In celebration of the amazing design work done on the Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies challenges, we are happy to announce yet another round of creativity, collaboration and amazing prizes - all coming your way with PBR Challenge: Interior Design. The good news is that this time the technical requirements are less restrictive and are focused on making a perfect PBR model.
For this challenge, we are looking for realistic single object models related to interior design. This includes, but is not limited to, household objects, furnishings and decorations. From a dining room table to a bookshelf; an armchair, sofa or chair to a chandelier or lamp; from cushions, curtains, or vases to architectural elements such as decorative doorknobs or ornate picture frames - think outside the box and show us what 3D can do.
Please pay attention to the fact that we are looking for single object models, and therefore, no scenes or interior sets will be approved.
These models are intended to work well with Adobe Dimension CC, an app that makes it easy for graphic designers to create high-quality, photorealistic 3D images and composite 2D and 3D assets to build products shots, scene visualizations and abstract art. To be eligible and prepare your models in the right way, it is important to review all of the technical and legal requirements. Here are the key ones to consider (for a complete list, please refer to the terms and conditions section).
This challenge is a great opportunity to not only win an amazing prize but to build a model that is perfectly constructed for the design community. By joining this challenge you also have the opportunity to become a contributor to the Adobe Stock 3D marketplace (and earn sales from there). This could be with no additional work on your part since CGTrader will take care of the work for you!
Don’t forget to also review the Legal Guidelines for Adobe Stock Contributors. These are similar to those that you already use for commercially cleared models on CGTrader. In short - we cannot accept any models showing trademarks or containing other non-proprietary content, so if you are submitting a chair, lamp, sofa or other interior design model - make sure that these designs are unique and not copied from real-world objects. Learn more about all of these topics - the theme, the technical and legal guidelines, and the associated Adobe Stock Contributors terms - in the dedicated section.
Also, we advise you to scan this blog post for additional legal information.
Use this opportunity to win cash prizes, subscriptions to different Adobe apps and to become part of the future of 3D content at Adobe. Join now!
For this challenge, we will select six winners in two different categories - one for the best model and one for the best portfolio. These will be judged by the Adobe and CGTrader teams based on how well the asset(s) conform to the technical and legal specifications along with the quality of the model in regards to functionality, versatility and appearance.The three best designs will be awarded the following prizes:
For the best model:
1st place winner:
2nd place winner:
3rd place winner:
In the portfolio category, three winners will be selected using the same criteria above, but instead of looking at a single model, we will be reviewing all of the models submitted by each artist.
The best portfolio winners will be awarded:
1st place: $1,500 USD
2nd place: $1,000 USD
3rd place: $500 USD
In order to qualify for the prize winnings, you must agree to terms & conditions.
OBJ geometry file with BaseColor, Metallic, and Roughness with optional Normal, AO and Opacity maps.
Below is the information about sponsors and the products that are giveaways for the challenge.
Adobe is the global leader in digital media and digital marketing solutions. Adobe’s creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone – from emerging artists to global brands – to bring digital creations to life and deliver immersive, compelling experiences to the right person at the right moment for the best results. In short, Adobe is everywhere, and is striving to change the world through digital experiences.
Adobe Dimension CC, formerly known as Project Felix, is an Adobe app that empowers graphic designers to combine 2D and 3D assets together to create photo-real product shots, scene visualizations and brand concepts. Designers can quickly apply materials to models, add background images, fully light entire scenes and render it without a steep learning curve or complex workflow. Learn more.
Access over 75 million world-class images, graphics, videos, templates, 3D assets, plus our Premium collection—all built right into your favorite Creative Cloud apps by Adobe. Adobe Stock lets your creatives find the perfect image faster with Visual Search powered by Adobe Sensei.
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 and Adobe, with each delegating two judges to pick the final winners. The judging will include:
All the criteria mentioned above apply to portfolio prizes as well. A designer is considered eligible for the portfolio prize when more than two 3D models are submitted for the challenge, meet all the criteria, and are approved by the CGTrader team.
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.
This is PBR challenge, where I can learn more about PBR?
PBR, or Physically Based rendering, is fast becoming a standard in 3D world, so it is worth learning the techniques and workflows. If you want to learn more, we advice to take a look at the following resources:
How do I know my model is eligible for the challenge?
First, when uploading your 3D design, click on the Interior Challenge checkbox to mark your model as an entry. This will inform the CGTrader team that the new submission was received. Since the CGTrader team reviews every model submitted for the challenge, you might get several emails from our team on the status of your model (check your inbox for emails from email@example.com). Once the 3D model goes through the approval process, you will receive email stating that your model has been approved. This congratulations means that your model is eligible and is now competing for the prizes. You will then be able to also see your model in the Entries section of 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? For the CGTrader marketplace, try to put a higher price on it, let's say 300 USD. For Adobe Stock, the pricing tiers vary and might change over time, but your model would not be priced lower than $19.99 on Adobe Stock.
I don't want to lose the copyright on my model after it is sold.
With both CGTrader and Adobe Stock, you continue to retain the copyright to your model.For licensing on the CGTrader site, there are Royalty Free, Editorial and Custom licenses for you to choose from. Individuals or companies that buy editorial licensed models can't use these for commercial purposes. If you would like to earn your share of a commercialized end product - you can add some specific terms on the model usage on the CGTrader site.
By entering this challenge you also accept that the model will be sold on Adobe Stock for commercial use, which means you cannot submit models with an Editorial License or Custom License for the challenge. Please read the terms and conditions to see what entering the challenge entails and so that you understand the expectations around removing the asset. This includes not deleting eligible assets from CGTrader or Adobe Stock for 6 months after the challenge end date.
How can I participate in the challenge?
Design a great looking photorealistic 3D model meeting all of the technical requirements for the challenge and upload the asset 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 January 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018 will be treated as valid entries.
Do free 3D models participate in the challenge?
Yes, absolutely. Sharing artwork is always appreciated in the community although the model may be revenue generating if added to the Adobe Stock collection.
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 models that are deleted and re-uploaded will not be considered eligible.