Flora & Fauna 3D Modeling Challenge

Challenge has ended

Ended on: 2014-07-04 23:59:59 UTC

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Have you read a book called “The Island of Doctor Moreau”? It is a science fiction novel about a crazy doctor who creates human-like beings from animals like dogs or lions via vivisection in a secret island. Well, we do not suggest you to do that, not at all. We have something simpler, yet as exciting for you. We have a new interface, so, obviously, we need some plants e.g. roses and animals to inhabit it. Behold, it is the new challenge of a redesigned CGTrader. Show us your knowledge on flora and fauna - create the most incredible 3D models of live creatures or any kind of tree 3d models. The authors of the best models and portfolios will be awarded with stocks for their “laboratories” of world creation. We have LightWave and ChronoSculpt licenses from NewTek LightWave as well as handy stuff from Subburb, VIZPARK, Video Copilot and Itoo Software prepared for the winners. All you need to do is to come up with a great premium or free 3D model of animal or plant and take those prizes. Come on, do it! Create tree stump 3d model, tree trunk or even banana 3d model. And don't forget bear 3d model! We know, you can.


Below are the models participating in this challenge. Browse through them or submit yours!

Awards & Prizes

There are two categories of awards in this challenge. Each of them will have one winner and two runners-up.

Best 3D Flora and Fauna Model

The award will be given for the best 3D flora or fauna model or visualization uploaded during the challenge period.

For the winner
For the two runners-up

Best 3D Flora and Fauna Portfolio

The award will be given for the best and most of 3D Flora or Fauna models or visualizations uploaded during the challenge period.

For the winner
For the two runners-up

Terms & Conditions

Submission deadline: July 4, 2014, 23:59:00 PST

    Things you must know
  • Flora and Fauna 3D Modeling Challenge will run from the 29th of April, 2014, to the 4th of July, 2014.
  • When uploading your entry be sure to check "Flora and Fauna 3D Modeling Challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
  • Only plants and animals are eligible to enter the challenge. You don't have to upload both flora and fauna related models, if you love animals then feel free to model only them or if you work only with flora models then you are okay to upload only them. It's up to you.
  • Textures, materials and cool renderings are optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.

  • Things you should know
  • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries.
  • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene might be used by sponsors for marketing (non commercial!) purposes. Of course you will be mentioned if it happens.
  • You can have as much entry models as you want. By uploading more than 10 entry models you are eligible to enter Portfolio category too.
  • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
  • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D models to CGTrader platform is free of charge.
  • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
  • Employees and relatives of CGTrader and sponsor teams are not allowed to participate in this challenge.
  • Any existing taxes or duties must be paid by the winner. CGTrader is not responsible for any illegal actions taken by the prize winners.
  • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop us a line at info@cgtrader.com.


The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader staff and sponsors. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

Best 3D Flora and Fauna Model

  • Quality of the 3D flora or fauna model or visualization
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D flora or fauna model or visualization
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

Best 3D Flora and Fauna Portfolio

  • Quality and number of the 3D flora or fauna models or visualizations
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D flora and fauna models or visualizations
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to upload files or only images of my 3D design?

You need to upload files and images of your 3D design in order to participate in the challenge.

I don't want to put my entry model for sale. Do you have any suggestions?

Does earning money from your digital files sounds like a bad idea? Your copyrights are secured. If you are still worried about it then just try to put higher price on it, let's say 300 USD.

I don't want to lose copyrights on my model after it is sold.

There are General, Editorial and Custom licenses for you to choose under which you want to operate. Individuals or companies which bought your model can't use it for commercial purposes if it hasn't been changed. So no worries - you won't loose the copyright.

How can I participate in the challenge?

Design awesome 3D model related to Flora or Fauna and upload it to CGTrader.

What if I put the required tag on my already published 3D model on CGTrader - do you treat it as a valid entry?

No. Only 3D models uploaded in the period from the 29th of May to the 1st of July 2014 will be treated as valid entries.

Do free 3D models participate in the challenge?

Yes, absolutely. Sharing artwork is always appreciated in the community.

Can I enter with 3D models which participated in other challenges elsewhere?

Yes. There are no restrictions on publishing and selling your models elsewhere.

Do price tags play any importance when entries are being judged?

No. But do not forget that the prices are always judged by the customers.

I want to participate in the challenge so I am going to delete my already uploaded models and upload them again to meet the "publishing period" requirement. Can I do that?

No. We are tracking every deleted and uploaded model, so it is useless to drive-through our requirements of the challenge.

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