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September 20 - December 4, 2023 (UTC+8)

THEME:

Pumpkin Mage

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Welcome to the whimsical world of the Pumpkin Mage where pumpkins take centre stage and magic comes to real. Now, pick up your wand, we invite you to carve this fantastical vision through your artistic talents and 3D rendering skills.

This challenge is free and open to all skill levels. Submit now!

PRIZES:
3 Professional artworks and 3 Student artworks will be selected and awarded!
Besides, the winning artworks will gain a great amount of exposure and publicity.
· Interview with Fox Renderfarm
· Advertisement and promotion on our official website, social media accounts, and newsletters
Render Service Special Offer
Each participant can get a free $50 render coupon!You will receive an email with the coupon code after the results of the competition are announced.
Free Clothing Assets!
Enhance your Pumpkin Mage Challenge entry with Style3D free Halloween clothing assets.

Click to join our Discord to learn more!

prizes-assets
Professional Category
Student Category
1ST PLACE WINNER
Fox Renderfarm $500 Render Coupon
Raysync Large File Transfer 1 year license unlimited transfer volume (SMB version)
Hum3D - $200 credits
iCube R&D Group - MultiScatter, MadCar, CityTraffic license
E-on Software - Annual Enterprise nodelocked license (VUE, PlantFactory & PlantCatalog)
The Gnomon Workshop - one year subscription
Evermotion - one year Hobby subscription
C4Dzone - all Octane packs
RenderHub - $200 gift card
Graswald3d Asset Store - one month subscription
Rizom-Lab - RizomUV free license
InstaLOD - InstaLOD license
Style3D - Atelier+Meta one year free license
CGboost - free course
2ND PLACE WINNER
Fox Renderfarm $300 Render Coupon
Raysync Large File Transfer 1 year license 2TB transfer volume
Hum3D - $100 credits
iCube R&D Group - MultiScatter, SplineLand license
Graswald3d Asset Store - one month subscription
Evermotion - one year Hobby subscription
E-on Software - VUE & PlantFactory Professional annual license
The Gnomon Workshop - 6 months subscription
C4Dzone - all Octane packs
Rizom-Lab - RizomUV free license
RenderHub - $100 gift card
Style3D - Atelier+Meta one year free license
CGboost - free course
3RD PLACE WINNER
Fox Renderfarm $200 Render Coupon
Raysync Large File Transfer 1 year license 2TB transfer volume
Hum3D - $50 credits
iCube R&D Group - MultiScatter license
Graswald3d Asset Store - one month subscription
Evermotion - one year Hobby subscription
E-on Software - PlantCatalog annual license
The Gnomon Workshop - 3 months subscription
C4Dzone - all Octane packs
Rizom-Lab - RizomUV free license
RenderHub - $50 gift card
Style3D - Atelier+Meta one year free license
CGboost - free course
Besides, the winning artworks will gain a great amount of exposure and publicity.
· Interview with Fox Renderfarm
· Advertisement and promotion on our official website, social media accounts, and newsletters
RENDER SERVICE SPECIAL OFFER
Each participant can get a free $50 render coupon!
You will receive an email with the coupon code after the results of the competition are announced.
Free Clothing Assets!
Enhance your Pumpkin Mage Challenge entry with Style3D free Halloween clothing assets. Click to join our Discord to learn more!
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Use this submission form to submit your entry before December 4, 2023.
Also, you can join the Discord community and enter the FGT3D Challenge!
The challenge ends on December 4, 2023 (UTC+8) and the winners will be announced on December 20, 2023 (UTC+8).
RULES:
Your entry must relate to the challenge’s theme (we strongly encourage you to set your imagination free).
Your entry must be a 3D rendered image. Video or 2D or concept art is not accepted, AI-generated images are not accepted.
Your entry can be created by one artist or a group.
You can only submit 1 final render for the competition.
There’s no limitation on styles and the choices of software and plugins.
We do not accept award-winning entries from other 3D challenges.
Minimal use of third party assets is allowed, as long as they are not the main focus of your scene (third party textures and materials are not included in this rule and can be used freely).
Feel free to enhance your rendering.
Images that depict hate, racism, sexism or other discriminatory factors are not allowed.
Works must be submitted before the deadline.
Fox Renderfarm reserves the rights to alter, amend or add these conditions at any time without prior notice.
If you have any problems please contact
SPONSORS:
JUDGES:
Serhii Antropov
Serhii Antropov
Marketing and Community manager Hum3D
Samuel Winter
Samuel Winter
Community Manager at Rizom-Lab
Miho Aoki
Miho Aoki
Associate Professor Computer Art University of Alaska Fairbanks
Frank WANG Yefeng
Frank WANG Yefeng
Media Artist, Assistant Professor, Digital Media Curriculum, Art Department, Rhode Island College
Tom Grimes
Tom Grimes
Product Manager, Chaos Corona
Izzy Kalli
Izzy Kalli
3D Generalist
FAQ:
Do I need to pay any fees to participate in the challenge?
No. FGT3D Challenge is free for everyone.
Do I need to register a Fox Renderfarm account for participating in the challenge?
No. You can participate with or without a Fox Renderfarm account, which will not affect the final result of the challenge.
Does the entry need to be rendered by Fox Renderfarm?
No. You can use any 3D software, renderers, add-ons according to your need.
Can I submit multiple submissions for the challenge?
No. You can only submit 1 final render for the challenge.
Can I share my artwork and WIP online before the challenge is over?
Yes, of course you can.
Do I have the credit of my entry for the challenge?
Yes, the credit of entry goes to its creator. We will add credits on the artwork in all promotion channels, including social media and exclusive interviews.
Professional Category
Student Category
Pumpkin Shooter
© Ako Ghadermarzi
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Pumpkin Shooter

Title: Pumpkin Shooter

Created by Ako Ghadermarzi

Caption:

On Halloween night, the "Pumpkin Shooter" with a lazy pumpkin head and a unique gun protected the town from spooky creatures with enchanted pumpkin seeds. The town's residents slept soundly, Knowing they were safe.

Pumpkin Shooter
Created by: Ako Ghadermarzi
1st Place
What Ako Ghadermarzi says
On Halloween night, the "Pumpkin Shooter" with a lazy pumpkin head and a unique gun protected the town from spooky creatures with enchanted pumpkin seeds. The town's residents slept soundly, Knowing they were safe.
What our jury says
Serhii: This is a very nicely done picture with good colors and an interesting character in action.
Miho Aoki: This is very dynamic, intense and scary! The image looks like it's captured a moment of the pumpkin in action. Colors, lighting and texture are well done, too.
Tom Grimes: Not sure why a mage needs a gun, but the drama and action of this image made it my first choice!
Izzy Kalli: Ako's submission is an excellent demonstration of skill, with a notable depth of field that effectively accentuates the sinister expression on the pumpkin. The inclusion of fire emanating from the pumpkin's eyes and head adds a captivating touch to the overall composition.
The Tales of Uncle Pumpkin
© Andrey Oliver
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The Tales of Uncle Pumpkin

Title: The Tales of Uncle Pumpkin

Created by Andrey Oliver

Caption:

Uncle Pumpkin is a wizard gardener, and this year, he received a new visitor - his little nephew! He wasted no time in showcasing his magic and sorcery. Uncle Pumpkin has the most beautiful plants in the region and can't wait for his nephew to grow up, and become both his apprentice and best friend.

The Tales of Uncle Pumpkin
Created by: Andrey Oliver
2nd Place
What Andrey Oliver says
Uncle Pumpkin is a wizard gardener, and this year, he received a new visitor - his little nephew! He wasted no time in showcasing his magic and sorcery. Uncle Pumpkin has the most beautiful plants in the region and can't wait for his nephew to grow up, and become both his apprentice and best friend.
What our jury says
Frank WANG Yefeng: I think achieving success in this competition hinges on a well-executed character design. For the first price, I appreciate Andrey’s distinctive character design which makes the image look lively. The cinematic composition adds an imaginative layer to the narrative in the image. The placement of props around the character enhances the richness of the overall composition. The practical lighting effects, especially the clever use of pumpkin eyes and candles, are commendable choices. Additionally, the volume light from the moon shines into the scene through the window, adding a touch of enchantment to the overall picture.
Samuel Winter: I love the overall style of this, it’s very unified, as in nothing seems out of place. The colour palette is wonderful, it fits the style really well and ties the scene together. The lighting does a great job of conveying warmth, and is utilised in such a way, as to pick out the details of our main subjects, especially as it’s contrasted with the colder tones of the background. Great stuff!
Izzy Kalli: I appreciate the cohesive visual style of this artwork by Andrey. The clean and stylized aesthetic is maintained consistently, featuring vibrant textures and impressive modeling skills. Noteworthy details, such as the volumetrics enhancing the rim lighting or the attention to hair/fur on the clothing, highlight Andrey's keen creative attention to detail.
Serhii: I love this cartoon style that makes this work stand out from the rest.
Miho Aoki: The room looks like a secret basement room, with vines adding to the magical and mysterious feeling. The glowing lighting and the colors contributed to the mood of the image. I noticed the inside of the character's dress emits a glow, too. That's a cool detail!
Spooky Pumpkin
© Joonho Bang
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Spooky Pumpkin

Title: Spooky Pumpkin

Created by Joonho Bang

Caption:

Ready for Halloween?

Spooky Pumpkin
Created by: Joonho Bang
3rd Place
What Joonho Bang says
Ready for Halloween?
What our jury says
Samuel Winter: The minimal nature of the background works really well here, as it helps draw the eye to the details of the main subject and foreground elements. The material choices for the main character are nice, and offer a stark contrast against the luminant cauldron fumes.
Frank WANG Yefeng: Again, I really like this distinctive character design. The seamless interaction and movement between the character and the foreground objects are remarkably convincing. The skillful depiction of the magical fume spilling out of the container showcases the author's exceptional rendering skills. Furthermore, the captivating color scheme employed in the image contributes to its overall fantastical atmosphere.
Finalists
Professional Category
Student Category
The Pumpkin Man
© Group artwork directed by Pejman Rajabi
Pumpkin
© Daris Mondigo
In the Hall of the Pumpkin Mage
© Wojciech Misztal
Summoning
© Kay John Yim
Pumpkin Night Watch
© Divas Chhetry
Pumpkin Potter
© Banu Ardiansyah
My Crazy Magic Pumpkin Gang
© Susanne Hundseder
Get Ready for a BOO-TIFUL Night of Horror
© Praveen Nayak
The witch and her potions: recipes for all occasions
© Oleksandr Faskevych
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The Pumpkin Man

Title: The Pumpkin Man

Group artwork directed by Pejman Rajabi; Character Modeling © Aida sarabadani; Assets Modeling & Set Dressing © Vahid Golmooradi; Clothes simulation © Nesa Gholipoor; Asset simulation Mahnaz Ghazi; Texturing & Lookdev & Lighting © Pejman Rajabi; Composite © Adel Ashuri; Concept © Billy Christian

Caption:

He is a professional killer on Halloween night. You can meet him in dark forests...!!!

What our jury says:

Tom Grimes: I love the contrast between the suit and umbrella which all seem perfectly normal, and then the scary flaming pumpkin head!

Izzy Kalli: Pejman's submission is visually appealing, with accurately rendered textures complementing the effective use of lighting. However, the overall composition falls short in terms of dynamism. A more dynamic approach could have elevated the piece further, but despite this, it remains an amazing job.

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