Another challenge has come to an end. This time, the 3D Challenge with the theme of Space organized by CGTrader ran from the 9th October 2017 till 10th December 2017 and has attracted artists from all over the world to submit original space-themed designs in low (models up to 50,000 polygons) and high (models with more than 50,000 polygons) poly categories. The end of the challenge means the start of the extremely difficult models’ evaluation process due to huge participation from the artists. A total of 240 high-quality models were submitted ranging from planets, asteroids, aliens, rockets, satellites to space stations have been evaluated and dozens of discussion were made! Most models in this challenge are ready for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), games and other real-time apps.

Judging panels from Fox Renderfarm, CGTrader, 3D-Coat, Cebas Visual Technology, Quixel, and Exlevel worked together to decide the Challenge winners. The judging criteria for both categories were quality of the model (the most IMPORTANT criteria), as well as uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model.
Well, there are only just six places for the winners. So, fasten your seatbelts and let’s look at the winner's list!

Low Poly Category

Winner: “4 Spaceship Set” by triplebrick

Description: A set of 4 highly detailed spaceships for interstellar fleet with PBR metal/smoothness workflow, 4k textures, small ships have one material, large ships two materials and details can be removed on the larger ships. Prize: $250 rendering credits by Fox Renderfarm

1st Runner Up: “Scout Space-ship RS-1” by Antonio112661

Description: High quality Scout space-ship RS-1 model which could be used in any game. This asset is optimized and hand tweaked. The textures tuned for Physically-Based Rendering. 16688 polygon count. Prize: $150 rendering credits by Fox Renderfarm

2nd Runner Up: “Lambro Robot” by furqaan

Description: The model is based on transformers look due to the robot is made of lamborghini parts and engine. Prize: $100 rendering credits by Fox Renderfarm

High Poly Category

Winner: “Space Pursuit MFP Disc Driver” 3D model by eccemania

Description: The artist’s own vision from a spaceship pursuit with one back tyre and hover engine. Works without driver, the MFP Disc Driver has a programmable memory. Drive with rechargeable power cell and hover system, VROOOM!!! Prize: $250 rendering credits by Fox Renderfarm

1st Runner Up: “PBR Detailed Robot” by jackfurneri1984

Description: The model has been created with Autodesk Maya (version 2016) - Textured and polypainted in Substance Painter 2 and rendered with different render engines (Arnold by Solid Angle and Marmoset Toolbag 3 package). There are 20557 faces, 21467 vertices, all pieces can be separated from each other (legs, gears, hands, etc..) with unwrapped UVs with no overlapping. Prize: $150 rendering credits by Fox Renderfarm

2nd Runner Up: “Icarus Orbital – Space Station” 3D model by shaun

Description: The Icarus space station model is a huge and detailed orbital station which is packed full of details and character. This space station is Intricately designed by Shaun T. Williams BA for practical usage and design within its role as an orbital space station for habitat and re-supply. The station boasts a variety of details such as antennas and radio equipment, docking bays, airlocks and many other features which make it perfect for detailed close-up shots with well-optimized model and is 2,255,400 Tris / 1,112,114 Polys. Prize: $100 rendering credits by Fox Renderfarm Fox Renderfarm is proud to be the official render farm sponsor for this 3D Challenge: SPACE. The challenge is co-jointly sponsored by Fox Renderfarm, 3D-Coat, Quixel, Exlevel and Cebas Visual Technology. p/s: Shhh! Fox Renderfarm will be launching Fox’s Got Talent in the near future with lots of attractive prizes waiting for everyone to grab! So, stay tuned!

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