CG Aliens in Space Challenge

CG Aliens in Space Challenge

Is there life on Mars or are we alone in the entire universe? There are thousands of UFO stories and aliens being spotted around the world every day... are all of them pure lies? And what about the future? Will those creatures (if they exist?!) live among us and become part of our society?

These questions have been tackled in various sci-fi movies, games and books about alien attacks and invasions. However, fantasy films aren't the only factors making us doubt our fact-based reality. "I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," says NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan and - you will agree - he is pretty convincing. Or at least a little bit more realistic.

Inspired by the numerous sources of alien-focused discussions, we got curious to know how CG designers imagine aliens and interpret this challenge theme. Its title indicates what we're looking for: show us fictional creatures from the planets existing in space (or inside your head, for that matter), design their spaceships or other spacecraft helping them to travel from one planet to another, and construct their living environment in 3D. Let's inject some 3D fantasies into this alien story.

Surprise us and our sponsors Cheetah3D, LightWave 3D Group and RebusFarm by creating totally new worlds with living yet undiscovered creatures!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2015-10-06 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

-30%
$2.70 off
    3D model Alien Reptile 1 - Material d
     
    $6.30
    $9.00
    -30%
    obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, mtl and more
    -30%
    $2.10 off
      steam punk woman 3D
       
      $4.90
      $7.00
      -30%
      ztl, zbp
      -30%
      $2.10 off
        3D the old man
         
        $4.90
        $7.00
        -30%
        ztl, zbp
        -30%
        $2.10 off
          uncle superman 3D
           
          $4.90
          $7.00
          -30%
          ztl, zbp
          -30%
          $2.70 off
            3D model Alien Reptile 1 - Material c
             
            $6.30
            $9.00
            -30%
            obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, dae and more
            -30%
            $2.10 off
              3D model miniature Pirate
               
              $4.90
              $7.00
              -30%
              obj, ztl, zbp, mtl
              -30%
              $2.10 off
                3D The great devourer
                 
                $4.90
                $7.00
                -30%
                obj, ztl, zbp, mtl
                -30%
                $2.70 off
                • Lowpoly
                3D model Alien Reptile 1 - Material b
                 
                $6.30
                $9.00
                -30%
                obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, mtl and more
                -30%
                $2.70 off
                • Lowpoly
                3D model Alien Reptile 1 - Material a
                 
                $6.30
                $9.00
                -30%
                obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, mtl and more
                -30%
                $12.00 off
                  3D model Rugs collection
                   
                  $28.00
                  $40.00
                  -30%
                  max
                  -70%
                  $41.26 off
                  • Rigged
                  • Animated
                  • Lowpoly
                  animated realtime 3DRT - Warbots Mechanoids
                   
                  $17.68
                  $58.94
                  -70%
                  max, fbx, dae, ma, mb and more
                  -70%
                  $69.30 off
                  • Rigged
                  • Animated
                  • Lowpoly
                  3DRT - Toonpets aliens2 animated VR / AR ready
                   
                  $29.70
                  $99.00
                  -70%
                  max, fbx, dts, b3d, ma and more
                  -70%
                  $13.30 off
                  • Rigged
                  • Animated
                  • Lowpoly
                  animated 3DRT - Mech Crawlers Pack
                   
                  $5.70
                  $19.00
                  -70%
                  max, fbx, 3ds, ms3d, w3d and more

                  Awards & Prizes

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

                  Best 'Aliens in Space' Model

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

                  For the 1st place winner
                  For the 1st runner-up
                  For the 2nd runner-up

                  Best 'Aliens in Space' portfolio

                  The award will be given for the best 3D CG models or visualizations uploaded during the challenge period.

                  For the 1st place winner

                  Terms & Conditions

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

                  Things you must know
                  • 3D CG 'Aliens in Space' Challenge will run from the 30th of July, 2015, to the 6th of October, 2015.
                  • When uploading your entry be sure to check "space-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 'Aliens in Space' Challenge Model

                  • Quality of the model
                  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
                  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

                  Best 3D 'Aliens in Space' Portfolio

                  • Quality of the portfolio
                  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 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 'Aliens in Space' 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 30th of July to the 6th of October 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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