Fantasy Game Weapon Challenge

Fantasy Game Weapon Challenge

It's interesting how different aspects of a game have so much effect on experience and emotions. Let's take weapons, for example. When a character draws his massive sword engraved with golden and crystal ornaments and swings it with all his might so that fire particles spread through the air making enemies tremble in fear, for most of us, the first thought would be "I want that sword". So here is the challenge to get it - Fantasy Game Weapons Challenge!

Here are some ground rules:


Winners will be chosen for the Best Melee Weapon and Best Ranged Weapon 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 Weapon Portfolio as well.


Design rules are simple: models should be designed as fantasy game weapons, in other words - non-traditional, magical or defying physics. Melee weapons can range from ancient type pikes or swords to a more futuristic like Energy Blades or Plasma Swords. Ranged weapons have the same freedom: from bows that can spawn energy arrows to guns that can shoot porcelain gnomes. Mage staffs are also viable and will be counted as ranged weapons.


Our sponsors will have some rewards for completing our quest: subscriptions from Textures.com, licenses from VD-3D, licenses from Cheetah3D, Subscriptions from GameTextures.com, Gift Cards from Daz3D, products from Nevercenter and render fees from GarageFarm.NET.

For you, as modern smiths, the quest is to "forge" the best weapons to fight the forces of evil. The Empire trusts you and wishes you good luck in your endeavor!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2016-07-18 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

-30%
$1.50 off
    Fantasies cross-bow 3D model
     
    $3.50
    $5.00
    -30%
    obj, jas, mtl
    -30%
    $4.50 off
    • Lowpoly
    Fantasy Weapon Pack 3D model
     
    $10.50
    $15.00
    -30%
    obj, mtl
    $5.00
    blend
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    • Lowpoly
    The Red Wedding 3D model
     
    $2.00
    ma, mb
    $5.00
    max,
    $5.00
    max,
    • Lowpoly
    WoodenBow 3D model
     
    Free
    obj, fbx, ma, mb, mtl
    -30%
    $1.50 off
    • Lowpoly
    3D model Fire Shield
     
    $3.50
    $5.00
    -30%
    fbx
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    • PBR
    Hollow Sword 3D model
     
    $2.00
    obj, fbx, mtl
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      3D asset Sword Low Poly
       
      $5.00
      obj, fbx, 3ds, mtl, dae and more
      • Lowpoly
      Sci-fi Sword 3D model game-ready
       
      $7.00
      obj, fbx, stl, c4d, mtl
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      • Lowpoly
      Asept Staff 3D model
       
      $2.00
      obj, mtl, ma, mb
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        robot mecha weapon hd 3D model
         
        $70.00
        3ds, dwg, ige, igs, iges
        • Lowpoly
        Sir Heralds Sword Collection 3D model
         
        $4.00
        blend
        • Lowpoly
        Lightsaber from ROTJ 3D asset
         
        $2.00
        obj, mtl
        -30%
        $1.50 off
        • Lowpoly
        3D asset Steam Punk Plasma Gun
         
        $3.50
        $5.00
        -30%
        obj, ma, mb, blend, mtl and more
        • Lowpoly
        3D model Sword Sniper mix
         
        $5.00
        fbx
        • Lowpoly
        3D asset Fantasy Dagger - Low Poly
         
        $2.00
        blend
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        • Lowpoly
        3D model low-poly tatami shield
         
        $7.00
        obj, fbx, unitypackage, prefab, blend and more
        -30%
        $3.00 off
          Rigged Dark Sword II 3D asset
           
          $7.00
          $10.00
          -30%
          blend

          Awards & Prizes

          There will be 3 winner categories for Fantasy Game Weapon Challenge. Awards will be given for the best 3D CG Model or the visualization uploaded during the challenge period.

          Best Melee Fantasy Weapon

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

          Best Ranged Fantasy Weapon

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

          Best Fantasy Weapons 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
          • Fantasy Game Weapon Challenge will run from the 2nd of May to the 18th of July.
          • When uploading your entry be sure to check "weapon-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 8 or more 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.

          Fantasy Game Weapon Challenge Partners

          VD-3D

          Pixel Station is the specialist of 3D visualization software. Based on its expertise of more than 10 years in high-performance computer physical simulation, rendering simulation both physical and non-physical. We provide our expertise to develop custom and proprietary application, even for specific needs.


          Textures.com

          Textures.com is your source of beautiful textures and backgrounds. We have pictures of wood, metal, bricks, landscapes, sculpting brushes, and many more. You can download up to 15 images for free every day, if you need more or bigger images we offer Premium subscriptions.


          Cheetah3D

          The amazingly powerful 3D modeling, rendering and animation software for Apple Mac OS X.


          GameTextures.com

          GameTextures.com is a massive library of breathtaking ready-to-use PBR Materials and powerful Substances. Helping developers big and small develop the game of their dreams more quickly, and affordably.


          Daz3D

          Create stunning visuals with Daz3D assets. Build professional quality 3D scenes, render high resolution stills and animations.


          Nevercenter/Silo

          Silo is a focused 3D modeling application with the ability to effortlessly switch between organically sculpting high-polygon models and precisely controlling hard-edged surfaces. It can be used for anything from creating 3D characters for video games and movies to quickly exploring 3D architectural ideas.


          GarageFarm.NET

          GarageFarm.NET is a cloud-based render farm that has recently been making its mark in the industry. Their promise is that they can get your renders to completion hassle free and on time. What distinguishes them is their user driven approach and entirely human 24/7 support both of which bring a fresh experience to the market.


          Judging

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

          Best Fantasy Game Weapon 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 'Fantasy Game Weapon' 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 2nd of May to the 18th of July 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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