3DVIA Top 10 models – 033
The best models uploaded to 3DVIA.com during the week of Saturday, June 13th through Friday, June 19th are highlighted here. This is the 33rd post with the purpose of bringing models to your attention that we all may have missed during the week. Be sure to read the comments on each model as you visit them and add your own thoughts and a rating too! Just to see if anyone actually reads this intro anymore, I will give special mention in the 34th Top 10 to anyone who sends me a message using the link at the end of this post. You just have to have fun when you can :)
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
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!
Be sure to check out the models that received Honorable Mentions too!
Our users live all over the world, so I include in my comments where each modeler is from. It’s great that language and distance are not barriers when we’re all sharing in 3D! (Modelers may choose not to share where they are from, so some countries of origin will remain a mystery.)
The Top 10:
Sound of Purity, by XQH_XXX, is a wonderful model that uses 3DVIA Shape to tell a simple, yet complicated story. The purity of water drops into a pool sets up some pretty amazing studies in fluid physics.
Simple is not always as simple as we think and there is much beauty to be found in the world of mathematics. In fact, without the wonders of mathematics, 3D modeling wouldn’t even be here for us to have fun with! [XQH_XXX is from India]
Everyday Inn by prolithic brings back so many memories of car trips across the US with four of us kids in the back seat. As the day’s travel was nearing its end and we headed down the main street of wherever it was we were staying that night, four sets of eyes were eagely seeking out the motels that had a POOL and COLOR TVs.
Whenever we saw one, the whining would begin – “oooh, we’re so hot” – “a swim would really be great”…of course, we stayed hot more often than not :). Thanks prolitic, for bringing all that good stuff back! [prolithic is from Australia]
Rodd’s description says it all “Second floor of a house, designed by my daughter and her friends. They really worked hard on this, after getting some basic instruction on how to search for models and photos, and how to place these into the room model.”
I absolutely love the giant murals! It seems like the second floor would be the only place to be in that home. You can find Second Floor at rhalstead‘s account. The real creators used 3DVIA Shape. [rhalstead is from the US]
From murals of ducks to Soviet helicopters, textures show that they make really can make the difference between good and great! MIR MI-24V Helicopter Gunship / Transport – Tigershark by smike is another beauty that he modeled using Google SketchUp.
Go to the model and then go to his presentation link, which is a great addition to the model itself. It’s like a guided tour by smike himself, so that you won’t miss any of the amazing details. [smike is from Denmark]
By the way, this is the 33rd Top 10 and coincidentaly smike has been in the Top 10 27 times and in the Honorable Mentions another 6 times for a total of 33 – the most of anyone on the site!! Congratulations smike! Today’s inclusion makes it 34!
I don’t think that there are enough superlatives for Храм Покрова Богородицы by ibursevich that would praise enough the attention to detail and dedication needed to model this amazing edifice using CATIA V5.
It is just a staggeringly beautiful example of this architectural style! Fantastic job! Zoom in and around it and you will be amazed at every turn. [ibursevich is from Russia]
From the Russian northern climate we move to the American desert, both real and imagined in On The Way to Monument Valley by abu_roadking. Using 3DVIA Shape, he has created a great mix of models with a beautiful backdrop (for those of us who love and crave being in the American southwest).
His later versions also include elements of the movie Cars to make it even more fun! [abu_roadking is from India]
Here engineering beauty can be properly appreciated. [ibursevich is from Russia]
ULC-DH-Hangar-KPL is a small part of the fantastic logistics world being created by alfredix. This model is so complex that he had to decimate the trucks to the level of toy-like appearance in order to maintain the overall concept and still be able to upload it. You just have to visit his models page, models and then read his descriptions to fully understand how complex the whole xoncept is.
Due to the continuous challenge of narrowing the number of great models uploaded each week down to just 10, I include five Honorable Mentions to spotlight even more modelers!
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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