CGTrader is now running a new 3D Challenge: Abstract Elements with a prize pool of 6000 USD in cash and additional 1500 USD in subscriptions. All you need to do is to create high quality, realistic 3D models of various shapes and forms found in nature, graphic design or thought-of by people. Not sure where to start? 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. Put your imagination to work and show us how stunning and interesting 3D can be even when working on simpler objects!
If you already have some models fitting the theme, you are even one step closer – just check the technical requirements for the challenge and adjust your models. There are some technical aspects such as formats accepted to keep in mind as well as some more general rules regarding presentation of model and IP rights. You can check them out in the FAQ, terms and conditions section or in this blog post. Just look carefully through all of them and get to work!
Though technical rules are quite specific, we do also have a visual guide for you to better understand what is behind every rule (and even some tricks on where to find functions within Maya or 3ds Max). And if that is not enough still, keep in mind that our team gives feedback on every single asset (if there is something that needs to be corrected), so this challenge is also a great learning experience and a chance to get some expert comments.
It is not only an opportunity to improve skills, develop creativity and put your work in front of the eyes of vast audiences of both CGTrader and Adobe Stock, but also to win great monetary prizes. Six designers, considered as the best ones in model and portfolio categories, will be awarded from 500$ to 1500$ in cash and additional subscriptions.
There is still lots of time, as you can submit your models until the 5th of January, 2018. Don’t miss your chance - join the designing party!
More information: https://www.cgtrader.com/challenges/3d-challenge-abstract-elements