3DVIA Top 10 models – 049
The best models uploaded to 3DVIA.com during the week of Saturday, October 3rd through Friday, October 9th are highlighted here. So you need to make a call from your red-lined speed boat on Lake Geneva before hopping onto your classic TRX850 to meet Maxwell Smart and James Bond to thwart something bad from happening at the new stabilizer installation. No problem! This week’s Top 10 includes everything you’ll need to accomplish the mission and to relax afterward! Make that call!!
In case your attention span is extremely limited, you can watch the following video in 31 seconds and see all of the included models before you forget what you were trying to remember to do. :)
Easy links to the previous Top 10 lists: 001 – 002 – 003 – 004 – 005 – 006 – 007 – 008 – 009 – 010 – 011 – 012 – 013 – 014 – 015 – 016 – 017 -018 – 019 – 020 – 021 – 022 – 023 – 024 – 025 – 026 – 027 – 028 – 029 – 030 – 031 – 032 – 033 – 034 – 035 – 036 – 037 – 038 – 039 – 040 – 041 – 042 – 043 – 044 – 045 – 046 – 047 – 048
The Top 10:
Maxwell Smart’s Apartment was carefully crafted by PinkSkink using Google SketchUp. Check out the William Morris wallpaper mixed in with many more contemporary elements – including an image of Agent 86′s hero James Bond.
Structure Synth “flowers” was imagined and created by rhalstead using Structure Synth software and his own well-honed programming skills. Rodd used 3DVIA Printscreen from the 3DVIA Labs to capture his model for uploading. [Rodd is from the US]
Twisted Chairs by zenox is a beautiful update to a classic furniture type that would look right at home in a contemporary art museum as well. zenox used Blender to merge the old with the new. [zenox is from Serbia & Montenegro]
TRX Instrument Panel is an incredibly detailed model of a very complex part painstakingly created by flatform using SolidWorks 2009. Be sure to check out The TRX Project blog to stay up to to date on progress towards a complete Yamaha TRX850 3D model.
Leopard 2A6 is an excellent continuation of the quite complete line of tanks and other equipment based on the Leopard chassis by alfredix. Alfred uses Pro/E for the modeling and then translation into STEP format for uploading to 3DVIA. [Alfred is from Germany]
I’d recommend that anyone modeling an interior space follow anloncar’s excellent example of using transparent walls to more fully illustrate the concept. Stan1 invites the viewer to explore the space more easily. anloncar uploaded the model in the 3DS format.
Stabilizer2 by smitsch was created for uploading using a VRML Generator and demonstrates the invaluable help that a detailed 3D model can provide to help everyone involved understand a project very early on in the process.
Just so everyone knows, the order that the Top 10 and Honorable Mentions are displayed is based on color, type of model and how I’m feeling, not any particular ranking. I just rearrange them until I like the way it looks. It’s as simple as that!
Here’s a brief recap of what I look for when I select the “Top 10″ and “Honorable Mentions”:
Variety – One of the most important factors. I try to show models created using lots of different software products and showing lots of different ways of using 3D. I include brief comments on why I chose each model.
Creativity, unusual subject matter and humor – These are big factors. We should all be having fun and feel free to model our passions!
Models must be uploaded by the original modeler – Many times I find models that I think will add to the community and will upload them with credit given to the modeler. These and other models that I can’t be reasonably sure who modeled them (for example – commercial models) are a welcome addition to the 3DVIA community, but the goal of the “Top 10″ is to encourage individual modelers and reward their special creativity.
Models entered in the 3DVIA Challenge contests will not be considered – They’re already getting plenty of attention and I want to spotlight models we may have missed.
There is no reward given – Other than the satisfaction of being noticed, spotlighted and being brought to the attention of more modelers. In my personal experience, the pleasure of having my work appreciated is the ultimate reward anyway.
Your comments are always welcomed and encouraged! Your responses will help the modelers and the 3DVIA community as a whole. Feel free to bring other models to my attention and let me know why they attracted you. (PLEASE NOTE: In order to make it easier to explore, all photos are linked directly to the model’s page.)
One final note of caution: these are my choices (dswavely) and my choices alone. So, aim the tomatoes appropriately.
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