July 12th, 2013
It Was Made Real: Meet The Winners of 3D Printing Competition!
Almost two months ago we invited you to make it real and prepare your 3D models for being printed. Actually, we threw a great challenge for you. But you clearly made it real. We know, that you were waiting for this moment for two weeks already, anxiously asking us about the winners. Actually, we have been waiting for it also. Finally, finally! We have results of 3D Printing Competition! Are you ready to find your name among the winners?
In fact it was a quite unusual competition for our community, because on our behalf we narrowed potential participants by adding a simple word - 3D Printable. But it was not a problem. We still got a lot of unusual, unique, interesting and original 3D printable models. To be honest, I have never expected 3D designers to be so creative and have such a good taste in the 3D printable art.
So...Would you like to have a milkshake? Print out a simple mixer in your own kitchen and simply make it. Do you want to save some money producing your own electricity? Print out the hand cracked power generator.
There were 251 3D printable model that met the given standard and took a part in a competition. Among them we found a dozen of sculptures, jewelry, busts, fractals, DNA chains, simple things for daily use and even a surf board. Guys, you are simply awesome.
We are quite sure that participants have already scrolled down to know the best ones of the 3D printing competition. So, we finally stop torturing you and share the results.
Best 3D Printable Model
The Winner of The Best 3D Printable Model: Traveler: Head by CHEE
The artist has uploaded the whole series of Traveler 3D printable models, giving them different codenames. It is pure sci-fi, resembling all the Hollywood movies about the aliens and space colonization.
Why is it the best? Because it perfectly matches the requirements, it is new, conceptual, original and well-modeled. What more does an awesome model need? Congrats, Chee! Get your Ultimaker, print it out and send a picture to us!
It is remarkably functional, catching and convincing. The author has already printed it out and it seems to be working properly. The rotor spins upwards to 4000rpms and produces about 40 volts, with no load. So, we are honoured to support the genius.
2nd Runner-up in The Best 3D Printable Model Category: Zombie Hunter by Ola Sundberg
No 3D model competition could pass without the mystical creatures, vampires, zombies and their hunters.
Ola Sundberg, who is an amazingly talented character artist, provided a highly realistic, atmospheric, well-done and comic bust of Zombie Hunter. Compliments for the most intense and realistic 3D printable character!
Best 3D Printable Portfolio
Winner of The Best 3D Printable Model Portfolio: SamAbbottDesign
We keep repeating that simplicity hides the genius. Here we have a proof. 3D designer Sam Abbott Design has bribed the jury with his objects that are simple, but delicately modeled to the smallest parts.
To be straight, he won for the most versatile collection and intricate details in all of the 30 models submitted. They vary from original rings to iPhone 5 covers, espresso cups and a skateboard deck. He says, do you want some coffee? We just could not say no.
So, now he will have his very own 3D printer from Ultimaker. Please, let us know, when you start 3D printing dishes. And send one to our office. Deal?
1st Runner-up in The Best 3D Portfolio Category: Othar
Vive la Othar! This 3D artwork shows that women inspire the artist a lot. His entry collection is full of different women types. They are warriors, lovers, sorceresses and attractants.
Othar is a highly skillful 3D artist, so could not slip unnoticed by the jury. All have agreed that his designs are outstanding, they meet the standard and are friendly to any 3D printer. Congrats!
2nd Runner-up in The Best 3D Printable Model Category: Jeremie Brunet
Fractals are kind of magical. Jeremie Brunet has proved that he knows how to deal with them. He creates fragile form, combines complex ornaments and aesthetics together. 3D printing technology will help the fractal art enter the mainstream.
Stunning designs have amazed the jury. We are already thinking about having such a cute piece of art in our office. Do not stop, Jeremie, you have mad skills!
Special thanks to the 3D Printing Competition's sponsors.
Thanks to all of you! Keep creating. Keep rendering, because new challenges are coming ahead! For the end there is a comic quote by Charlie Sheen (no offense): "Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh." - Charlie Sheen
Tell us what you think!