CG (high & low poly) 3D challenge: SPACE

CG (high & low poly) 3D challenge: SPACE

Have you ever dreamt of flying? Wondered what is it like out there?

Materialize your thoughts and with the help of CG show us how borders of the Earth disappear in a speed of a light-year!

Let’s defy gravity with a new 3D challenge themed Space.

Get crazy modeling with no restrictions on the file format or the polygon count. In this challenge we have two categories (high and low poly) with different prizes. There are also no limits whether the submissions should be sci-fi or realistic objects. The only guideline to start your creativity flowing is the theme of space.

Create anything and everything from spaceships, sci-fi stations, space vehicles and rockets to satellites, asteroids, planets or an astronaut, even an alien! Let your imagination out and show us how stunning 3D can be.

Deadline of the challenge is December 10, 2017, 23:59 GMT.

We have prizes kindly provided by our friends at 3D-Coat, Quixel, Exlevel and FOX RenderFarm as well as Cebas Visual Technology. Please, check the prizes section for more details.

Just a quick note - our friends at Cebas Visual Technology are inviting all designers to download their new finalRender unlimited free trial version and those, who submit models rendered with finalRender will stand a chance to win full license of both finalRender and finalToon (please note that finalRender is 3ds Max specific). Don’t worry if you’re not up to switching renders! Uploading models with your own renderer you will stand to win finalToon for one year.

So, fasten your seat belts because we’re launching in 3... 2... 1....

Join!

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Entries

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

$7.00
obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, mtl and more
$2.80
obj, fbx, 3ds, c4d, stl
$10.00
obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, stl
$8.00
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, mtl and more
$3.50
obj, fbx, 3ds, mtl
$2.80
obj, fbx, 3ds, mtl
$10.00
obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, stl
$2.00
obj, fbx, 3ds, dwg, dxf and more
Free
obj, fbx, 3ds, dwg, dxf and more
$2.00
obj, fbx, 3ds, dwg, dxf and more
$2.10
obj, 3ds, mtl
$69.30
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, stl
$56.00
obj
$56.00
obj
$8.40
obj, fbx, 3ds, c4d, stl and more
$20.00
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, stl
$13.30
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, tbscene and more
$75.00
obj, fbx, 3ds, c4d, stl
$14.00
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, stl
$42.00
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, stl

Awards & Prizes

There will be 2 winner categories for the Space challenge: Low poly and High poly categories. Awards will be given to 3 winners from each category totaling in 6 winning designs.

3D Coat licenses will be given to 3 best 3D Models uploaded during the challenge period. For more details refer to Judging.


BEST HIGH POLY - PHOTOREALISTIC MODEL CATEGORY THAT MEETS 3D-Coat’s voice

1st place

  • Full finalRender with finalToon version for one year (when model submitted with trial finalRender) OR finalToon for one year (when model submitted with other renderer) by Cebas Visual Technology
  • Quixel Suite 2 Freelancer License by Quixel
  • Megascans Freelancer License 6 months + 250 points by Quixel
  • Professional License by 3D-Coat
  • $250 rendering credits by FOX RenderFarm
  • GrowFX individual license by Exlevel

2nd place

  • Full finalRender with finalToon version for one year (when model submitted with trial finalRender) OR finalToon for one year (when model submitted with other renderer) by Cebas Visual Technology
  • Professional License by 3D-Coat
  • Quixel Suite 2 Freelancer License by Quixel
  • Megascans Freelancer License 3 months + 100 points by Quixel
  • $150 rendering credits by FOX RenderFarm
  • GrowFX individual license by Exlevel

3rd place

  • Full finalRender with finalToon version for one year (when model submitted with trial finalRender) OR finalToon for one year (when model submitted with other renderer) by Cebas Visual Technology
  • Professional License by 3D-Coat
  • Quixel Suite 2 Freelancer License by Quixel
  • Megascans Freelancer License 1 month + 50 points by Quixel
  • $100 rendering credits by FOX RenderFarm
  • GrowFX individual license by Exlevel

BEST LOW POLY MODEL CATEGORY

1st place

  • Full finalRender with finalToon version for one year (when model submitted with trial finalRender) OR finalToon for one year (when model submitted with other renderer) by Cebas Visual Technology
  • Quixel Suite 2 Freelancer License by Quixel
  • Megascans Freelancer License 6 months + 250 points by Quixel
  • $250 rendering credits by FOX RenderFarm
  • GrowFX individual license by Exlevel

2nd place

  • Full finalRender with finalToon version for one year (when model submitted with trial finalRender) OR finalToon for one year (when model submitted with other renderer) by Cebas Visual Technology
  • Quixel Suite 2 Freelancer License by Quixel
  • Megascans Freelancer License 3 months + 100 points by Quixel
  • $150 rendering credits by FOX RenderFarm
  • GrowFX individual license by Exlevel

3rd place

  • Full finalRender with finalToon version for one year (when model submitted with trial finalRender) OR finalToon for one year (when model submitted with other renderer) by Cebas Visual Technology
  • Quixel Suite 2 Freelancer License by Quixel
  • Megascans Freelancer License 1 month + 50 points by Quixel
  • $100 rendering credits by FOX RenderFarm
  • GrowFX individual license by Exlevel

Terms & Conditions

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

Things you must know

  • High poly and Low poly challenge of Space will run from the 9th of October to the 10th of December.
  • When uploading your entry model, be sure to check the CG Space challenge checkbox to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
  • Models up to 50,000 polygons will be counted as Low poly and would fall under the that category.
  • Models with 50,000 polygons and more will be counted as high poly and would be considered for that category.
  • Cool renderings are optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.
  • Only 3D models uploaded in the period from the 9th of October to the 10th of December will be treated as valid entries.

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.
  • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
  • You can have as many entry models as you want.
  • Only high poly models that do not contradict 3D-Coat’s voice will qualify for the prize provided by 3D-Coat.
  • 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 challenges@cgtrader.com.

Partners

Below is the information about sponsors and the products that are giveaways for the challenge.

Cebas Visual Technology
Cebas Visual Technology company offers a broad range of proprietary production solutions for VFX studios and visualization design companies, including GPU rendering software for handling large graphic data - their moskitoRender is s the first full-featured GPU renderer for 3ds Max with the least amount of software and creative restrictions of all GPU-only renderers on the market.

Exlevel
Exlevel specializes in 3D graphics and animation. Their goal is to create advanced technologies in three-dimensional modeling to help customers achieve more realistic visual effects and animation. Exlevel is delighted to offer GrowFX - a plant modeling and animation system for Autodesk 3ds Max. Its unique model building tools will help you create creeping plants, entwining scene objects and shearing plants of any shape.

Quixel
Quixel is an industry leader in high-end texturing solutions, specializing in art tools for the Games, Archiviz and VFX industries. After releasing the SUITE in 2013, Quixel tools quickly became the defacto standard for texturing. This SUITE of tools includes DDO, NDO and 3DO.

FOX Renderfarm
FOX RenderFarm is Rayvision’s overseas subsidiary cloud render platform. It is one of the leading online render farms in the industry. Rayvision Inc. is a global technology company specialized in distributed computing and cloud computing services for rendering in entertainment industry.

3D-Coat
3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model. Today 3D-Coat is available to learn at 170+ Universities and schools worldwide.

Judging

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

The Challenge winners will be decided by the judging teams from CGTrader, 3D-Coat, Cebas Visual Technology, Quixel, FOX RenderFarm and Exlevel. The judging parts will contain:

High poly model judging criteria

  • Quality - number one priority!
  • Quality of the model, really!
  • High poly - photorealistic models
  • Models reflect 3D-Coat’s voice - kindness, compassion and purity, are positive and educational
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com - that includes paying attention to model pictures and detailed descriptions

For this category the winners will be decided by all of our partners with CGTrader providing the final winner shortlist. To be eligible for a 3D-Coat license, the 3D models must not contradict to 3D-Coat's voice.

Low poly model judging criteria

  • Quality of the model
  • Quality of the model - just making sure you haven’t missed it
  • For this category 50,000 polygon count is a limit
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com - that includes paying attention to model pictures and detailed descriptions

For this category the winners will be decided by our partners from Cebas Visual Technology, Quixel, FOX RenderFarm and Exlevel with CGTrader providing the final winner shortlist.

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 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 lose the copyright.


How can I participate in the challenge?
Design a great looking 3D model for the challenge and upload it to CGTrader. Don’t forget to mark the challenge checkbox when uploading a model.


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 9th of October to the 10th of December 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