Real-life objects PBR challenge

Real-life objects PBR challenge

End of February marked the end of the first PBR Challenge organized by CGTrader, and we must say that some really amazing artwork was brought to the competition by our community. You can check the winning entries here. We had over 660 entries, so it seems that you indeed are interested in the trend of PBR!

If you still haven't experimented with Physically Based Rendering (PBR), this new challenge is just right impulse to start doing that. PBR is becoming a real standard in the gaming industry, so to meet the needs of game developers, those interested in that market will likely have to adjust at some point.

This PBR challenge does not have very specific category restrictions, just this time we want to focus on real-life objects objects - furniture, plants, architecture, tools, electronics - just look around your physical environment and get to work. We love the creative 3D artwork you publish on CGTrader, but this time no sci-fi content is allowed. And yes, PBR textures is a must!

Our friends at Quixel, Marmoset, 3D-Coat and Dosch Design are joining in this competition, providing some great prizes, and CGTrader is throwing in a $500 in cash for the winners.

Now, take a deep breath of spring air, get back to modeling and make something that will leave everyone in awe for this competition!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2017-05-28 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

  • Lowpoly
  • PBR
3D asset Game Ready Leather Baseball Glove
 
$20.00
max, obj, fbx, ma, mb and more
-50%
  • PBR
 
$17.50
$35.00
-50%
obj, blend, mtl
Free
blend
  • Lowpoly
SurfBoard 3D model
 
$2.00
max, obj, fbx, 3ds, blend and more
-30%
  • PBR
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic 3d model realtime
 
$9.80
$14.00
-30%
obj, fbx, mtl, tga
  • PBR
Revolver High Poly PBR 3D model
 
Free
obj, fbx, mtl
-30%
  • Lowpoly
3D asset realtime aurora concept car wintage
 
$35.63
$50.90
-30%
max
  • PBR
3D model ABBEECKE - six small square rounded chestnut
 
Free
fbx
  • PBR
ABBEECKE - one big square rounded chestnut bowl 3D
 
Free
fbx
  • PBR
3D model ABBEECKE - one big rectangular rounded chestnut 1
 
Free
fbx
  • PBR
 
$2.00
fbx
-30%
    3D asset Old Boiler
     
    $10.50
    $15.00
    -30%
    fbx
    -30%
      Muscle car on tracks 3D model
       
      $77.00
      $110.00
      -30%
      obj, ige, igs, iges, stp and more
      $10.00
      obj, fbx, 3ds, stl, mtl and more
      • PBR
       
      $2.00
      fbx
      • PBR
       
      $2.00
      fbx
      • PBR
       
      $2.00
      fbx
      • PBR
      3D model SCHALE - one big flat oval chestnut bowl v2
       
      Free
      • PBR
       
      $2.00
      fbx
      • PBR
       
      $2.00
      fbx

      Awards & Prizes

      There will be 2 winner categories for PBR Challenge. Quixel, Marmoset and CGTrader awards will be given for 3 best 3D models uploaded during the challenge period.

      3D-Coat licenses and Dosch Design prizes will be given to 3 best 3D models uploaded during the challenge period that allign with 3D-Coat's voice.

      Best Real-life Objects PBR Challenge Model

      The 1st place will be awarded:

      • Commercial Suite2 License by Quixel
      • Marmoset Toolbag 3 by Marmoset
      • Marmoset Pano Pack (chosen by the winner) by Marmoset
      • $100 by CGTrader

      The 2nd place will be awarded:

      • Indie Suite2 License by Quixel
      • Marmoset Toolbag 3 by Marmoset
      • $75 by CGTrader

      The 3rd place winner will be awarded:

      • Indie SUITE2 License by Quixel
      • Marmoset Toolbag 3 by Marmoset
      • $50 by CGTrader


      Best Peaceful Real-life Objects PBR Challenge Model:

      The 1st place winners will be awarded:

      • Professional License by 3D-Coat
      • 1 texture of your choice from Dosch Design
      • $100 by CGTrader

      The 2nd winner place will be awarded:

      • Professional License by 3D-Coat
      • 1 texture of your choice from Dosch Design
      • $75 by CGTrader

      The 3rd place winner will be awarded:

      • Professional License by 3D-Coat
      • 1 texture of your choice from Dosch Design
      • $50 by CGTrader

      Terms & Conditions

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

      Things you must know

      • Real-life Objects PBR Challenge will run from the 1st of April, 2017 to the 28th of May, 2017.
      • When uploading your entry model, be sure to check the Real-life Objects PBR Challenge checkbox to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
      • Make sure you add the information about PBR Textures were included in the model description. Check an example here.
      • The theme of the challenge is real-life objects, so this time all the crazy sci-fi models do not qualify. Keep all the mysterious characters and sci-fi ships for future challenges, as we will definitely invite you to join such one in the nearest future ;)
      • Only 3D models uploaded in the period from 1st of April, 2017 to the 28th of May, 2017 will be treated as valid entries.
      • Best PBR Models will be judged by Quixel, Marmoset, 3D-Coat, Dosch Design and CGTrader representatives. To be eligible for a 3D-Coat license, the challenge entries must not contradict to 3D-Coat's voice - the model should reflect kindness, compassion and purity, be positive and educational.

      Things you should know

      • More information about prizes and sponsors can be found in "Partners" section.
      • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries. However, uploading your model render as a showcase to the gallery is not prohibited.
      • 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.
      • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D models to CGTrader platform is free of charge.
      • All the entries must be original.
      • 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?

      Partners

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

      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.


      Marmoset

      Marmoset Toolbag is a full-featured real-time rendering, animation, and baking suite, providing artists a powerful and efficient workflow for all stages of production.

      Marmoset Pano packs: Marmoset team traveled thousands of miles to capture the unique color and character of a variety of environments in glorious high dynamic range and high-resolution detail. Easy to load presets coupled with full-resolution HDR data gives you the convenience and flexibility to quickly light your scene in Toolbag, and virtually any other rendering package.


      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.


      Dosch Design

      DOSCH DESIGN offers computer graphics products for 3D design, advertising, print publishing, architectural visualizations, animation, motion design and multimedia presentations.

      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 Marmoset, Quixel, Dosch Design and CGTrader, with each delegating 1 judge to pick the final winners. The judging parts will contain:

      1. Quality of the model
      2. Detail, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
      3. Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com - that includes paying attention to model pictures and detailed descriptions.

      The 3D-Coat License winners will be decided by 3D-Coat and Dosch Design judging team, with CGTrader providing the final winner shortlist. The same judging criterion will hold, but to be eligible for a 3D-Coat license, the 3D models must not contradict to 3D-Coat's voice - the model should reflect kindness, compassion and purity, be positive and educational.

      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 do I know my model is eligible for the PBR Challenge?

      While uploading your 3D Design, click on the PBR Challenge checkbox to mark your model as an entry. Provide the PBR texture details in the model description for it to be eligible entry, and this time the object modeled should be a real life object, so no sci-fi model will qualify.

      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 Royalty Free, Editorial and Custom licenses for you to choose under which you want to operate. Individuals or companies that buy Editorial licensed models can't use it for commercial purposes. If you would like to earn your share of commercialized end product - you can add some specific terms on the model usage. Also, these all types of licenses do not remove your right to sell models in the future or in other shops, so no worries - you won't lose the copyright.

      How can I participate in the challenge?

      Design a great looking photorealistic 3D model for the 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 1st of April, 2017 to the 28th of May, 2017 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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