We had a lively debate on our forum on the format of the 3D Scanning Thursday this week. As a result, we've decided to try out a new approach.
The biggest change is the timing: we'll now announce the new topic on Friday and give you until Thursday to submit your entry. As many participants explained, they needed more time and adding a full weekend would help.
There was also concensus about picking the winner by public vote: it's too easy to cast multiple votes and as such, the winner might not always be the best made or most artistic entry. We've decided to let the winner of our previous round pick the next winner. We will ask them to write a few lines about why they feel this is this week's best work. The winner will be announced on Friday too.
Finally, we'll put create a Community Calendar on the forum that will list all upcoming events and community activities.
With all that said, here's the first announcement of the New & Improved 3DST
Welcome to 3D Scanning Thursday (3DST)!
Hey, nice of you to join us! The 3DST is a weekly community challenge for 3D Scanning enthusiasts. Participating is about fun and honor, although we do offer a modest prize.
How do I participate?
We pick a new topic every week and you enter by creating a 3D scan using any tool you like (here's a list of 3D scanning apps that you could use). The topic for this week is New & Improved! Don't take it too literally, just let the topic be your inspiration for this week.
After uploading, tag your work with the 3DST35 tag so everyone can view the contest gallery. For extra fun, post your entry below (just write down the URL in a reply).
The submission deadline is Thursday before midnight.
What can I win?
3D Hubs is sponsoring the 3DST with a $25 3D printing coupon. Thanks guys!
Cool, anything else?
We only have a few additional rules:
- You can submit as many entries as you like.
- Entries scanned before theme announcement are not ok.
That's about it! If you have any questions, let me know. Otherwise, have a great weekend and enjoy creating your 3D scans!