Hello Everybody. Congratulations to the winners, really awesome work! and thanks again to François Bourdin for the amazing original piece.
Great work by everybody.
As I have been tagged a couple of times I would like to address the comments in this thread and the previous post by Sketchfab staff members.
I personally did not create multiple or fake accounts or spam or message anybody in the community with messages asking to vote , however I did share my design on my professional social media account as I do with any of my work.
I also shared the competition when it started with classmates on my postgraduate course in 3D animation and encouraged them to enter and continue to be motivated and creative while our university is closed due to the current crisis.
I shared my design with them after I had finished , as we often do to motivate and encourage each other. Some already had Sketchfab accounts and others have recently created new accounts, which I am sure they will use in the future, whether this is to post their own artwork or look at others. I am sure that some of them would have voted for me as well.
I apologize that this has contributed to a negative atmosphere with accusations of cheating and vote manipulation. I often share my work with as many people as possible (as this is one way I promote myself and network for my work) but this was never my intention.
While I may not post on this site as much as others, I really love sketchfab and I am always recommending it as a great community and source of inspiration and technical reference for my professional friends/connections and fellow students.