Challenges

Are you ready for a design challenge? Check the current themed competitions and model a car, house, city, animal or anything else we see trending. Upload your new best selling 3D models and win prizes!
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3D Printing Kids Challenge

3D Printing Kids Challenge

3D Printing Kids Challenge: Learn, Dream, Create

If your brain is bubbling with ideas, you have a flair for technology and have the guts to go head to head with other young geniuses like yourself, take this challenge and see your inventions come to life.

Do you see ways how to improve the school life, home and leisure time using 3D models for printing? Have you developed an inspiring toy concept or come up with a brilliant invention for everyday problems? Then go ahead and design it. The easiest way to develop a truly inventive idea for your project is to find something that causes trouble, a daily problem that gets people frustrated, something that requires a creative approach – then put your mind to it and offer a 3D printing-inspired solution.

We will welcome a wide range of good quality 3D printable models from juniors aged 14 & under.

Let your imagination roam free – learn, dream, create!

Ended on 2014-10-20
3D Printed Bicycle Accessories Challenge

3D Printed Bicycle Accessories Challenge

Cars are so last season. The world is changing - with the climate change threatening the survival of human beings and gas costs skyrocketing, a record number of people are opting for a much healthier and cheaper commute - cycling. There are billions of bikes produced every year, which basically means one thing - they are mainstream. FlyKly, the main sponsor of this challenge, is just the right example to illustrate cyclists’ devotion to finding the smoothest and smartest way to travel.

“Cycling is a great solution to commute in the city, escape the traffic, save the environment and be part of the community. FlyKly is dedicated to making bicycle friendly cities and improving the way we travel from A to Z in the fastest, smoothest and smartest way possible. With this challenge, FlyKly would like to encourage designers to design innovative 3d printing models for urban cycling that will be available instantly to 3D print and fun to use in order to make the urban cycling fun, safe and smart,” - says Niko Klansek, Founder of FlyKly.

3D printing is here to help us take advantage of mass personalization by offering cyclists the opportunity to customize their urban beasts. 3D Printed Bicycle Accessories Challenge is an opportunity for you to tap into this huge and still growing market. Cyclists take their gear very seriously, so if you can offer them relevant, and (more importantly) better products than the ones that already exist in the marketplace, you can be sure to grow some loyal clientele.

What does it take to turn a standard bike into a street-killer? Just about everything you can think of: valve caps, mirrors, wall mounts, bottle holders, mud guards or handlebar grips… Take a good look at a bike and go reinvent it. Please.

Ended on 2014-10-15
3D Printed Jewellery Challenge

3D Printed Jewellery Challenge

When it comes to 3D-printed jewellery, the new technology is redefining our notion of what is possible. We know the current trends and they’re exciting, but what could really blow everyone’s minds is peeking into the future and bringing those visions to life through 3D printing.

3D printing is said to be completely transforming jewellery industry, but we need a proof. This time we want you to give the fashion world a little shake...

In a society where everyone's striving to stand out, custom products can certainly be the ace in your pocket. Jewellery is an essential part of a stylish look and it’s such a broad range of products, too! Everything from rings, earrings and pendants to headwear or belt buckles is 3d print design.

Can you think of a time when you wanted to purchase a unique piece of jewellery, but couldn't find one that you really liked? Wrong colour, size or a too mainstream design? Sure you can, we've all been there. That's what we're talking about. The 3D Printable Jewellery challenge is all about the eye-catching, memorable jewellery designs and 3D models for printing that are created to impress and match your 3d clothes.

Do us a favour and dazzle us with your creativity.

* Copyrights of the picture published on a banner belong to Yvonne van Zummeren - Dyvsign

Ended on 2014-09-08
3D Sports Challenge

3D Sports Challenge

3D Sports Challenge: Better Harder Faster Stronger

Whether you’re actively engaged in sports or love spending your evenings watching sport games in your living room (or maybe you’re exceptionally good at inventing new sports?), we are super pleased to announce the new and exciting 3D CG modelling challenge. Take a deep breath and start brainstorming your ideas to produce the most interesting sport-related 3D models and win some amazing prizes sponsored by Maxon, V-Ray, Digital Tutors, Verold and Flare3D.

With the football World Cup holding the world in its grips, it’s the perfect time to express your support for your favourite team, player or coach. Not a fan of football? That’s good too. We invite you to create free 3d game models of any sport – real or soon-to-be-real – and get cracking! There are no rules in the fantasy world, so don’t be shy and show everyone why they should be excited about YOUR imaginary sport!

Ended on 2014-08-06
Home 3D Printing Challenge

Home 3D Printing Challenge

You are probably well aware that 3D printing is breaking into new territories every day. This time we’re occupying the most important area of all – your home! And every other home around the world. It’s time to really show everyone what can be done with a 3D printer. Why bother going shopping for homeware products, if you can print them at home? We invite you to push the limits of your creativity and design 3D printable items that would be handy at home, which is basically everything from door knobs and picture frames to cutlery sets and bathroom furniture – there are no bad ideas.

Creating a cosy and beautiful home has never been easier. Can’t find a flower pot to fit your windowsill? Print one. Need a custom-made toolbox to hold all your screwdrivers? Print one. A lid of your kettle got broken? Print a new one. It’s okay if you feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of choices that this challenge provides – creative chaos is an artist’s best friend and we’re positive you’ll come back with mind-blowing 3D printable items.

Although it is a very exciting challenge, we don’t expect you to work for free 3D people! Among other fantastic prizes, we have an assembled TAZ 4 3D printer from LulzBot to give away and plenty of cash. You get the idea, now start creating!

Ended on 2014-07-14
Flora & Fauna 3D Modeling Challenge

Flora & Fauna 3D Modeling Challenge

Have you read a book called “The Island of Doctor Moreau”? It is a science fiction novel about a crazy doctor who creates human-like beings from animals like dogs or lions via vivisection in a secret island. Well, we do not suggest you to do that, not at all. We have something simpler, yet as exciting for you. We have a new interface, so, obviously, we need some plants e.g. roses and animals to inhabit it - any venom 3d model will be truly appreciated. Behold, it is the new challenge of a redesigned CGTrader. Show us your knowledge on flora and fauna - create the most incredible 3D models of live creatures - you can even create your own 3D dog model or any kind of tree 3d models. The authors of the best models and portfolios will be awarded with stocks for their “laboratories” of world creation. We have LightWave and ChronoSculpt licenses from NewTek LightWave as well as handy stuff from Subburb, VIZPARK, Video Copilot and Itoo Software prepared for the winners. All you need to do is to come up with a great premium or free 3D model of animal or plant and take those prizes. Come on, do it! Create tree trunk, banana 3d model and don't forget your bear 3d model! We know, you can.

Ended on 2014-07-04
3D Landmark Challenge

3D Landmark Challenge

Stop The Moment!

When was the last time when you took a photo of a nice landmark? There are a lot of worldwide famous tourist attractions around the planet. Machu Pikchu, Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge - there are so many amazing places in this “3rd rock from the sun” that it would be so absurd to name them all. Of course, there are a lot of less known or even unknown places which are as beautiful and astonishing as those mentioned before. You can also create various sculptures, statues or various points of interest.

A photo camera is not the only gadget which could be used to stop the moment in picture. Computer can be also used to do that. How come? By designing downloadble 3D models of landmarks, of course! That is right, if you are a 3D landmarks modeling professional, it is your chance create something astonishing!

There are great prizes waiting for the authors of the best models and portfolio - MAXON's Cinema 4D Visualize - the full 3D modeling, rendering and animation package for architects, product designers and visualizers, rendering monster KeyShot from Luxion, some mouses from 3Dconnexion and many more. So, everything you need to do is a 3D model of an impressive landmark. It could even be a non-existing place. Or you can simply choose one of the best known sightseeing places. Feel free to take us on a tour around the world.

Ended on 2014-05-11
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