Submission open until November 30, 2012
Description of Contest
Create the best 3D design in NCLab using PLaSM, NCLab‘s free web browser based CAD
tool. Usage of PLaSM is very simple as you will find in this tutorial. The contest
is not limited to the U.S. but the official language is English. PLaSM is a new addition
to NCLab so all competitors have equal starting conditions. Once more -
Evaluated will be the physical fidelity, complexity, and elaboration level of the design. A model of any existing 3D object such as a building, machine, car, train, plane, ship, etc. is acceptable. See bottom of page for sample project ideas.
First place: NCLab Full Version for one year (see details), an iPad 3, and Certificate of Award.
Second place: NCLab Full Version for one year (see details) and Certificate of Award.
The competition will close on November 30, 2012 and winning designs will be announced on 15 December 2012, and displayed on this web page along with their authors.
Every participant must be currently enrolled in a high school, middle school, elementary school, or equivalently home-
Registration will be open through September and October 2012. Every participant needs
to register. Registration is done by sending an email titled „NCLab CAD Challenge
2012“ to events-
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Webinars and Recordings
First webinar on Solid Modeling with PLaSM was given on September 5, 2012 at 5 pm PCT. Click here to see video recording. Based on discussions with instructors, the second webinar that took place on Wednesday September 26 at 5 pm PCT was a Q&A Session. Thank you for attending and good luck with PLaSM! No other webinars are scheduled at this time. To attend the webinar, simply access the Webinar URL. You will be required to run a Setup Wizard. Allow some time to troubleshoot your cookies, Java, etc. If you miss the webinar, do not worry - all webinars will be recorded and links will be available here.
Sample project ideas
We believe that a great idea is to model a model that you can hold in your hands, view from any angle, and measure as much as you like.
All designs will be evaluated by an international jury composed of renowned CAD experts:
Alberto Paoluzzi, University of Rome, Italy
Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Rafael Bidarra, TU Delft, Netherlands
Wim Bronsvoort, TU Delft, Netherlands
Antonio DiCarlo, University of Rome, Italy
Ralph Martin, Cardiff University, UK
Valerio Pascucci, University of Utah, USA
Vadim Shapiro, University of Wisconsin, USA
Ernesto Staffetti, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
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