Enter a 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge from SketchUp and i.materialise

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One of the amazing things about designing in 3D is the incredibly intricate creations artists and designers come up with. 3D printed jewelry is one of those design categories that shows off the unique kinds of creations that are possible with 3D printing technologies, and what better way to see some of the latest 3D printed jewelry than a 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge? Are you a 3D printed jewelry designer/artist itching for the world to see your 3D jewelry? If so, you can participate in SketchUp and i.materialise‘s 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge and let us see some of your cool jewelry designs.

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SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D design software around because it is very user-friendly and it is particularly good at creating geometric 3D objects such as “architectural models, scale models, interior design items, functional parts” and, of course, geometrical jewelry too!  Rings, bracelets, cufflinks, pendants, earrings, necklaces — it’s all fair game. You don’t even have to be a seasoned veteran when it comes to 3D jewelry design, you just need to do your best at capturing the judges’ attention here.

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To participate in the Challenge you have until April 10, 2016 at 11:59 CET to upload your designs onto the Challenge webpage. You can upload as many designs as you desire, and your online renders will be judged, so send ones that are very clear. Also, you should remember to state what material your design is intended for so judges have a better idea of your overall design concept.

There are also a few other rules in this Challenge: polyamide can have a maximum bounding box volume limit of 1953.3 cm³ — i.e. 125 x 125 x 125 mm; brass submissions are limited to 9 cm³; and silver models should stay below a volume limit of 2.5 cm³. Also you want your model for be printable, so check out the design guides for polyamide, brass, and silver, too, before you submit your jewelry designs.

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Now let’s talk about scoring that top prize. The Challenge winner will receive a 3D print of their winning design in polyamide, brass, or silver so long as the design follows the rules about size specifications. The winner will also receive a $110 voucher for i.materialise 3D printing services and a license for SketchUp Pro worth $695. Second and third place winners will, respectively, be awarded $82 and $55 vouchers. All participants will receive a 10% discount for 3D printing their designs with i.materialise.”

So, if you are new to SketchUp, now is the time to start experimenting with the software to see if you can create some of your own eye-catching 3D printed jewelry designs. Then upload them and see how your designs do against the competition. It can’t hurt anything, right? And think about it. You’ll have a chance to win some incredible prizes and get your name circulating as a hot new 3D printed jewelry designer! Are you entering the contest? Discuss in the 3D Printing Jewelry Challenge forum over at 3DPB.com.

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