SketchUp Halloween Challenge Announced

With Halloween reaching, the nerds at Google Boulder office are in a tizzy about their costumes. This year, Google hosting a "SketchUp Halloween Challenge."The nitty gritty:There are two: Use SketchUp to model either a jack-o'-lantern or a haunted house. Or both.You can submit as many models as you like, but fill out a separate entry […]

With Halloween reaching, the nerds at Google Boulder office are in a tizzy about their costumes. This year, Google hosting a "SketchUp Halloween Challenge."

The nitty gritty:

There are two: Use SketchUp to model either a jack-o'-lantern or a haunted house. Or both.

You can submit as many models as you like, but fill out a separate entry form for each one. The more the ghastlier!

"You can (if you like) include photo-rendered images of your model with the images you submit. You have to have at least one unrendered image, though; we'd like to see your work in its purest, SketchUp-only state," stated SketchUp team.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, October 27th 2011.

How to submit an entry:

  1. Upload your model to the 3D Warehouse and make sure it's publicly-downloadable.
  2. Upload between two and ten images of your model to a public photo sharing site like Picasaweb. You can use any photo sharing site you like, but make sure your images are grouped into an album by themselves. Images should be at least 1000 pixels wide or tall, depending on their orientation.
  3. Fill out the Challenge Submission Form, including links to both your model on the 3D Warehouse and your album of online images.

The team notes, "Instead of prizes, we'll publish our favorite entries right here on SketchUp blog, on October 31st. The best three models from each of the two categories (pumpkins and houses) will be featured in the November edition of the SketchUpdate newsletter, which goes to millions of people around the world."