3D CG Flora and Fauna Challenge Winners Announced!


Inspired by summer, CGTrader launched Flora and Fauna challenge. It was their second challenge about 3D model and render. Now, the result of the much-anticipated challenge finally came out! Surprisingly, not only the challenge theme became a tradition, but also the 1st place winner! That only shows us how loyal, dedicated and concentrated on the specific topics the designers are!

CG Flora and Fauna challenge run from May 29th, 2015, to July 29th, 2015. In these 8 week, CGTrader got 141 entries to the challenge. Designers combined their imagination and creativity with their professional skills of CG. They shows us the amazing work!

Designers’ motivation is incredible prizes sponsored by Rayvision, Happy Digital, Laubwerk, Greyscalegorilla, CG Cookie and Exlevel! Isn't it? Let’s see the attractive prizes:

$1000 render fee by Rayvision

Autograss licenses by Happy Digital

Plants Kits by Laubwerk

Transform tools by Greyscalegorilla

Memberships by CG Cookie

GrowFX licenses from Exlevel

Let's move to the most interesting part and find out who are the best ones! Best Model Category Winner: cgmobile

Winning model: Brown Bear

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1st Runner-up: Dennish2010

Winning model: Wolf

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2nd Runner-up: jhanziwest

Winning model: Flora assets bundle trees and rocks

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Best Portfolio Winner: 3DRTcom

Winning Portfolio: Dinosaur

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1st Runner-up: Modern-mynk

Winning model: Portfolio

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For more information: http://www.cgtrader.com/blog/3d-cg-flora-and-fauna-challenge-winners-announced

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