[ENDED] Sketchfab Modeling Challenge: Robot

We’ve teamed up with challenge prize provider Sony Electronics Inc. on this robot modeling challenge, which aims to take your artistic talent and technical skill to their limits. We want to see robots that are innovative, futuristic, and unique.

Full rules and prize details can be found in the challenge announcement:


Bit of a bummer that it’s restricted to US/Canada as it is a pretty nice theme for a modelling challenge, good luck to anyone participating though, hoping to still see cool stuff!


I already asked this in discord but I was very excited: If I am not in the country, someone else can count for me. a friend who is in my house or someone in my family counts to be able to participate in the contest. and finally, multiple robot designs (inputs) can be submitted.

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@Rafael_Vieira We’ll hope you’ll participate in one of our future challenges. :slight_smile:

@unitedspacenation231 You (not family or friends, unfortunately) must reside in the US or Canada in order to enter the competition. Sketchfab 3D Robot Modeling Challenge Contest Official Rules – Robot Modeling Challenge

Can’t wait for new robot challenge without territorial boundaries :grinning:


same here, was initially excited about the contest only to discover I can’t enter.

maybe only email those who are eligible next time?

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Our next challenges will definitely be worldwide again :+1:

The location limits for this challenge were stipulated by the prize provider.

A fair point!

The email was a ‘regular’ community newsletter sent out to the whole community and included other news as well.

Not everyone adds location data to their profile but I have shared your feedback with the team here.

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Feeling sad too as not elligible to enter, though I can understand since the prizes include real (non-digital) things.

A bit of suggestion, considering not all users share their country/location, adding something like “[US only]” in the header/title could be easy solution to help inform the reader beforehand. :slightly_smiling_face:

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A good suggestion, thanks!

We’ll remember for the future but do not currently intend to run more region locked challenges :+1:

I read this in the rules and had a question about this:

All submitted materials become the property of Promoter and will not be returned to entrant (collectively “Submissions”).

If my model will become the property of Sony, should I not be making the final entry free to download?

I should probably turn downloadable off I presume…
Yea hmmm… you guys should write that in the rules up top somewhere. lol
I think it conflicts with Sketchfab’s free model license.

As noted on Discord, we’ve removed that line from the rules. :slight_smile:

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If I’m understanding the last post on the discord forum correctly, winners should be announced by tomorrow, correct?
I was just reading over the rules again, and it says that they would be listed by the 30th. Obviously there’s some overlap there, but it got me wondering…

lol “May 30th”.

In the front page rules though, it says today. We’ll see what happens.

It’s today! The winners are announced today! :tada::confetti_ball::trophy:

And the winners are...

First Place: Reap the Whirlwind by @toomanydemons

“Quality of the object and animation really stands out.” - Nick

“Wow that’s an aggressive one :slight_smile: I had to play it at 0.1x speed to fully appreciate just how many animated parts this one has :ok_hand: - Bart (@bartv)

“Such power, very boxing! It was great watching this entry develop over the course of the challenge - there are lots of great details and the animation breathes life into this mechanical beast.” - Tom (@nebulousflynn)

“Super strong all around!” - Avtandil (@avic)

“This entry knocks it out of the park. It’s brilliantly constructed with great textures and solid presentation. Nicely done.” - Abby (@abbyec)

Runner-up: Roo-Bot by Phil Rivera

“Clever design, and I liked the amount of detail to explore :+1: - Bart (@bartv)

“Very creative idea.” - Nick

"I like the story and I like the concept. Execution is top-notch and overall it’s a well-rounded work. " - Avtandil (@avic)

Runner-up: Sony Robot Challenge - Lucky Cat Chop House by @joshopel

“Great models and animation, and good use of the Sketchfab viewer capabilities. I’m impressed by the subtle sound design too.” - Bart (@bartv)

“I love this practical take on a futuristic robot serving street food, the atmospheric scene looks great and takes good advantage of Sketchfab’s 3D settings.” - Tom (@nebulousflynn)

“I like the animation and mood of the scene. The low poly approach worked well and audio elements are good.” - Avtandil (@avic)



Thanks for such a great contest you guys. I loved this one. One of my best models so far.

Congrats to everyone! :rocket:

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