Having spent some time perusing the entries for the Google SketchUp Gingerbread House Design Competition, we've reached a verdict – but it wasn't easy. Your models are (as expected) beautiful. For what it's worth, I accidentally ate part of my computer screen while we were judging. Drum roll please...
With this model, it's all about the details. The pediment (the triangular part of the roof) contains a scene of gingerbread people. The entablature (it sits between the columns and the roof) is heavily ornamented and altogether believable. When you go inside, there's an altar to a gingerbread deity. This entry is complete both in concept and execution. Gingerbread Vitruvius would be proud.
Dynamic Components that lengthen and re-color as you scale them. Clicking with the Interact tool causes a rainbow to appear. You really need to download the model and open it in SketchUp to experience the full effect.
(for the most creative use of a single candy ingredient)
Take a look at all of the entries in this 3D Warehouse collection. Also peek at this Picasa album slideshow of some of our favorites:
Posted by Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Product Evangelist