“Monster, Myths, and Legends” art contest, although only for entrants in Louisiana, USA. All places should tap into their similarly spooky local folklore at this time of year, bringing it together with local aspiring artists.
As south Italian hill-villages depopulate rapidly, there’s a need to create new types of attractions to bring in tourists and possibly new caretaker residents. The “Observatory Houses” competition seeks young… “designers will have to create a story composed by stars, silences and landscapes. This story will have to include architectural elements designed to create a place beyond compare” for observation of the stars at the hill-village of Roccascalegna. Deadline: 27th July 2017.
Nice idea, but as you can see there’s a tight deadline and also a hefty entry fee. But note that they have a free public 3D model, albeit only in the difficult .DWG CAD format and not quite the same as they one they’re showing in the promo…
However I’ve snagged it before the competition closes and made a basic .OBJ conversion, import-tested in Vue. Three material zones, soil, buildings and roofs, which all take Vue materials nicely.
There’s a new Vue Environment Competition 2017. Over $30,000 of prizes, top judges, deadline 30th September 2017.
Renderosity has launched a new contest to make a fun picture with Masie. Masie is the new semi-toon Poser 11 character, an unofficial flagship character created by the community to take advantage of all the Poser 11 features. For tooning she also comes with… “Base and Makeup Toon Materials and 6 Basic Toon Color Materials”, which have presumably been tested to work well in flat lighting and the Comic Book mode.
Masie has been designed to be really easy for content creators to work with, and they’ve already produced a wealth of free and paid content at Renderosity. There are a variety of introductory Masie Bundles. Neither the default Masie face, nor the three or four morphed Store faces, really grab me — expect for the face used for the vampire promo seen above. But doubtless more are on their way, and it’ll be interesting to see how radically she can be re-shaped. I’m also uncertain if she can take any legacy poses and hair (e.g. V4) without requiring fiddly adjustments, which would make her a lot more appealing as a purchase.
The Masie contest has $175 of Renderosity vouchers as prizes, and the entry deadline is 15th June 2017.
There’s a new e-on software competition, Jungle Book, for Vue users.
Vue users have a new The Force Awakens! Star Wars competition (link has spoilers for the new movie!). Star Wars fan artists should use their 3D skills (and, I guess, Vue) by making new artwork on the theme “The Force Awakens”. However, the rules also say…
“This is a generic Star Wars fan art contest, your artwork doesn’t have to be themed only on the Force Awakens (Episode 7) movie!”
Deadline is Sunday 3rd of January 2016. 1 entry per person. First prize is VUE xStream 2015, PlantFactory Producer 2015, and a 1 year CClub Membership.
NASA’s Mars 3d-Printed Habitat Challenge: the winners and runners up…
The Disney Accelerator opens on 6th July 2015. Ten startup companies from around the world…
“will be selected to gather in the Los Angeles area for three months, to accelerate their ideas and build exciting consumer media and entertainment products.”
Ready to pop your pod? The Hyperloop pod design competition, from SpaceX.
“The space agency is offering up to three awards at a minimum of U.S. $5,000 each.”
3D Sci-Fi Challenge for 3D model makers.
Want to design a cool Mars base for NASA? Make a 3D model in a standard format like .obj, upload to Thingiverse, win your own
trip to Mars desktop 3D printer! Deadline: 12th June 2014.
Renderosity’s Halloween Contest is now open for entries…
“This year’s theme is: Things I’ve learned from watching horror movies.”
Deadline: 15th October 2013.