Google Sketchup 3D Challenge #066 – Library

When I first read that the challenge was to model a library I thought “boring!” and said to myself I was skipping this one. Then I thought maybe I could do the Jedi Archive but it would be way too complex to do in 1 week. But, later as I was in bed, I starting getting the idea to make the library of the future which would have no physical books and use virtual bookshelves and virtual books (tablet computers). I had a hard time getting to sleep because I was flooded with ideas. So for a challenge I didn’t want to do at first turned into one of my favorites so far. So here it is: the Library of the Future. Take a look at the gallery below:

Google Sketchup 3D Challenge #064 – Luxury Motor Yacht

I have been participating in the Google SketchUp 3D Challenge since challenge #40.  My latest entry into the challenge is a modern luxury yacht.  It was inspired by the Sabdes 50M Axebow, a hybrid diesel/electric hybrid vessel designed to be economical and environmentally sound yet high-end luxury.  I know very little about the workings of yacht but with some research through Wikipedia and Google I decided on a planing hull which is the type of hull a speedboat uses.  Typically a yacht of this size uses a displacement hull with a bulbous bow which provides a great amount of stability but I wanted a high performance design that would be more about fun than elegance.  Take a look at what I came up with: The SoloCraft 52m Planing Hull Luxury Motor Yacht.  You must have Google SketchUp (free) to view the model interactively.  If you don’t have SketchUp installed, you may take a look at the image gallery below:

Update: I won the Challenge in a tie with a.j.unknow!