Voting is now closed. Nominees will be announced on August 19 and winners revealed at the ZBrush Summit the last weekend of September.
This year marks the first annual ZBrush Awards ceremony. The ZBrush Awards are given to artists that have been nominated by their peers here at ZBrushCentral.com. Every post from the last year (between June 15, 2014 and June 15, 2015) will be eligible for an award!
This is your chance to recognize those artists and projects that have most inspired you throughout the last year. It’s also the perfect excuse to explore: Take some time to scan back through ZBC’s archives from the past year to discover threads and artwork that you might have missed. You may well find something that inspires you to create next year’s winner!
WHEN DOES VOTING TAKE PLACE?
Voting begins Wednesday, July 8th and ends at midnight (PST) on Sunday, August 16th. All voting will be completed on ZBrushCentral and the announcement of nominees for each category will take place on Wednesday, August 19th. The final winners will be revealed at the 2015 ZBrush Summit in a LiveStream that will be broadcast to the entire world!
- To qualify, works must have been posted at ZBrushCentral between June 15th, 2014 and June 15th, 2015.
- Nominations for threads must include a minimum of 6 images.
- ZBrush must have been an essential part of the creation process to qualify.
- For collaborations (including studios), an award will be given to the group/organization as a whole and another award will be given to the individual artist whose work within the collaborative effort receives the most votes.
THE CATEGORIES ARE
IMAGE OF THE YEAR
An individual 2D or 3D image that is outstanding overall. Images must be a finished, complete illustration. No WIP images; only completed images will qualify. Unlike “Sculpt of the Year,” this category is looking at the scene’s models and surroundings, both.
SCULPT OF THE YEAR
An individual image showing a completed sculpt that is outstanding overall. The majority of the sculpt must have been completed in ZBrush. The model does not have to be colored/textured. It can be organic or hard surface. Unlike “Image of the Year,” this category is looking at the quality of the sculpting, alone.
ZBRUSH TO 3D PRINT OF THE YEAR
An award for work completed with ZBrush and then output to 3D Print. Jewelry, toys, collectibles, statues, large sculptures or any other pieces where the ZBrush sculpts were 3D printed are eligible.
TOP ROW POST OF THE YEAR
Tell the world which Top Row images were your favorite! Both Individual and Studio Threads featured in the Top Row are eligible.
STUDIO THREAD OF THE YEAR
Vote for your favorite work from studios (for example, in the film, game, jewelry, toy or collectibles industries). The thread must contain images from work completed within a studio pipeline. The thread must be titled with the studio name and/or project title.
“Studio” is defined as any company working on a designated project.
GAME ART OF THE YEAR
Unlike “Studio Thread of the Year,” this includes individual artists’ threads showing work on a game project. It can also include any collaborative thread for a game title where several artists have posted work in one thread. Game fan art or personal sculpts of any game character do not qualify - the artwork posted must have been used within the game pipeline.
FILM ART OF THE YEAR
Unlike “Studio Thread of the Year,” this category includes individual artists’ threads showing work on a film project. It can also include any collaborative thread for a movie title where several artists have posted work in one thread. Film fan art or personal sculpts of any movie character do not qualify - the artwork must have been used within the film pipeline.
HOW DOES THE VOTING TAKE PLACE?
You must be logged into ZBrushCentral to vote. If you’re not a member, you can register for free.
During the voting period, you will see a Vote icon on the bottom left corner of each image that qualifies at ZBrushCentral. To nominate that image for this year’s ZBrush Awards, simply click the Vote button. A pop-up window will appear with the complete list of categories.
To help explore images from the last year and find your nominees, the banner at the top of the Main Forum has a sorting feature. If you have any issues with sorting, please view the graphic at the bottom of this post.
Please make sure you understand the categories before you vote. Only votes for qualifying images in each category will be counted, so don’t waste your votes with frivolous nominations.
You may only nominate one image per category. However, any single image may be nominated within multiple categories.
If you’ve already cast a vote in a particular category you may nominate a different image by clicking the Vote button for the new image. The new image will replace your previous nomination for the designated category. Your nominations will not actually be “locked in” until the deadline on August 16th.
Only eligible images will display the VOTE button.
Top Row images that are eligible for voting have the VOTE button on the icon as well.
If the Top Row vote button is not available, click “view gallery” to see eligible Top Row images.
Don’t forget to click the “Submit” button to cast your votes!
You can sort through all eligible posts from the last year!
*Pixologic reserves the right to disqualify any nominated post which at its sole discretion Pixologic believes to misrepresent ZBrush usage, fails to meet the specifications for the nominated category or is misleading of how the piece was completed.
All nominees must complete work using a registered copy of ZBrush, whether copy is owned by the individual or a studio. Nominees will be required to submit verification of eligibility.