Contest Updates


(Bart) #1

Week 1

24 hours after launching our contest, we already had 150 people working on their entries for Medieval Fantasy. And just a week later we're now at 220, making this the largest contest ever on Sketchfab! I guess the combination of the topic and those amazing prizes works eh :slight_smile:

Here's a random selection of work that has been posted so far - it's a great combination of concept art and early 3D designs in different topics:

Please take a minute to read the contest FAQ - we update it almost daily, and it's well worth keeping an eye on. If you have a question that's not answered, just post a reply in the FAQ topic and we'll come to your rescue!


(Bart) #2

(Bart) #3

Week 2

We have 240 knights, dragon fighters, innkeepers and castle guards participating now! Keeping track of the contest FAQ and all other conversations is almost a full time job :slight_smile:

(Not participating yet? Read all about the Sketchfab & Mozilla Medieval Fantasy contest here!)

Once again, here's a quick selection of work that caught our eye this week:

Medieval Fantasy Cardboard update

We're in the middle of designing the cardboard VR viewer and expect we can present it to you next week. As a reminder, we're sending one hundred of those to the first participants who have shown some actual progress on their WIP topic (so just posting your idea or a first rough sketch doesn't qualify you). We still have some left, and if you've been posting regular updates but didn't get an invitation yet, just ping @bartv on your WIP topic and I'll come check it out!

Use of color palettes

Please remember that your entry needs to match the design guidelines we published in the contest announcement - work in a 'low poly' style, and match the look and feel of the scenes we provided as examples.

Michael Klimenko put together this useful palette image that may come in helpful:

Questions?

Again, if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the FAQ topic and we'll come to your rescue!

You have two weeks left, good luck :slight_smile:


(Bart) #4

Medieval Fantasy Update #3

As we're entering the final week of the Medieval Fantasy contest, it's time to make sure everyone has the details of their submissions in order. So please read this update carefully - it contains important information.

Important information on preparing your submission

  1. Publish the fully composed scene that leverages all your assets and tag it with #MedievalFantasyScene. (check this tag gallery to make sure your entry shows up).
  2. Publish each asset as a downloadable file (remember, the Mozilla people are going to pick and choose from our contest’s results for their own contest later this year). Make them available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution license (“CC-BY”) - select the 'Attribution' license type in the model properties. Tag with #MedievalFantasyAssets (again, check this tag gallery make sure your work is there. Do NOT tag individual entries with #MedievalFantasyScene too as this will mess up our contest gallery.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 1 (23:59 New York time – EST)

Tip: Entry presentation

We really liked the way Zorg741 presented his entry - as a collection that contains the 'full scene' as the first model and all the individual assets next. This won't be part of our judging, but we recommend you do the same. Just add the full scene last to make it show up first in your collection.

Awesome idea @Zorg741!

Cardboard VR Viewers

The designs of the Medieval Fantasy cardboard viewer are now finished and have gone to the printer! 100 Artists have requested one, so we're all out, sorry! We'll let everyone know when we start shipping them.

Good luck!

That's it for now, we're all holding our breath to see the those final entries. Next week is going to be awesome :slight_smile:

Remember, if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the FAQ topic and we'll come to your rescue!

Good luck, and may the best one win!


Contest - Gothic Style Fantasy
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Medieval Fantasy Update #4 (and Final!)


(Looking good!)

One last reminder that Wednesday, November 1st at 23:59 (EST) is the deadline!

Quick Reminders

  1. Publish the fully composed scene that leverages all your assets and tag it with #MedievalFantasyScene. (check this tag gallery to make sure your entry shows up).
  2. Publish each asset as a downloadable file (remember, the Mozilla people are going to pick and choose from our contest’s results for their own contest later this year). Make them available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution license (“CC-BY”) - select the 'Attribution' license type in the model properties. Tag with #MedievalFantasyAssets (again, check this tag gallery make sure your work is there. Do NOT tag individual entries with #MedievalFantasyScene too as this will mess up our contest gallery.
  3. Ideally, put all your works (final scene and all the individual assets) together in a collection. No marks against you if you don't, but it looks nice!

Remember, if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the FAQ topic and we'll answer as fast as we can!

Onward! :crossed_swords: