Given simply an image of the engine, can you produce a detailed surface model? If so, cash in on your skills.
CyDesign is launching 6 challenges, each with a different engine or transmission that needs 3D CAD files generated for modeling. Each of the 6 challenges has a $500 prize for the best model. Win all 6 challenges and you could have $3,000 very quickly!
CyDesign is populating a small library of engines and transmissions used in the modeling of vehicles and vehicle capabilities. Currently, they have a few pictures and 2D graphics of these select engines and transmissions, but need to have 3D CAD models for each engine and each transmission. Each challenge centers around modeling specific engine or transmission.
No internal surfaces or components are required- only external surfaces need to be modeled and then rendered.
While images are provided for a starting point, these might not have as much detail as desired.
A simple Google search can pull up additional pictures, images and specifications as needed.
THIS CHALLENGE CENTERS AROUND MODELING THE ALLISON 3200 SP TRANSMISSION
Models can be done in any CAD software, need to have STEP/.stp files uploaded as final submittal. 3D Studio Max compatible files are also acceptable if you are unable to produce .stp files
The 3D CAD models only require external surfaces modeled and rendered; no internal surfaces/components needed/required. The final uploaded .stp file only needs to be have the assembled model without the constituent parts
Mono-chromatic coloring with minimal shading required; do not need complex, multi-light source shading
3D CAD models require one axis of rotation
Uploading CAD files of rendered models without permission to your GrabCAD profile is not allowed
The submissions will be judged on realism, creativity and composition
The competition is open to everyone
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members
You may submit multiple entries
Tag your rendering with “ALLISON” when uploading it to GrabCAD
All 3DCAD files have to be public
Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in the competition
Only models uploaded through this challenge page here will participate in the competition
Entries to be submitted as .stp files
.3ds files also acceptable
This competition ends 8/17/12
$500 for most realistic 3D CAD of the model provided
Submissions will be judged upon timeliness of submittal, accuracy of 3D models relative
to picture(s)/diagrams/images provided and file size of final CAD file (smaller is better).
The judges will be comprised of CyDesign and GrabCAD staff.
CyDesign is developing a physics-based modeling system that will let the engineer quickly assess design options against requirements during the conceptual design stage.
Should the vehicle have conventional or hybrid drive? How will thermal loads affect an implanted medical device? By providing answers to these questions early in the design, a more robust and reliable system will be built.
CyDesign Studio will help the engineer manage key requirements, keep them pertinent to the design, explore the trade space of possible design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide guidance resulting in a much better final product.