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SketchUp MNPCTech Sketchup Case Design Competition 3

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 7 Sep 2009.

  1. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Past winners:
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    Rules, as per SCDC#2:

    The Task

    So you want to know how to enter and lay your claim to the (pending) great prizes and eternal fame the way Dark~3nergy and scooby did with their winning entries?
    Simple!

    Design a 3D model of a PC case, from scratch. The basic theme is a folding rig! (With mobility thrown in for flavour)

    That's it! Use all your creativity, find all those ideas that have been lurking in your head for years, close doors and windows, and unleash your crazy side!
    We greatly recommend using Googles free program Sketchup, as it is easy to learn, easy to use, and gets you good results fast. It's also recommended to use the sketchup component collection to get great and accurate models of all kinds of hardware. However, if you decide to be stubborn, feel free to use any 3D program you like.

    The Rules
    As this edition is all about letting your creativity run wild, we have decided to impose even less restrictions on entries then last time. Sadly, there still are some:

    * Start your design from scratch. You are allowed to import a limited amount of models to fill your case with hardware, but the feature of your entry should be the case that you designed from scratch!
    * For round one: No rendering! To keep the playing field even, we will not allow fantastic renders to enter, or even to be posted in this thread. Your entry should be screenshots of the actual 3D model ONLY.
    * Final entries are to be announced in this thread. They should contain one main picture and up to 4 images from other angles to show off various features. Supplying the 3D model for download is also allowed.
    * The deadline for your round 1 entry announcement will be December 1st, 12:00 PM (noon) GMT
    * Voting method will be decided at a later date.
    * Only one entry per person allowed
    * To generate as much publicity for the competition as possible, we may use the 5 images of your entry to make a video presentation to be posted on YouTube.
    * In case of a tie, both contestants will receive the same prize.
    * Prizes will be shipped globally, so the competition is open to all!
    * Feel free to post images of your progressing designs in this thread for discussion, but please keep it relatively clean. I hope the mention of "common sense" will cover the usual array of boring rules, so here goes: common sense, use it!
    * Have fun! We will be checking very strongly on this point, as rumours have come to our attention that one of the previous winners in fact faked having fun in order to qualify. Consider yourself warned!


    Disclaimer:
    *Terms and Conditions: Items may vary from those shown in the images. Items will only be sent if the winner is willing to accept them. Postal insurance is available for a small additional charge. This promotion is not associated with www.bit-tech.net, or its affiliates, and they cannot be held liable for any damages as a result of this competition, and neither can confusis, or MNPCTech.
    Disclaimer2:
    I (confusis) will enter and moderate at the same time. My task will be purely to keep the thread nice and organise things slightly. If you see a conflict of interest, feel free to PM me.

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    Prizes:

    First round, the top 5 places will go onto the second round and recieve a a2? glossy poster of their design

    Final Round:

    1st Place "Billet Pron by Mnpctech" Prize Package

    1x Silver Machined Aluminum, 3/16" thick, 140mm fan grill with adjustable center

    Product link
    http://www.mnpctech.com/140mm_fan_grills.html

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    1 set of Silver Machined Aluminum Case Feet with diamond knurling

    Product Link
    http://www.mnpctech.com/Aluminum_Computer_Case_Feet.html

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    2nd Place "Quiet my PC!" Prize Package

    2x 18" x 16" sheets of acoustical sound proofing material

    Product Link
    http://www.mnpctech.com/Acoustical_Foam_Sheets_PC.html

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    4x 7 volt fan speed in-line resistors

    Product Link
    http://www.mnpctech.com/7volt_Resistor_Computer_Fan_Mod.html

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    16x vibration dampening cooling fan grommets
    http://www.mnpctech.com/FanGrommet.html

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    3rd Place "Custom window" Prize Package

    1x 12" x 12" cast acrylic sheet (choice of UV green, clear, transparent red or blue)
    http://www.mnpctech.com/colored_acrylic_sheet_casemod_window.html

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    1x roll of Scotch Tape #4010 super strength mounting tape
    http://www.mnpctech.com/scotch_4010_tape_of_the_casemod_gods.html

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  2. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    I'm definitly in ! :D
    If someone would be kind to administrate it.
    "Free" design would be best imo
     
  3. Trance

    Trance Two steps forward, one step back

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    I'd join in!
    Folding rigs seem to be in at the moment, so maybe that would be a good one.
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'm up for another one.:D
    Freeform again!!!
    I have been thinking about doing another DDC top with the new toy. It would give me an excuse to clean the gunk out of 'toad.
     
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  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Hmm. I might be able to sponsor a basic prize but nothing pricey. I'm thinking a 2 stage contest.

    1 or 2 months where everybody has a go, then we have a vote, and the top 5 have another month to complete their designs. I'm thinking as my sponsored prize, the top 5 have their final design printed into a poster form, possibly a2/a1 in size, glossy and then mailed to them :p
     
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  6. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    the poster is a really good idea
    rendering allowed or not ? :O
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Who can stop us if we do?:D
     
  8. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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    I'll have a go, can we use internal components from the SCC?

    edit, guess I should add i'm crap, can I claim the wooden spoon now?
     
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  9. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    im in. i guess we will be able to use the components from the SCC.
     
  10. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    Freedom :), i've done a folding rig before

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  11. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    i would take part aswell :)

    ( actually i have already a very good idea ;)
     
  12. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    As it is a folding rig, internal components will be recommended. No rendering until after the top 5 vote has been decided. the top 5 can render their designs for the final.
     
  13. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    sample poster: (obviously not a2/a1 size)

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  14. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    yes i realise i typo'd the web address
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I might be willing to supply photochop assistance for the poster. The winners would need to supply a large resolution render for that to work. (A1/A2 in at least 300 DPI.)
    A poster would look good with the other rigs in a strip along the bottom.

    @Bent - That reminds me, we could do a freeform with mobility as a suggested theme. I have something I can submit for that.:naughty:
     
  16. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    mobility freeform sounds good
     
  17. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    glances at sig... you have a headstart, no fair!

    I'm in, but what's it gunna be guys, folding, free or mobility?
     
  18. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    How about a small competition for each? Only the 1st place in each catagory gets a prize, and 2nd as well as 3rd get a render/poster of their design.

    Possible catagories:

    Free Form
    ATX Tower
    Small Form Factor
    Folding
     
  19. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    a microATX gaming rig theme would be nice :) something à la craigbru :D
     
  20. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    like fitting two full ATX systems in an SFF case?
     

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