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3D Sci-Fi Challenge: The Battle Is Over

March 27th, 2014

3D Sci-Fi Challenge: The Battle Is Over



Well well well... The Universe is a safe place again. The war is over. No, we are not talking about Star Wars. It was long time ago and CG in it was not actually CG. Did you know, that they used small models of spaceships to make the first film of Star Wars in 1977? Yes, they did. However, a lot have changed since then.

Back to news! We are talking about 3D Sci-Fi Challenge. It is over. Polyguardians have won. Congrats!

There were 326 models uploaded for 3D Sci-Fi Challenge: 209 for the Polyguardians and 117 for the Enraged Verticians side. It took almost two months for 87 3D designers to build those two space armies. And it is time to know who made the best models and portfolios for this battle. Here they are.

Best 3D Sci-Fi Model

Winner

Swashbuckler Mech by Nick Govacko

The best sci-fi model was made by Nick Govacko. It is amazingly detailed and photorealistic war machine called Swashbuckler Mech. This model stunned us. All of us, who were amongst jury, named this model one of the winners.

The winner gets full version of Mari and Modo by The Foundry, SpaceMouse Pro by 3Dconnexion, Marmoset Toolbag 2 license, 1 video of choice by Eat3D, interview and promotional features on 3D Artist Magazine, 100 USD cheque to spend on Vanishing Point online shop, CGTrader T-shirt.

1st runner-up

Costume by Nuttavut Baiphowongse

Nuttavut Baiphowongse is known for extraordinary photorealistic 3D models. He had shown his skills in our challenge with a model called Costume. This should definitely be a costume for a polyguardian, if there will be a battle for the Universe anytime soon.

The 1st runner-up gets Modo by The Foundry, SpaceMouse Wireless by 3Dconnexion, Marmoset Toolbag 2 license, 1 video of choice by Eat3D, 50 USD cheque to spend on Vanishing Point online shop, CGTrader T-shirt.

2nd runner-up

Victory! by James Suret

Polyguardians had become the winners of this battle, so it is not a surprise that the 2nd runner-up in the best 3D sci-fi model category made a model for polyguardians as well. James Suret could be a prophet in a space battle as he made a model called "Victory!" and his side has won!

The 2nd runner-up gets Modo by The Foundry, SpaceMouse Wireless by 3Dconnexion, Marmoset Toolbag 2 license, 1 video of choice by Eat3D, 50 USD cheque to spend on Vanishing Point online shop, CGTrader T-shirt.

Best 3D Sci-Fi Portfolio

Winner

iterateCGI

15 models for the dark side. That is what iterateCGI made for this challenge. Despite the fact that he chosen the side of the losers, he made truly original and spectacular 3D models. Have you heard about snakebot earlier? Yeah, neither have we. It is a cyborg snake that can be used in a space fight. Now, how cool is that?

The winner gets full version of Mari or Modo by The Foundry, SpaceMouse Pro by 3Dconnexion, Marmoset Toolbag 2 license, 1 video of choice by Eat3D, 100 USD cheque to spend on Vanishing Point online shop, CGTrader T-shirt.

1st runner-up

Lordlight

It took awhile to understand that this is not a 3D printable item. This machine gun looks so photorealistic. And it is not the only model made by Lordlight for this challenge. He made 11 models and they all look so real. Well done.

The 1st runner-up gets Modo by The Foundry, SpaceMouse Wireless by 3Dconnexion, Marmoset Toolbag 2 license, 1 video of choice by Eat3D, 50 USD cheque to spend on Vanishing Point online shop, CGTrader T-shirt.

2nd runner-up

msgamedevelopment

What space battle could take place without spaceships? We have 9 of them here. msgamedevelopment made them for the challenge and they are really ready to be used for games. Simple but good 3D models. That is all you need to create the new Space Invaders.

The 2nd runner-up gets Modo by The Foundry, SpaceMouse Wireless by 3Dconnexion, Marmoset Toolbag 2 license, 1 video of choice by Eat3D, 50 USD cheque to spend on Vanishing Point online shop, CGTrader T-shirt.

Honorable Mentions

Some of the models are worth to be mentioned for a good storyline:

The Ruler Of The Multiverse by Mariano Tazzioli

Raisher, The Sky Reaper by toxsam

HF Cannon by jozen_dgn

CAAW by Daehee Son

Space Zombie by martinperek


All those who had chosen the Polyguardians side get possibility to be featured on 3D Artist Magazine, a copy of 3D Creative Magazine by 3dtotal and CGTrader credits.


Comments

iterateCGI

I was very surprised to see my nickname come up on the winner announcements of best 3D Sci-Fi Portfolio of the 3D Sci-Fi Challenge.

I would like to express may gratitude and many many thanks to CGtrader folks for this great honor. Also many thanks to CGtrader staff for delivering this great open platform for 3D artist to connect and share artwork.

Bogdan

Congrats ! Great job !

captainmarlowe

Congratulations to all the winners. Awesome models and renders, here !

jozen_dgn

Gongrats to all the winners, but I think at some points the challenge wasn´t well planned ...
"Sci fi" is a very common theme and everybody could upload any model he done in the history. No matter if he done it for the challange, or for any other reason. Sadly, this happens and someone win a huge prize for nothing ... I dont want to badmouth the work, because the model is very good and creative, but it isn´t fair towards the other participants.

Let the shitstorm begin, because everybody thinks i am only mad, coz I didn´t win ^^ HA!

Cheers!

Alex

Hi iterateCGI! Thanks for your kind words, we loved your entries -- real art works!


In reply to comment 5888 written by iterateCGI
Alex

Hi Jozen, I see what you mean there and I somewhat agree with you, because there will always be entry models which were done before and we actually had to prevent it somehow.

The other thing is that the winner designers added enough renders, pictures and materials as they had so the models are fully introduced. Maybe next time cool storyline as well as more pictures would increase your chances - what do you think? Your storyline is definitely something that need to be mentioned so we are happy to have such designers as you on CGTrader. We hope you will enter our future events. :) See you around!


In reply to comment 5891 written by jozen_dgn
toxsam


In reply to comment 5908 written by Alex
mtazzioli96

Great work ! congrat's to the winners!but im agree with jozen_dgn :)


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