CR4 - The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion ®
Login | Register for Engineering Community (CR4)



Model Something!

Model Something is a place for engineers to show off their creative side using a number of different mediums to reproduce objects. Every week, an object of varying complexity will be displayed, ready to be modeled. Feel free to use any medium you'd like such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, pencil and paper, MS Paint, Inventor Pro, etc. but please reference what you used to make your model! At the end of each week, all submissions will be posted on CR4's Facebook page!

Don't forget to vote for your favorites!

If you have an object you'd like to see modeled, submit the photo and we'll post it!*

*No vulgar or obscene photo submissions, please

Model Something! 10/18/12 - Halloween!

Posted October 18, 2012 11:30 AM by Mizuti

Difficulty - Easy / Medium / Hard (Take your pick!)

For those of you out there who don't follow the tradition and aren't aware, Halloween is right around the corner! A time for spooky apparitions, cunning tricks, and clever costumes. With that said, we here at CR4 are curious to see what kind of models you all can come up with in the spirit of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls!

For this particular Model Something!, we're looking for custom costumes you might've made, a particular Halloween decoration you created, or maybe just a picture / 3D model of something frightening or in the spirit of taking candy from your neighbors!

As per always for this blog, all mediums of modeling are allowed, whether it be a serious program like Inventor Pro, or something a little silly such as Photoshop or MS Paint. Just make sure to include the name of your medium with your submission, and any sources you might've used!

For some inspiration, go here to see how one of our fellow members creates some festive masks!

11 comments; last comment on 10/20/2012
View/add comments

Model Something! 6/25/12 - Creatures!

Posted June 25, 2012 2:19 PM by Mizuti

This Weeks Difficulty: Easy-Medium

This weeks modeling challenge is a lot more open ended. We're looking to see what kind of fictional creatures you can model or draw. You can create a creature from nothing, or replicate an already "existing" fictional character. Bonus points are awarded if you make a character from scratch and give a brief biological explanation of it's habitat, diet, or general lifestyles.

As per always for this blog, all mediums of modeling are allowed, whether it be a serious program like Inventor Pro, or something a little silly such as Photoshop or MS Paint. Just make sure to include the name of your medium with your submission, and any sources you might've used! Last weeks entries can be found on CR4's Facebook page here!

Here's some pictures of various creatures to get your mind working:

15 comments; last comment on 07/04/2012
View/add comments

Model Something! 6/18/12 - Robots!

Posted June 18, 2012 8:30 AM by Mizuti

This Week's Difficulty: Varied

This weeks modeling challenge is a little bit more open ended, allowing more various skill sets to try and take a whack at it. The objective is to create a robot or android. It can be fictional like the droids from Star Wars, something from real life, or a unique creation from yourself.

As per always for this blog, all mediums of modeling are allowed, whether it be a serious program like Inventor Pro, or something a little silly such as Photoshop or MS Paint. Just make sure to include the name of your medium with your submission, and any sources you might've used! Last weeks entries can be found on CR4's Facebook page here!

Here's some pictures of robots to get your mind working:

14 comments; last comment on 07/05/2012
View/add comments

Model Something! 6/11/12 - Keyboards

Posted June 10, 2012 4:00 PM by Mizuti
Pathfinder Tags: design model

This Week's Difficulty: Experienced

We're going to kick things off with something that we think is a little tricky, a keyboard from one of our latest product reviews. If you find this task to be too difficult, go ahead and try to model the keys, or some fraction / part of the keyboard. Feel free to do a more / less complex keyboard based on your preferences and style.

As per always for this blog, all mediums of modeling are allowed, whether it be a serious program like Inventor Pro, or something a little silly such as Photoshop or MS Paint. Just make sure to include the name of your medium with your submission, and any sources you might've used!

Here are some pictures from our Facebook page of the keyboard:

17 comments; last comment on 06/30/2012
View/add comments


Show all Blog Entries in this Blog

Advertisement