3DVIA Top 10 models – 034
The best models uploaded to 3DVIA.com during the week of Saturday, June 20th through Friday, June 26th are highlighted here. This is the 34th 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!
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
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:
“And to say that my passion by the subrealistic painting can to me and that it is evident in my works. That they are somewhat infantile, and also, that to use the colors with harmony I could be complicado. 3dvia it puts it easy and always it allows you to correct. With the smooth combination of the same I try to transmit tranquillity…” (kindly translated by 3DVIA users).
You’ll see that there is much more thought in this model than seems evident at first glance. 3DVIA Shape has proven to be a valuable tool for perecat1′s creative process. [perecat1 is from Spain]
This is not just a model, it is also a game that you can download and play for free. Fighter Piloting Game Prototype by kiml was created using Blender. Blender is a free download, then download the blend file from 3DVIA and open it in Blender.
The bottom right image is of me being totally destroyed in the game itself. I had fun, but am lacking the video game skills to be any good at it. Give it a try! [kiml is from the UK]
These are (I believe) the first high heels on 3DVIA! Part 1 was fashioned by TASARIMCI using CATIA V5. I included the screenshot of the thumbnail (pressing the “PLAY 3D” button does not work here), so that you could see the wonderful textures that our Player isn’t showing. [TASARIMCI is from Turkey]
From high fashion to the world of wrestling, we have it all on 3DVIA thanks to the Ring Where Champions Are Born by XQH_XXX! 3DVIA Shape helped XQH_XXX put some fast moves on the needed geometry. Are you ready to go up those steps? [XQH_XXX is from India]
This gorgeous cup and saucer take us back to the parlor for some tea. The subtle forms and sophisticated tetures make Part 1 by TASARIMCI a real treat. CATIA V5 was used to create this delicate pair. [TASARIMCI is from Turkey]
Yikes! Nitro, ear plugs and quick reaction times are needed for 3DVIA Goes Drag Racing… by abu_roadking. The NHRA may have something to say about his class match-ups, but it sure is fun! 3DVIA Shape made this thunderous virtual cacophony possible. [abu-roadking is from India]
Supermarket Cart For Children by NaBiSs provides a different kind of play and is very nicely modeled using CATIA V5. The giant roller-ball wheels help with maneuvering in tight spaces and the bright colors make it a natural for kids. [NaBiSs is from Frane]
toymaker has modeled a nice bit of American Civil War history by bringing the Monitor to the virtual 3D world using Google SketchUp. The ocean form, texture and lighting are particularly good. The detail of the turret is also excellent. This shows an early version where one gun shutter was closed as the giant 11 inch Dahlgren gun was loaded and the other was fired. [toymaker is from the US]
Product 1 by TASARIMCI has wonderful chunky proportions, great details and excellent colors and textures, all of which make me want to have this toy for real! CATIA V5 was used for its creation. [TASARIMCI is from Turkey]
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!
Dinner For One by Fotomann has an element of mystery that makes it very appealing. Is there a missing person? What does the note say? Why is the martini red? Fotomann used Blender to create this nice little scene. [Fotomann is from the US]
ULC-Lift-Facility-KPL by alfredix is just one part of a massive logistics complex that he is working on. He uses Pro/E for modeling and then translates them into STEP format for upload, so that anyone with a CAD system can download and use them. [alfredix is from Germany]
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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