CG Low-Poly Challenge

CG Low-Poly Challenge

It's been a while since we've had our last Low Poly Challenge - this of course means, that it is time for another one!

Since we're getting used to challenges with a bit more detailed requirements, let's set some ground rules for this one:


Winners will be chosen for Best Character and Best Environment models - each category will have a winner and a runner-up. Models must be Low Poly (Up to 50,000 Polygons). There will be two winners for the Best Portfolio as well.

We have quite a few sponsors for this challenge - the prizes include Render fees by FoxRenderfarm, Quixel Suite licenses, ShaderMap licenses, Texture kits by Greyscalegorilla, BonyFace 3.2 Animation systems, Topogun licenses and full versions of Pixplant 3 by PixPlant.

We will pick one extra winner for Character and Environment that is made with a Cinema 4D - so if you need Broadcast or Visualize version by Maxon, keep it in mind when you make your entry!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2016-05-02 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

  • Rigged
Hunting wolves 3D model
 
$150.00
blend
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    Angels 3D asset
     
    $5.00
    max
    • Lowpoly
    indian interir 3D asset
     
    $15.00
    ma, mb
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      stone pillar 3D
       
      $2.00
      skp
      -30%
      $4.50 off
        Bus Station transit 3D
         
        $10.50
        $15.00
        -30%
        max, obj, fbx, 3ds, dxf and more
        Free
        obj, mtl
        Free
        obj, mtl
        -50%
        $24.98 off
        • Lowpoly
        14 Low Poly Male Character Collection 3D asset low-poly
         
        $24.98
        $49.95
        -50%
        obj, fbx, mtl, ztl, zbp and more
        -50%
        $9.98 off
        • Lowpoly
        Coat over Shoulder Man Posing Low Poly 3D model
         
        $9.98
        $19.95
        -50%
        obj, fbx, mtl, dae, stl and more
        -50%
        $9.98 off
        • Lowpoly
        3D model VR / AR ready Man Waiting Low Poly
         
        $9.98
        $19.95
        -50%
        obj, fbx, mtl, dxf, stl and more
        -50%
        $9.98 off
        • Lowpoly
        3D asset Man in Coat Posed Low Poly
         
        $9.98
        $19.95
        -50%
        obj, fbx, mtl, dxf, dae and more
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        • Lowpoly
        • PBR
        3D asset MAT-49 SMG
         
        $10.80
        max, obj, fbx, mtl
        $150.00
        ma, mb
        $7.00
        max, obj, fbx, mtl
        Free
        obj, mtl
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        • Lowpoly
        • PBR
        3D model VR / AR ready Grand Rock Motel
         
        $30.00
        obj, fbx, blend, mtl, uasset
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          3D asset realtime Monster Low-Poly
           
          $2.00
          obj, fbx, 3ds, blend, mtl and more
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            3D asset puma-1
             
            $5.00
            max
            -30%
            $1.50 off
              Paint Brushes Package 3D
               
              $3.50
              $5.00
              -30%
              obj, 3ds, c4d, mtl
              $7.00
              max, obj, fbx, mtl

              Awards & Prizes

              There will be 3 winner categories for CG Low-Poly Challenge. Awards will be given for the best 3D CG Model or the visualization uploaded during the challenge period.

              Best CG Low-Poly Model - Character

              For the 1st place winner of Character category
              For the runner-up of Character category
              For the Cinema 4D-created winner of Character category
              • Broadcast or Visualize (chosen by the winner) and a set of goodies by Maxon

              Best CG Low-Poly Model - Environment

              For the 1st place winner of Environment category
              For the runner-up of Environment category
              For the Cinema 4D-created winner of Environment category
              • Broadcast or Visualize (chosen by the winner) and a set of goodies by Maxon

              Best CG Low-Poly Portfolio

              For the 1st place winner of portfolio category
              For the runner-up of portfolio category

              Terms & Conditions

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

              Things you must know
              • 3D CG 'Low-Poly' Challenge will run from the 22nd of February, 2016, to the 2nd of May, 2016.
              • When uploading your entry be sure to check "low-poly-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.
              • 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. By uploading more than 8 entry models you are eligible to enter Portfolio category too.
              • 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.

              Partners

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

              Low-Poly Challenge Partners

              PixPlant

              PixPlant is a smart texturing app with the best tools to quickly transform a photo into seamless repeating textures and 3D maps. PixPlant includes a smart texturing engine and 3D map editors.


              Topogun

              TopoGun is a stand-alone resurfacing, and maps baking application. The resurfacing functions in TopoGun will help you modify and/or recreate the edgeflow of your digital 3D models.


              Scriptattack

              BonyFace is a complex facial animation system, was written on MAXScript, works in 3ds max 2008 and above.It consists of tools for rigging, skinning and animating facial expressions on 3D-Faces with ease and flexibilitySince it's a script, the user can freely share the BonyFace rigged character with another professional NOT having BonyFace,anyone can load and render the scene with BonyFace-objects without having BonyFace installed like any common 3ds max scene.


              Greyscalegorilla

              Greyscalegorilla is an active community and resource for training and tools for creative types. Greyscalegorilla offers easy-to-follow tutorials and training that show you way more than just what buttons to push.


              ShaderMap

              ShaderMap™ creates and converts rendering textures to different formats. It can also bake maps from 3D models. Easily tweak settings and preview changes in real-time.


              Quixel

              Quixel is an industry leading provider of tools and services for graphics artists. Quixel is all about bringing artistry and speed back to next gen workflows. Whether you work in films, games or archiviz, do hyper realistic or stylized art, the Quixel SUITE is tailored to significantly boost your workflow.


              FoxRenderfarm

              FoxRenderFarm 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.


              Judging

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

              Best CG Low-Poly Challenge Models

              • Quality of the model
              • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
              • 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 Low-Poly' 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 22nd of February 2015 to the 2nd of May 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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