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In a world of growing urban populations and worsening effects of climate change, we’re inviting artists like you to imagine and create an environmentally sustainable city of tomorrow.
We’re looking for models that creatively take on the urban challenges around water, energy, transportation, agriculture, waste management and sprawl.
Create a model in MasterpieceVR that represents a sustainable concept that matters to you and submit it to our #sustainablecity contest for a chance to win one of several prizes and see your model included in a growing VR city environment.
We’re not looking for scientific or engineering accuracy - it’s all about creative designs!
The contest will last from April 17th to May 29th, and we will be updating the virtual city environment every two weeks with our favourite submitted models. The virtual city will be uploaded to MasterpieceVR as an environment, giving contestants the freedom to explore the city and get inspiration for models they’d like to create.
Let’s imagine a more sustainable city, and build it collaboratively!
- The submitted model must be sculpted entirely in MasterpieceVR and be original work, however coloring, texturing and rendering can be done in another program.
- A contestant can submit as many models as they wish, and may resubmit any of their models with changes at any time during the contest.
- Final model must be:
- Uploaded to Sketchfab (as an FBX so that we can bring colors into Unity);
- Be downloadable;
- Tagged with #sustainablecity & #masterpiecevr;
- Include a story or description in the Sketchfab description box that gives context to the submission and its place in the growing virtual city. This is an important part of the contest and will part of determining winners.
The model may be rendered in any program before being uploading to Sketchfab.
The model can be multiple MasterpieceVR sculpts stictched together in another program like ZBrush (as long as no modeling was done in ZBrush)
The contest is not open to employees of MasterpieceVR, Microsoft, or Samsung.
There will be three Phases where we announce winners and update the city environment. Only models submitted before the deadline of each Phase will be eligible for a prize and to be added to the environment. We will also accept edits and changes to previous submissions in later Phases:
- Phase 1 Deadline is May 1st at 11:59PM EST
- Phase 2 Deadline is May 15 at 11:59PM EST
- Phase 3 Deadline is May 29 at 11:59PM EST
Examples of model types we’re looking for:
Will Fletcher / Mademill
Jeremy Plante / MasterpieceVR
Morgan Morrell-Frewen / MasterpieceVR
Stuart Pitts / Microsoft
Every two weeks (each Phase) the judges will choose several models to add to the #sustainablecity Environment from the submissions, and they will also choose two Winners, one who will receive a cash prize of $1000 USD and one who will receive a 3D Print of their model.
At the end of the contest one model will be chosen to win the Grand Prize of $2000 USD.
Best Concept Prize: This will be judged on the quality of the model, the originality of the design, and how well it executes the sustainablity concept. The description of the model will also influence the decision.
3D Print Prize: This will be judged based on the quality of the model for 3D printing.
Grand Prize: For the Grand Prize we will be choosing from among all the submissions. Artists who can resubmit models from previous Phases with updates (textures, new parts, etc) to increase their chance of winning the Grand Prize of $2000 USD. It will be judged on the quality of the model, the originality of the design, and how well it executes the sustainability concept. The description of the model will also influence the decision.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions outlined here.
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