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SketchUp The MNPCTech Case Design Competition, part II: Scratch Build

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Xtrafresh, 14 Jan 2009.

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  2. Win

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  3. Win

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  4. Epic design Win!

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  5. Cheesecake

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  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The new system won't be a 'blind' vote. That could be really interesting. I know a lot of people thought, "Oh, D*mn! Dark didn't need my vote." last time.:hehe:

    I don't like the 1 entry per person thing. I should be free to dilute my votes.
    I'm more for people flooding the thread with designs. (Where are you skullen?)
     
  2. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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  3. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    A front-page-style voting mechanism with (theoretically) unlimited entries and three(-ish?) votes per person is a good idea, as Dark suggested.

    Alternatively, we could divide the entries up into semifinals where the top two or three winners from the semifinal move on to a final poll that fits the 10-entry limit...


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  4. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    The semifinals idea is really a flawed setup, because it could be really unfair, plus we'd need to motivate everyone to vote twice. :nono:

    I suppose i could ask bindi for a frontpage vote, but since thi is not an official bit-tech competition, this might cause too much confusion and/or legal issues. It's one thing to post an announcement, it's quite another to oversee the voting process.

    I also thought about collecting votes via PM or posts in this thread, but that's too much hassle and will seriously decrease the number of votes that we'll receive.

    That really only leaves groups. I did some research though, and i really think it could be quite acceptable.

    Example:

    Applepie! [VOTE]
    Bananas! [VOTE]
    Cheesecake! [VOTE]
    Dunno any foods with a D! [VOTE]
    Extra cream please! [VOTE]
    French Fries! [VOTE]

    Just play around with it a bit, it really works quite well :)
    I do agree that a "blind" vote would be better, but i really dont see how we could do that. Also, the results are not going to be displayed in the thread before we announce a winner, so it is not as invasive as it could be.
     
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  5. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Wait, did I just join a group named Applepie!?
     
  6. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    yes you did! :rock:
     
  7. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Blah, sketchup is no fun at all the make my design with :wallbash:

    What are the rules on drawing the case rather than making a model?
     
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  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    hmm, sir digby, that's not the point of this competition.

    I advise you to go to youtube and start watching some tutorials, they are really helpful. I think every minute i spent on youtube has saved me 20 minutes in sketchup :)
     
  9. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    I've been a member of a LEGO site for several years that does prelims + semifinals + finals for building competitions, and it works quite well for them. As long as the phrase "preliminary poll" or "semifinal poll" is clearly marked in the topic title, people tend to understand that it's not the final poll, and given that we're probably not going to approach 50 entries, it's quite possible to take the top two entries (or even three, depending) from each semifinal and place them into the finals.

    It also makes blind voting much easier. Mandate that creator usernames can't be written on the entry shots, simply define the poll options as Entry 1, Entry 2, etc., and have a thumbnail linked to galleries for each entry in the first post.

    See here for an implementation. (The theme of the build contest you see there was to create something inspired by a song, which is why you see Elton John next to some of the entry descriptions for no real reason).


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  10. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Ok, thank you - I shall do this, still got plenty of time untill april i guess to get everything working :hehe:
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Diosjenin - On that note...Where's our lego cad build?:D
     
  12. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    There are some funky designs,looking good :thumb:
     
  13. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    The most popular LEGO CAD program is called MLCad, but it's far more functional when used in conjunction with a few other programs that include render generators, instruction creators, etc. grouped under the term LDraw.

    And the LEGO CAD build... well, it's coming along. :thumb:


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  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    MMM. Lego case.:D

    There's not enough pics on this page, so have a bunny.
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    Hey! If I add 6 Delta super-fans, it CAN fly...
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    It even shoots lasers! Pew! Pew!
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    - Crikey cheapskate that last picture looks like a wi-fi toaster on water skies! not a bad thing of course heck id love to have one lol

    - Only bad thing about this whole comp is that you got the urdge to go out and build the behemoths that your creating :( .................maybe next year

    - Think im on the home straight now just details to get done (trim, screws, grills, mesh, pipes etc etc etc)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. tominated

    tominated What's a Dremel?

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    wow editor! you have some skills man!
     
  17. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    [​IMG]

    filename is a hint :)
    yes that's a 80mm rad behind a 120mm fan. only way to make things work :p

    edit: can you get a single fan rad smaller than 80mm? the whole model is 2.4 m wide and 3 m long! no way that would fit in my room. would look cool though. can fit an m-atx mobo horizontally inside the fuselage with ease.
     
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  18. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    lol thanks john i may actually enter this one seeing as scratch build is my specialty :D

    Josh
     
  19. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Thanks man :) but I only started using SU a few days ago so it really goes to show how open this competition is to anyone with a small idea and an hour or so to watch some youtube tutorials :D
     
  20. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    You know guys, I've been reading this thread since the beginning, and at first I dismissed the idea of entering. Initially, because I simply don't have the time to design something I might not actually build. So, what's the leave me with? Well, I've got my Duality concept almost completed, but then I thought... "Maybe I should head in a different direction?" With that in mind, I started playing with what may be one of the world's smallest SLI rigs. In true L.O.S.I.A.S. fashion, I'm not going to short it on components either... Pics you say? Well, you're going to have to give me a little time. I'll say this though, if I'm going to design it, I will build it. Possibly even ahead of Duality. :D

    Oh, and for those that have already posted pics... You guys are awesome! :thumb:
     

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