Microsoft 3D Builder Test Model Challenge

Microsoft 3D Builder Test Model Challenge

CGTrader has teamed up with Microsoft to bring you something spectacular!

Microsoft are preloading the 3D Builder printing app with Windows 10. They are looking for 3D models specifically designed for testing and benchmarking 3D printers that will help users check the results for accuracy and deviations. For the best entries they are giving incredible prizes, including a Surface Pro 3! So, get ready - it will be swift and intense, but totally worth it!

You are given only a few short weeks to show what you are capable of and who knows, maybe your model will be preloaded on Windows 10! The kind of 3D print designs you want to make depends entirely on you, just make sure it is visually appealing and attractive. The most important part: don’t forget to look through the technical features mentioned in the 'judging' section as only those models which match the requirements will have a chance to be selected.

Do your best and become part of something that will touch many!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2015-05-31 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

$3.00
stl
Free
stl
$3.00
stl
$3.00
stl
$3.00
stl
$3.00
stl
$3.00
stl
$3.00
stl
-30%
    Soma cube puzzle game 3D printable model
     
    $17.50
    $25.00
    -30%
    stl, ma, mb, fbx
    $3.00
    stl
    $3.00
    stl
    $3.00
    stl
    Free
    stl, stp
    Free
    stl, obj, 3ds, fbx, mtl and more
    Free
    stl, obj, blend, mtl
    Free
    stl, obj, fbx, mtl, 3ds
    Free
    stp
    -40%
      brilliant grid 0189 3D printable model
       
      $3.00
      $5.00
      -40%
      stl, obj, ma, mb, mtl and more
      $30.00
      stl, ma, mb, fbx
      Free
      stl, obj, mtl, 3ds, fbx

      Awards & Prizes

      Best model category will have one winner and two runner-ups.

      Best Model

      For the 1st place winner
      • Surface Pro 3 by Microsoft (Approximate Retail Value, US$799)
      • Winning model preloaded with 3D Builder app on Windows 10 by Microsoft
      • 5 free sales by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader
      For the 1st runner-up
      • Band Health and Fitness Tracker by Microsoft (Approximate Retail Value, US$199)
      • 3 free sales by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader
      For the 2nd runner-up
      • One Year of Office 365 Home by Microsoft (Approximate Retail Value, US$99)
      • 2 free sales by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader

      *Sponsor reserves the right to provide a prize of equal or greater value in the event the prize is unavailable in the winner’s country of residence for any reason.

      Terms & Conditions

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

      Things you must know
      • Microsoft 3D Builder Test Model Challenge will run from the 15th of May, 2015, to the 1st of June, 2015.
      • When uploading your entry be sure to check "builder-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 must agree to by entering

      • By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
      • By entering you agree to release and hold harmless CGTrader, Microsoft (Sponsor), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest, or any prize won
      • By entering you agree to grant the Sponsor an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Contest; and (ii) feature your entry and all content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Contest (including but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of the Contest entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed)
      • By accepting a prize you agree to grant Sponsor an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to feature your entry in Sponsor Products including 3D Builder. Even though the Sponsor reserves these rights they are not obligated to feature your entry in any content or product.
      • By accepting a prize you must agree to sign any documentation required for Sponsor to make use of the rights you granted above.
      • By entering you understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules.

      Things you should know

      • The winning model should have the license, which lets Microsoft company to use it in 3D Builder library.
      • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene might be used by sponsors for marketing (non commercial!) purposes.
      • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries
      • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
      • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D printer models to CGTrader platform is free of charge.
      • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
      • Employees and relatives of CGTrader 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:

      Winners will be chosen following the requirements below

      Best Model

      • Quality of the model
      • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
      • As small a print volume as possible for maximum speed of printing
      • Model at 1:1 scale intended for print
      • High enough polygon resolution as to appear smooth without smoothed normals
      • Smooth overhanging features (less than 45 degrees) and smoothly sloped surfaces to reveal layer steps
      • Flat horizontal planar features to test layer bridging over auto-generated infill
      • Large and small horizontal holes to test 3d printer bridging
      • Hollow areas and thin walls. Walls modeled at 1mm thick are ideal to test gapping between thin walls
      • Embossed surface details to test 3D printer resolution. Details could range from 2mm to 0.1mm tall/thick. Including embossed details on the bottom of the model will test for any first layer squashing
      • Internal mechanism/moving part to test printer clearances between separating pieces. (0.2mm is a good gap distance between parts intended to move separately from one another.)

      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.

      How can I participate in the challenge?

      Design awesome model matching all the requirements, upload it to CGTrader and use a tag "builder-challenge".

      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 15th of May to the 31st of May 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.

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