CG Architecture Challenge

CG Architecture Challenge

Any time you start thinking about moving into that dream house of yours, there are so many questions. The kitchen, living room, style of the house, decorations, there are so much to think and dream about! Well, it's time to make those dreams into a visible reality. We're launching a challenge for you, lovely architects to compete in! Pick out what you're best at, take your time and show us what you want to see in your ideal home. Or just show us the ideal home, for that matter.

Last few architecture challenges were quite delicious (in a great-model-contest way), but they were missing one thing. There was no Architectural Details category winner - well, this time it's up for grabs! We're bringing a little breath of fresh air to the challenges, too! The challenge will take 3 months and we're going to have 3 individual winners in each Architectural category! We also encourage you to indicate the used software in your model descriptions - we'll make sure it's taken into the account at the end of the competition.

It's a good chance to get to know new software, too! Maxwell Render is encouraging trying its software for the competition. All participants interested in obtaining a free license for the duration of the competition, can get one contacting them at: http://bit.ly/WriteUs

Your imagination and talent will be rewarded by our sponsors: Render fee by Ranch Computing, Pro accounts by 3D Wayfinder, Substance Painter and Substance Designer licences by Allegorithmic, Subscriptions by Landscape Architects Network and Colimo+ RealPerception Licenses by MotivaCG. Maxwell Render Suite Node-locked Licenses and Learning Editions by Maxwell Render. To sweeten the deal, we'll also throw in a few free sales.

It's up to you now 3D enthusiasts, bring your A-game!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2016-01-22 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

Free
stl
-30%
    Muuto Unfold Hanging Lamp 3D
     
    $5.60
    $8.00
    -30%
    max
    $16.00
    max
    -40%
      Corvin Castle 3D
       
      $24.18
      $40.30
      -40%
      obj, fbx, ma, mb, mtl
      Free
      max, obj, fbx, mtl
      $20.00
      blend
      -30%
        3D model Modern Black-White-Green Bathroom
         
        $84.00
        $120.00
        -30%
        max
        -30%
          3D model Modern Bedroom bed
           
          $87.50
          $125.00
          -30%
          max
          Free
          max
          -30%
            3D model Column Capital 005
             
            $21.00
            $30.00
            -30%
            max, obj, fbx, stl, mtl
            -30%
              Column Capital 004 3D model
               
              $21.00
              $30.00
              -30%
              max, obj, fbx, mtl, stl
              -30%
                Column Capital 003 3D model
                 
                $17.50
                $25.00
                -30%
                max, obj, fbx, mtl, stl
                -30%
                  Column Capital 002 3D
                   
                  $17.50
                  $25.00
                  -30%
                  max, obj, fbx, stl, mtl
                  Free
                  3dm
                  -30%
                  • Lowpoly
                  Shanty Town Buildings 2 Town Blocks 3D asset
                   
                  $17.49
                  $24.99
                  -30%
                  obj, mtl, pz3, pp2
                  $10.00
                  skp
                  -30%
                    White coffee table in classic style 3D
                     
                    $8.40
                    $12.00
                    -30%
                    max, obj, fbx, 3ds, c4d and more
                    -30%
                      chair Restaurant Interior 002 3D model
                       
                      $69.30
                      $99.00
                      -30%
                      max
                      Free
                      3ds
                      $2.00
                      ma, mb

                      Awards & Prizes

                      There will be 3 individual winners for CG Architecture Challenge Subcategories. Award will be given for the best 3D CG model or visualization uploaded during the challenge period.

                      Best Architectural Interior Model

                      For the 1st place winner of Architectural Interior subcategory
                      For the runner-up of Architectural Interior
                      • $200 render fee by Ranch Computing
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo or RealPerception licence (chosen by the winner) by MotivaCG
                      • Learning Edition by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 3 free sales by CGTrader

                      Best Architectural Exterior Model

                      For the 1st place winner of Architectural Exterior subcategory
                      • $300 render fee Ranch Computing
                      • Choice of Substance Painter or Substance Designer by Allegorithmic
                      • Pro account for 1 year by 3D Wayfinder
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo + RealPerception licenses by MotivaCG
                      • Suite Node-locked licence by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 5 free sales by CGTrader
                      For the runner-up of Architectural Exterior
                      • $200 render fee by Ranch Computing
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo or RealPerception licence (chosen by the winner) by MotivaCG
                      • Learning Edition by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 3 free sales by CGTrader

                      Best Architectural Details Model

                      For the 1st place winner of Architectural Details subcategory
                      • $300 render fee Ranch Computing
                      • Choice of Substance Painter or Substance Designer by Allegorithmic
                      • Pro account for 1 year by 3D Wayfinder
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo + RealPerception licenses by MotivaCG
                      • Suite Node-locked licence by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 5 free sales by CGTrader
                      For the runner-up of Architectural Details
                      • $200 render fee by Ranch Computing
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo or RealPerception licence (chosen by the winner) by MotivaCG
                      • Learning Edition by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 3 free sales by CGTrader

                      Best Architectural portfolio

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

                      For the 1st place winner
                      • $300 render fee Ranch Computing
                      • Choice of Substance Painter or Substance Designer by Allegorithmic
                      • Pro account for 1 year by 3D Wayfinder
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo + RealPerception licenses by MotivaCG
                      • Suite Node-locked licence by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 5 free sales by CGTrader
                      For 1st runner-up
                      • $200 render fee by Ranch Computing
                      • Annual Subscription by Landscape Architects Network
                      • Colimo or RealPerception licence (chosen by the winner) by MotivaCG
                      • Learning Edition by Maxwell Render
                      • Promotional features by CGTrader
                      • 3 free sales by CGTrader

                      Terms & Conditions

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

                      Things you must know
                      • 3D CG 'Architecture' Challenge will run from the 20th of October, 2015, to the 22nd of January, 2016.
                      • When uploading your entry be sure to check "architectural-challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
                      • Cool renderings are optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.
                      • Don't forget to indicate what software was used in the making of the model.
                      • Maxwell Render is encouraging trying its software for the competition. All participants interested in obtaining a free license for the duration of the competition, can get one contacting them at: http://bit.ly/WriteUs
                      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 CG 'Architecture' Challenge Models

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

                      Best CG 'Architecture' 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 'CG Architecture' 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 October 2015 to the 22nd of January 2016 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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