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SketchUp MNPCTech Design Contest Volume 6!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 12 May 2011.

  1. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Hi guys, it's that time again!
    In a week or so I will be announcing full details of the next contest, with myself as your host and MNPCTech (awesome as usual) sponsoring!

    This round will be based on an existing case, but you're entitled to go nuts with it! Case will be revealed at the start of the contest.

    This will be a one month long contest, with a community vote at the end to decide the top 3 placings. The contest is not restricted to any software, as long as the final entry is NOT rendered! (ensures a level playing field in regards to eye candy, etc)

    I won't be competing as I need to focus on being a host + other demanding things IRL.

    Who will be entering? What program will you be using? And the biggest question, can your software import .skp files for the base PC case model? If not I need to know, and any offers of help converting files (in full secrecy, in order to prevent headstarts) to suit people's preferred CAD program.

    Also, who would I PM in regards to (hopefully) a front page spot on BT to promote the contest?

    Full rules will be listed at the start of the contest, but heres the gist

    1) Contest starts at 8am on 16th May 2011 and will run to 8am 16th June 2011
    2) Winners will be selected by a community vote
    3) Confusis is not allowed to enter
    4) No renders!
    5) This contest is in no way affiliated with Bit-Tech, Custom PC, or Dennis Publishing
    6) You are not restricted by your location, worldwide entry!
    7) Entry must be based on the
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    case, the model of which was lovingly crafted in Sketchup by
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    8) Have fun! We've had numerous reports of contestants once again faking having fun to qualify, this will NOT be tolerated this time round!
    9) MNPCTech rocks. Nuff said. Thanks Bill!
     
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  2. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Im in :D is the 3ds max ok ? If I use the output from the viewport ?
    And do you have any case in mind ?
     
  3. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    So do I get to have the case built by Mr. Owen if/when I win this design contest?

    :)
     
  4. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    No sorry, not quite like that, the MNPCTech design contests have been more focussed on fun rather than an actual makeable case.

    3ds Max is fine Dark~3nergy, glad to have you on board, Do you have the ability to import SU files?

    Case is a closely gaurded secret!
     
  5. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    LOL... I figured that much confusis... I'm sure you figured it out, but I was being facetious... :D

    I will still give this a try simply because I enjoy messing with Sketchup.

    I'm in.
     
  6. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Skp import works fine (most of the time) :)

    Argh I can barely wait!!!
     
  7. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    I'll give it a go, sounds fun :D:D:D
     
  8. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Hard to tell emotion through the internet, my apologies. Although depending on if I can get my a into g this week there may be a twist to the contest :)
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I'm in too, still can't decide about the app. Probably SU since it's one month "only" and no render. Maya would be overkill and would consume too much time :lol:

    Can't wait for it to start.

    Just a question : The case will be imposed, but .... will a "style" (steam punk, scifi, old school, etc.) be imposed as well ?
     
  10. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Depending on the outcome of my work this week, if its one case it will be free for all, if its another it will be limited to a certain genre..but with a twist
     
  11. Cuzza

    Cuzza What's a Dremel?

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    Christmas. Count me in!!

    But one thing:

    Bi-Tech?
     
  12. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Fixed. Thx :)
     
  13. matiss

    matiss Minimodder

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    I think i will give it a try. Its time to not only gather ideas in my head inspired by all that geniusses that post there logs in this forum but also do something. Just have to figure out which programm to use as i´ve never tried that before.
     
  14. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    Uni finishes for me at the end of the month, so I might be able to enter. It will only give me 16 days, but I can see what I can do in that time.

    I'll be using AutoCAD. Exporting from sketchup to .dwg works to some degree, but it's never the prettiest or most workable. But I'll sort that out when I come to it.
     
  15. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    I might have a pop at it (for fun) as im not excellent with sketchup yet
     
  16. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

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    Count me in :rock:

    Going crazy in SU is allways alot of fun, especially when you have nothing to do during the summer.
     
  17. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    I want to start now :waah: damn you time, why are you so slow
     
  18. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Oh cool. Only saw this now. I'm in!
     
  19. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    You can make a shrubbery, it will make time goes faster :D
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Um.... It's #6
    -and I'm in if I get the time. 90% of what I'm doing is virtual lately.

    @Stem - Have at it! We also provide tech support.:lol:
     

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