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The best way to spend time in the spring is improve your skills and make new amazing art for your portfolio. Welcome to the new annual 3D art challenge!

What you need to do: a space rover - vehicle that can explore a ground of planets and survive in dangerous worlds. You can choose any related vehicle, from Sci-Fi off-road rovers with guns and huge wheels to existed NASA projects - we don't limit your creative ideas. Participation in the contest is open to all comers, whose works comply with the rules.

We will pay attention to the visual component of your works, but this is not all that you need to win. The idea of the work is also very important for jury, as well as its presentation, complicacy (both of the model and of the scene) and quality of performance.

The contest is supported by the best companies of the 3D world, and so the prizes are amazing. Also, everyone has an opportunity to receive an additional prizes and win Oculus Rift S - just read additional conditions!

We’re waiting for your works from March 18 to June 3.

Good luck and happy rendering!

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We receive your works from March 18 to June 3 (inclusive). Submissions end at 15:00 (GMT). For your convenience we have set the timer on the page, but don't forget to update it. The competition has one general category.

General rules:

  • 1)

    Create a vehicle, that can explore a ground of planets and survive in dangerous worlds. It can be sci-fi, robotic vehicle,space tank with guns, car, that driven by spacemans or NASA science project - think creative. Add 3D environment, textures. Then create a beautiful 3D rendering of it (or them).

  • 2)

    Your entry must be a 3d rendered image. Environment should be made in 3D; we permit the use of HDRi for sky and some parts of landscape. Works with photo background will not be accepted. No texture/polycount limit.

  • 3)

    The work must not have been previously published anywhere, neither online or offline. It must be original art created by you specifically for the challenge (no existing projects, stock models or concepts made by other artists).

  • 4)

    You have to submit a link to the "Work in process" to prove the authorship. You are free to make WIP on any CG website: ArtStation, CgSociety, Polycount etc. Works without WIP will not be accepted.

  • 5)

    You can submit only one work.

  • 6)

    To win the competition the quality and idea of the work are important. You need to think about the story behind the image. Make sure everything supports your message - composition, lighting, colors etc. Make a greater emotional impact.

  • 7)

    Please, provide your work with a short story and describe the rover.

  • 8)

    Add the link to the competition or name of the competition in one of the image corners.

  • 9)

    Attach one wireframe or clay render at your choice to your work - we will place it below your work.

Demands for your render:

  • 1)

    The render should be at least 1500 pixels wide if the work is horizontal.

  • 2)

    Render size should not exceed 2 mb and should be in .jpg format.

  • 3)

    Work can be in any style you like (low-poly, cartoon, futuristic etc), with using post production. You can use any 3d tools.

  • 4)

    Renders with solid background (one color: black, white etc, test renders, screenshots) and models laid on wallpapers or on photos will not be admitted to take part in the competition. As well as works with adult content: not allowed works with blood, violence, erotic and political topics.

Other possibilities

  • 1)

    The work can be updated during the competition. The only condition - you can not change the idea of the work, or modify it drastically. Only reasonable changes allowed.

  • 2)

    You can correct the description and the list of tools after the work was submitted - just contact us.

  • 3)

    After your work is published on the competition page, you are free to share your work on other websites and social networks.

  • 4)

    You can see previous competitions here and "Hall of fame" here.

After sending the work via the contact form you will receive within one business day a confirmation letter with a link to a page in the competition gallery. If you don't receive the letter, please contact us.

Within one week after the competition ends the jury will determine the winners and we will publish the results. We will estimate the idea of your work, visual component, atmosphere and total amount of the work done.

Waiting eagerly for your work!

Daniele Volpe

Daniele Volpe

General Manager / Producer at Gnomon
Eduard Danilov

Eduard Danilov

Owner of Exlevel and GrowFX main developer
Ralph Huchtemann

Ralph Huchtemann

Owner of RebusFarm GmbH
Tom Grimes

Tom Grimes

Marketing Specialist, Corona Renderer
Jim Thacker

Jim Thacker

Editor, CG Channel
Maciej Ptaszynski

Maciej Ptaszynski

Staff Visualization Specialist at Tesla
Yurii Lebediev

Yurii Lebediev

CG Supervisor and popular 3D blogger
Fabio Allamandri

Fabio Allamandri

Founder & Admin at Treddi.com. The first Italian community about CG
Alessandro Maniscalco

Alessandro Maniscalco

Co-Founder of C4Dzone.com and 3D Generalist
Amina Khan

Amina Khan

Marketing Executive Quixel - Epic Games
Arseniy Korablev

Arseniy Korablev

3D Artist, creator and owner
of Teya Conceptor
Ian Failes

Ian Failes

Editor, beforesandafters.com
Veso Mihaylov

Veso Mihaylov

CG Specialist Chaos Group
Roman Tsapik

Roman Tsapik

Editor in Chief Render.ru
Mark Doeden

Mark Doeden

Co-founder, Marmoset
Kenny Zou

Kenny Zou

Co-Founder of Fox Renderfarm
Kirill Tokarev

Kirill Tokarev

Editor in Chief of 80.lv
Zacharias Reinhardt

Zacharias Reinhardt

3D Artist and Certified Blender Trainer
Alex Beddow

Alex Beddow

ArtStation - 3D Learning Manager
Deuce Bennett

Deuce Bennett

Customer Service Team Lead / Beta Development Team Lead at LightWave3D
Gleb Alexandrov

Gleb Alexandrov

The founder of the Creative Shrimp website
Stefan Kraus

Stefan Kraus

CEO of BiteTheBytes GmbH
Hum3D team

Hum3D team

Lead 3D artists

The First placeThe First place

The Second placeThe Second place

The Third placeThe Third place

Additional Prizes and Achievements

Substance:

Author of a work with the best texturing will get an Oculus Rift S. VR headset.

Oculus Rift
Fox Renderfarm:

$200 for Fox Renderfarm for one artist which thought his work deserves it. Winner will be chosen by the Fox Renderfarm.

Corona Team Choice:

Author of the best render that made with using Corona will get a special prize: 3 month FairSaas license (1 WS + 3 Nodes).

LightWave3D:

Author of the best work that made with using LightWave3D will get full license or upgrades to a new version.

Teya Conceptor:

The most unusual design of a rover will get a version of Teya Conceptor with lifetime license.

OTOY:

Author of the best render that made with using OctaneRender will get 3-year OctaneRender Enterprise All Access + 1000 RNDR (Render Token) Credits.

Chaos:

The best work that made with using V-ray will get 100 Chaos Cloud credits for Chaos cloud rendering service (90 EUR) and a 1-year license for a material library VRscans (380 EUR).

KeyShot:

Get a KeyShot license to use for the contest, email [email protected] with subject line "Hum3D Space Rover Contest". If the winning work is made in KeyShot (regardless of the place), the author's license will be upgraded up to KeyShot Pro.

RebusFarm:

100 RenderPoints for the work chosen by RebusFarm team.

Exlevel:

Exlevel team offers GrowFx license for the best environment on a planetary scale. Deep atmosphere, beautiful clouds, continents, islands, ocean and light. Plants are also welcome.

Marmoset Team Choice:

The fine folks at Marmoset (makers of Toolbag and Hexels) will pick one winner who best displays their Hum3D entry in Marmoset Toolbag (still renders and/or Marmoset Viewer file). The well deserved winner will get $50 Marmoset Shop Gift Card!