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BALTIC
INTERNATIONAL
STUDENT
SKETCHUP
COMPETITION
2022

 

THE OBJECTIVE
To create a sundial design visualization using SketchUp, LayOut and V-ray. Location set in city Vilnus, the Square of Light, in honor of cities 700 year anniversary

PARTICIPANTS
Any active student who is studying in an accredited educational institution in 
Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia.

 

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES


Are you an aspiring architect, landscape designer or engineer? Choose the submission category that best suits your field of study. TOP 5 submissions from each category will advance to the final for a jury vote.

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SMALL SCALE

A free standing sculpture with high level of detail. Location can be chosen quite flexibly. Fits in 3x3m dimensions.

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LARGE SCALE

Sundial of more monumental proportions that is integrated with landscaping or building design. Fits in 30x30m dimensions.

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INTERACTIVE

Sundial function is enabled by the interaction with the human body or mechanical and audio-visual elements

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1st place

3D Printer

1 year SketchUp Pro and V-ray 100 Chaos credits

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2nd place

Graphic tablet

1 year SketchUp Pro and V-ray 100 Chaos credits

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3rd place

3D Mouse

1 year SketchUp Pro and V-ray 100 Chaos credits

 

TOTAL PRIZE POOL WORTH MORE THEN 4000€

 

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR

3D MODELING

Show us your best SketchUp modeling skills

ACCURACY

Create a sundial design that works accurately for its location

RENDERING

Use V-ray for SketchUp to create photo-realistic visualizations

SITE INTEGRATION

Create appropriate connection to the surrounding site environment

PRESENTATION

Use LayOut to present your design concept

CREATIVITY

Be creative and in line of the competition theme

 
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TIMELINE

 

JURY VOTE


Expert jury vote will decide the 1st, 2nd and 3dr place. Winners to be announced on 1st of July. 

 

LEARN FROM THE BEST

We want you to explore your own and the software limits to create the best possible submission. To get you started, join our weekly webinars:

11th of April – Competition launch webinar

  • Introduction to competition;

  • Sundial design process and history by expert Mārtiņš Gills (www.saulespulkstenis.lv);

  • Basics of sundial design in SketchUp;

19th of April, 15:00 – SketchUp Tips and Tricks;

25th of April – Landscape design and advanced modeling tools;

2nd of May – Animation tools and interactive presentation;

10th of May – Giving your design a flair with V-ray for SketchUp;

17th of May – Project presentation with LayOut;

 

PROVIDED MATERIALS

Students will be provided with a geo-located SketchUp model of the site that shows the grading and vegetation of the square,  as well as other relevant information and photos. Materials to be provided on April 11th.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS


Students need to submit a working design proposal, that includes:

  • PDF file with project description, images, and dimensions;

  • 3 project visualizations for voting page in .jpeg or .png format, minimum 2000px width, recommended 1:1 aspect ratio;

  • Video to show design function in .mp4 format;

  • Project SketchUp and Layout file to show proof of authorship;

  • Short project description for the voting page, maximum 500 characters

 

PARTNERS

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BE ACTIVE!
Show your work in progress and tell your sundial design story using #BISSUC2022 before and after the start of public vote! 

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