3D Challenge: Abstract Elements Questions
As of today, we launched a new 3D Challenge: Abstract Elements!
As you can already tell from the name of the challenge, we are looking for high quality, realistic models of various shapes and forms found in nature, graphic design or thought-of by people. Create a flame, cloud or smoke. Design a top-facing 3D flower, an ornate leave or create an ornamental work like filigree. Make a decorative frame for use in a surrealistically designed composition, a water splash or a crystal. Turn a plain geometric shape into a decorative piece of art or shatter glass, creating a pattern of fractured shards.
The theme of the competition is rather broad and many different objects could qualify, but similar to Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies challenges, the technical requirements are pretty specific and should be carefully taken into consideration. These models are intended to work well with the Adobe Dimension CC app, formerly known as Project Felix, and for use in the Adobe Stock 3D collection. To be eligible for this challenge, it is important to review the technical requirements. You can do it in the terms&conditions section, where you can also find some ideas for your work. Also, do not forget to check the do's and don'ts and FAQ sections.
HOWEVER, if you have a question about the challenge and you did not find the answer to it in any of the mentioned places (terms&conditions, do's and don'ts, FAQ sections), this is the place to ask the questions and get answers!
i want ask about how to make smoke,fire and cloud? with particle or polygon ?
Thanks for your reply. What about smoke material should we use fog?
In terms of style are you aiming for something realistic or something graphic/cartoony? Is it open for interpretation?
Is only the category abstract or should the design also be?
It says the standard maya files are accepted, ma/mb. What about Maya LT users? Can we not provide FBX/Obj? Maya LT does not read nor create ma/mb files.
Could you pls provide examples of proper designs, models, references.
Text explanation is not very clear as for me.
Thank you a lot, it is very helpful at least for me)
can we use fumefx?but its not made from poly its made from particle right?
just wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline of the challenge till January 29. The timer is now showing the updated deadline and we will update banners shortly to not have misleading information.
Gina, CGTrader team
Can I post a few models! to participate in this as in the next competition?
I also forgot to ask if you can use the same model for both the portfolio and 3d model to participate in the contest?
Can you please tell me if I can insert a black background in the scene and not white as usual light background?
You can put what ever you want on background but your submission must contain only the model.
I don't understand the single-subject well enough. Is a vehicle a single-subject model? tires, chasis, hood as separate meshes. Can an object made up of separate meshes be single-subject?
Two more questions,
-Can two identical or symmetrical meshes have overlaping uvs?
-If the object is symmetrical; front and back, can I just keep those uvs overlapped?
Hello, why some models do not display the size of the archive with 3D Max (.max) files. There is a dash. Example: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/various/various-models/map-compass In section available formats: 3D Studio Max 2010 (.max) (2 files) and instead of size there is just dash. Why?
Excuse me, when will the winner be announced?
Hello, how long the models are tested for compliance with the requirements. And from what time will the vote be held?
None of my models have yet been displayed in the section "entries".
Hello, I already asked, but they have not answered me yet. Why some models do not display the size of the archive with 3D Max (.max) files. There is a dash. Example: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/various/various-models/map-compass In section available formats: 3D Studio Max 2010 (.max) (2 files) and instead of size there is just dash. And some other my models (participating in the challenge and not) have no info about size of archives. Maybe I did not upload something correctly.
Hello! Excuse me, please tell me why the quality of my work has deteriorated significantly, in terms of quality and saturation of the image, after the publication, the tree does not look the same as on my computer (even pixelization is visible, everything is very strange! With the fact that I posted an image in size - 2500 x 1406 pixels. Tell me please, can this be somehow corrected or at least possible to bring the photo closer?) It looks all just awful ((( Thank you for your understanding! https://www.cgtrader.com/gallery/project/tree
Hey, I try using the chat and email to get in contacts about my model. been almost three weeks. multiples follow up about my model not being approved ( which i got from a vague reply from the chat window) and zero response . Im just upset that after spending personal time on a project for your site and get left in the dark. Seem like here is the only place that get response because is more public?
Hello, https://www.cgtrader.com/challenges/3d-challenge-abstract-elements#section-terms I read rules and not find any conditions about "no procedural materials".
It's not PBR challenge or i'm confusing something. And I change archives with model, i sit model on top of the origin already. I upload corrected model already. But i got a letter with this condition. Why? I need to delete all the archives when upload?
And if I remove every procedural maps (gradient ramp and falloff) I will not be able to achieve the same appearance in the model of crystals. I will not be able to bake falloff map, which depends on the camera's position and geometry.
https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/various/various-models/blue-crystal-67719b2b-258a-4bef-9f0e-adc4248809cc - this is blue crystal. I check my archives (scene, OBJ) and model on top of the origin. And when i got first mail, i change model position in every models.
it's another crystals (with color ramps and falloffs in material slots).
https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/various/various-models/blue-crystal-67719b2b-258a-4bef-9f0e-adc4248809cc - ok, i load fixed model of blue crystal. I hope it's all right now. Only image maps used, and model on top of the origin.
Hey. Tell me please when will announce the winners?
I saw in the section JUDGING in the contest PBR Challenge: Interior Design I understand correctly if I lay out one or two models then I can not participate in the contest?
since at least three models or three portfolios are needed
Excuse me, did my piece of glass go into abstraction competition? - https://www.cgtrader.com/gallery/project/glass-c1e69a17-b0fd-477c-870e-04f0ecd2581a
Hello, tell me please, at what stage of the review my models?
I load models after fixing some problems, but they have not yet appeared in "entries".
Hi! When will the results be known? It has been more than 3 months
Hello Ginvile, nice to know the end is coming near. Are there submission that still need to be reviewed? Have not seen the model I submitted in the entries.
when will the winners be announced? how much longer?
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