3DVIA Top 10 models – 055
The best models uploaded to 3DVIA.com during the week of Saturday, January 02 through Friday, January 08, 2010 are highlighted here. This will start the continuation of the Top 10 posts again on a weekly schedule, usually on Thursdays. The weeks that I missed will be honored in a Top 20 – 054 and it will go live as soon as I get it done.
The 2009 Top 10 recap post that I promised is also in the works and will appear out of nowhere to surprise everyone (even me).
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 – 049 – 050 – 051 – 052 – 053 – 054 (seven weeks in one)
The Top 10:
This beautifully designed and modeled building, Gould First File, was uploaded in 3DS format by Mike_D, but was modeled by David Gould. Have fun exploring the interior and picking out your seat for the presentation!
Base was uploaded by solidworks2009prem, although the actual model is a standard SolidWorks model. solidworks2009prem was kind and honest enough to tell me once he saw it here – Thanks!! It shows how even industrial products can look sculptural. Good design can be practical AND sculptural. SolidWorks 2010 was used to do the modeling. [solidworks2009prem is from China]
45-157-001 Pxi 6u Un-com 48x Spdt is a quite mouthful for a title, but as a PC Board it’s a beauty and was created by Madogmitchell (Adam) using SolidWorks 2009. (In fact, I liked it so much that I used it to create a humorous model called PC Board Tractor Trailer Terminus.)
For those more likely to stay inside you can use the beautifully crafted Billiards Table by wgschumacher. Bill used 3DVIA Shape to carefully construct those voluptuous legs that help make this table a real classic.
Also be sure to check check out Bill’s Castle in 3DVIA scenes where you can walk all around, over and throughout the castle! (But no billiards yet – how about adding this model to your scene too Bill?)
I like Building Blocks – Contemporary Building by MoabUT because he/she used 3DVIA Shape to create a nice set of blocks as a starting point for newer Shape users to be able to concentrate on copying and moving existing shapes, rather than using all of their time on creating those shapes.
This model and his classic Ancient Temple are two good examples of how the same blocks can give very different results. User maheshek has also used the blocks to create a construction Crane to put us in the building mood. [MoabUT is from the US]
Just so everyone knows, the order that the Top 10 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″:
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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