3D Sci-Fi Challenge

3D Sci-Fi Challenge

Tell us what you see when you lift the veil and peek into the dystopian or utopian future worlds. What is your idea of alternative universe and highly altered state of existence? Are there beings out there? What do they look like? What do they do and how do they live? When you step into those parallel planets, does your heart stop due to their colorful beauty or overwhelming fear? Can we take a space lift to travel there? Let the current of questions take you to unimagined places and thrill you with implausible adventures and stories. Ignite the future with a spark of untamed imagination.

We have run a similar challenge last year and have been taken aback by the creativity and effort that went into modeling 3D spaceships, characters, buildings, vehicles, guns and all kinds of concept 3D models (halo 3D models page is a good place for ideas) that intensified the experience of visiting future worlds. In fact, it's rather addictive, so here we are again, asking you to pull the big guns and show us some back to the future stuff (Star wars 3D models, anyone?) that would make this challenge a roaring adventure.

The best visionary proposals will receive awesome prizes: Substance Indie Packs and Substance Painter / Substance Designer licenses by Allegorithmic, interviews in the magazine by 3D Artist Online, $1000 render fee by Rayvision, 1 Year Professional level Clara.io accounts by Clara.io, store credits by Daz3D, Maxwell Render Suite Node Lock and Learning Edition licenses by Nextlimit, credits and promotional features by CGTrader.

Good luck!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2015-04-20 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

Below are the top quality models that were participating in this challenge.

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3D model Scifi-Trooper Lowpoly rigged
 
$31.49
$44.99
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    3D animated Spaceship design sci
     
    $48.30
    $69.00
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      Helmet Kepler-22b 3D asset
       
      $48.30
      $69.00
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        Little Goblin 3D model
         
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          Federation Cargo Military 3D
           
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          Sci-Fi Landscape Construction Kit 3D model
           
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          3D model Alien Beast Lowpoly rigged
           
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          3D model game-ready Alien Lowpoly rigged
           
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          3D model Beastmaster LowPoly rigged
           
          $20.97
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            3D model Holographic Projector
             
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              3D model Phaelon Deep Space Transport
               
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              Sci-fi Character 3D asset
               
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              3D asset Scifi Buggy
               
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                Turret 3D
                 
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                  Diesel generator 3D asset
                   
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                  Sci-Fi Panel 2 - Low Poly 3D model
                   
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                  3D asset Sci-Fi Robot - Mambo
                   
                  $40.00
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                    Sci-fi Rifle 3D model
                     
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                    $79.00
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                    Attack Bot 3D model
                     
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                    3D model Spacecowboy Lowpoly rigged
                     
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                    Sci-Fi Panel 1 - Low Poly 3D asset
                     
                    $3.49
                    $4.99
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                    $7.00
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                      3D SA-3 Goa Rockets
                       
                      $52.50
                      $75.00
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                      Zaydoon Muppet 3D asset
                       
                      $19.87
                      $39.74
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                      max, fbx
                      $50.00
                      fbx
                      $200.00
                      ztl, zbp
                      $50.00
                      fbx
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                      fbx
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                      fbx
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                      fbx
                      $90.00
                      fbx
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                      Mithraeum Votive Altar 3D model
                       
                      $7.00
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                      $9.00
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                      $199.00
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                      Thunderbird 3D asset
                       
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                        Robot 3D model mun-ny
                         
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                        $75.00
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                        low poly forest tree 1 3D asset
                         
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                        grass pack 3D model
                         
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                        $10.00
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                        3D asset VR / AR ready environment Building
                         
                        $11.20
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                        $10.00
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                        3D model Space heavy cruiser
                         
                        $67.20
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                        SciFi Copter 3D model low-poly
                         
                        $2.00
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                        $200.00
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                          point 3D model Circuit breaker
                           
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                            3D Dark Cobra Turbo-5000
                             
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                            Original Sci-fi Submarine 3D model
                             
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                            3D asset tall pine tree
                             
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                                historic mace 3D
                                 
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                                $45.00
                                obj, 3ds, mtl, c4d, vue
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                                Computer 3D asset low-poly
                                 
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                                  Knuckle Bear Toy 3D model
                                   
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                                    3D r2d2 robot
                                     
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                                    Free
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                                    $7.00
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                                    3D asset flower
                                     
                                    Free
                                    c4d
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                                    Battle extraterrestrial cyborg animated 3D asset
                                     
                                    $350.00
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                                    Sci-Fi Floor - Low Poly 3D model
                                     
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                                      3D The Eye
                                       
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                                        3D The Moose
                                         
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                                          3D Strider
                                           
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                                            Spider One 3D
                                             
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                                              Cryo V2 3D
                                               
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                                                R2 D2 obj 3D
                                                 
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                                                  3D model Cryon
                                                   
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                                                  $300.00
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                                                    3D Scorpion King
                                                     
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                                                    $200.00
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                                                      3D model Centaur
                                                       
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                                                      3D asset Futuristic military soldier
                                                       
                                                      $200.00
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                                                      $200.00
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                                                      • Lowpoly
                                                       
                                                      $24.00
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                                                      Free
                                                      obj, fbx, 3ds, mtl, dae
                                                      $200.00
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                                                      3D model Futuristic man from 2040
                                                       
                                                      $200.00
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                                                      Free
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                                                      $7.00
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                                                        3D model Alien
                                                         
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                                                        Fluffy monster toy 3D model
                                                         
                                                        $14.00
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                                                          3D model child1
                                                           
                                                          $7.70
                                                          $11.00
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                                                          3D model Sci Fi Sentry Gun
                                                           
                                                          Free
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                                                          • Lowpoly
                                                          3D model 4GB SCIFY MODULAR CITY KIT
                                                           
                                                          Free
                                                          fbx
                                                          Free
                                                          max
                                                          Free
                                                          obj, mtl, blend
                                                          • Lowpoly
                                                          Futuristic bunker scene 3D asset
                                                           
                                                          Free
                                                          max
                                                          Free
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                                                          Free
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                                                          Human 3D model
                                                           
                                                          Free
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                                                          3D model Girl
                                                           
                                                          Free
                                                          max
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                                                          woodd box 3D asset
                                                           
                                                          $7.00
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                                                          • Lowpoly
                                                          Beautiful vase 3D model
                                                           
                                                          Free
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                                                          Plant in vase 3D asset
                                                           
                                                          Free
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                                                          big dj 3D asset
                                                           
                                                          $7.00
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                                                          3D asset small chair
                                                           
                                                          Free
                                                          blend

                                                          Awards & Prizes

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

                                                          Best 3D CG Sci-Fi Challenge Model and Best Portfolio

                                                          For the 1st place winners
                                                          For the 1st runner-ups
                                                          • Substance Painter or Substance Designer license by Allegorithmic
                                                          • Learning Edition license by Next Limit
                                                          • 1 Year Professional level Clara.io accounts by Clara.io
                                                          • $150 render fee by Rayvision
                                                          • $50 store credits by Daz3D
                                                          • 100 credits by CGTrader
                                                          • Promotional features by CGTrader
                                                          For the 2nd runner-ups
                                                          • Substance Painter or Substance Designer license by Allegorithmic
                                                          • 1 Year Professional level Clara.io accounts by Clara.io
                                                          • $100 render fee by Rayvision
                                                          • $25 store credits by Daz3D
                                                          • 50 credits by CGTrader
                                                          • Promotional features by CGTrader

                                                          Terms & Conditions

                                                          In order to qualify for the prize winnings, you must agree to terms & conditions.

                                                          Things you must know
                                                          • 3D CG Sci-Fi Challenge will run from the 20th of February, 2015, to the 17th of April, 2015.
                                                          • When uploading your entry be sure to check "sci-fi-challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
                                                          • 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.
                                                          • You can have as many entry models as you want. By uploading more than 8 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.
                                                          • We are independent sheriffs of this challenge, so stick to the rules and don't do anything stupid.
                                                          • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop us a line at info@cgtrader.com.

                                                          Judging

                                                          The judging of the challenge is supervised by CGTrader staff. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

                                                          Best 3D CG Sci-Fi Challenge Model

                                                          • Quality of the 3D CG Sci-Fi model
                                                          • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Sci-Fi model
                                                          • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

                                                          Best 3D CG Sci-Fi Challenge Portfolio

                                                          • Quality of the 3D Sci-Fi portfolio
                                                          • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Sci-Fi portfolio
                                                          • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

                                                          Frequently Asked Questions

                                                          Please go through these questions before contacting us

                                                          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? Just try to put higher price on it, let's say 300 USD.


                                                          I don't want to loose 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 for 3D CG Sci-Fi Challenge 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 20th of February to the 17th of April 2015 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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