 4 cases, one per week? And you would be judged on all four as a group?

    For the next design contest Id kinda like to see a contest based around a theme. Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Cars, Movies, eras (50's, 60's 70's), you get the Idea. I think it would be fun to see everyones different interpretations of a theme. Id love to see a "Young Frankenstein" case going against a "Snakes on a Plane" case or a Lamborghini case vs a Ferrari case. :hehe:
     
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  3. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    I'd be up for having a go at a speed contest :) may be a bit tough and unfair though as the time people can devote to it would vary a lot.

    I Like the idea of themes you could also just do a keyword like "speed" "Flow" "Clarity" etc

    As for the rendering portion.. I'm not fussed what we do :p
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Exact themes are far to restrictive. A lot of contestants post stuff they intend to build. "Build something with a theme" might work...:worried:
    Speed is bad too. It would require an open schedule, and first-timers would be totally put out.
    I'm up for another SFF. -Maybe working around one of the new ITX gaming boards?
    +1 Editor. Something as vague as a keyword would be OK for a theme. The mobility theme got us some interesting stuff.

    Whee! I'm in random mode!

    Also: we need to start numbering these b*tches!
     
  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    I think this was #3?
     
  6. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I must apologize for not even making it to a rendering, i just havent had the time to achieve anything worth posting.

    Ill stay out of the next one unless i know i can finish all the stages.
     
  7. motas

    motas What's a Dremel?

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    Why dont we have a design comp then a rende comp then a build comp. Winners for each and you must enter both design and build but render is optional. Always wanted to do that.
     
  8. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Most of us can't afford the build portion!
     
  9. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Not to mention the fact that 98% of entrants are either currently in the process of a build or don't have enough free time for one :(
     
  10. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Sorry to hijack this thread.

    Are there any render programs that work with Sketch Up , the free version ?

    Had my first play with SU yesterday :D

    [​IMG]

    ( my next build project )


    Dissapointed i can't render it.

    I've had a go with Kerythea , but i doesn't support the SU 'Free version' files.

    I used to do some 3D modelling in Maya, and miss the lighting and rendering - The best bit :D

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
  11. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Have a look at Indigo Mark
     
  12. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Im using kerky with the free version of SU and dont have any problems, have you got it installed correctly?
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh, Did someone just find ANOTHER feature disabled by the last "update"? :eyebrow:

    Like the rig.:thumb:

    @tit...13eightyfour - Don't let that stop you! Join in and contribute, Otherwise the contest will suck!
    @Motas - The idea behind the contest is to model something you could never afford/build in real life. It opens up the imagination to infinite possibilities and creates some really fantastic ideas, (that I promptly steal.:D)
    -Besides... Do you really want to wait 3 years for me to finish my build so you can start a new contest?
     
  14. Cuzza

    Cuzza What's a Dremel?

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    Something tells me I don't really need to be included in that poll
     
  15. motas

    motas What's a Dremel?

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    What of there were cash prizes for design and rendering comp? Also it would be a long competition so everyones not in a rush to get it done and have crap results.
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    *cough*
    Where's this cash going to come from, man?:hehe: Bill's doing it for an advert/tax write off. Everything I've dropped in were experiments and prototypes, TheGreatSatan Dropped us some stuff he didn't need, and Confusis (Was it confusis? my memory sucks,) had access to a big printer he wanted to play with. It's all charity at this point.
    We're a small batch of members running an unofficial contest under Bit-Tech's skirt. (kilt?)
    -The idea of a pay-to-play system was shot down too. We won't get any contestants that way, and money handling becomes an issue. Where will you cash a check written in Swiss Franks?
     
  17. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Id love to do a keyword theme for the next contest. Leave it open to any form factor as long as if follows the basic theme.

    Any ideas for different words?

    tortuous: \TOR-choo-us\ , adjective;

    1. Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
    2. Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
    3. Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."

    Origin: Tortuous is from Latin tortuosus, from tortus, "a twisting," from the past participle of torquere, "to twist."

    Could produce some interesting designs?
     
  18. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Edited :D
     
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  19. motas

    motas What's a Dremel?

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    Lol for once I actually have a good idea for that theme. If you change it I kill you.
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: "The Crushinator!"

    -a basic animal theme would be good too. What I wanted to design this time fits in with 'torturous' though.:D
     

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