The judges have cast their votes! And it was a particularly difficult decision, with 126 entries and 69 finished entries at the end, one of our most popular contests yet. With the incredible volume of high quality entries, the judges needed a week to fairly judge them all and we do apologize for the prolonged anticipation; however, we are confident that the extra time allowed the judges to thoughtfully look through the entries and decide. The behind-the-scenes on the forums is all the proof needed that a snap judgement could not be made for this contest.
This contest was particularly exciting due to the opportunity for 3 winners in each category: Static or Animated scenes, 6 winners all together!
Each judge commented on his favorite entry – just scroll down to read them. To refresh your memory, here’s who we had on board:
- Wesley Allsbrook, artist at Oculus Story Studio.
- Eugene Chung, Founder & CEO at Penrose Studios.
- Will Mason, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief at UploadVR.
- Ghislain Girardot (Cremuss) – winner of our World of Warcraft: Legion Fan Art contest.
And the awards go to..
3rd prize, static scenes: Batman Begins – Glen Fox by glenatron
Glenatron wins a $40 Movie snack box, $60 Netflix Gift Card, $60 Six months of Sketchfab Pro, a Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewers and a Sketchfab T-Shirt.
3rd prize, animated scenes: Harry Potter – Hogwarts great hall by JER3D
JER3D wins a $40 Movie snack box, $60 Netflix Gift Card, $60 Six months of Sketchfab Pro, a Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewers and a Sketchfab T-Shirt.
2nd prize, static scenes: Song Of The Sea – The great Seanchai scene by tam.lik
The vibe in this scene is so cool, I feel I’m a child again. The whole piece is really good looking, with nicely modelled and textures props and stylized characters. The composition has a great deal of depth and strong focus points which makes you feel like you’re being told a story. A great tribute to a cool animated movie for a nice VR experience.
Will Mason writes:
Great scene building
Tam.lik wins a $200 LCD Movie projector, $90 Netflix Gift Card, $60 Six months of Sketchfab Pro, 2 Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewers and a Sketchfab T-Shirt.
2nd prize, animated scenes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Kyan0s
Choosing to do a such iconic scene from such a great movie is a win in itself. But to do it with stylized characters that nicely modelled with an animation that long and that detailed is so incredibly challenging that all I can give is a 10 out of 10. This perfectly represent the spirit of the contest.
Kyan0s wins a $200 LCD Movie projector, $90 Netflix Gift Card, $60 Six months of Sketchfab Pro, 2 Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewers and a Sketchfab T-Shirt.
1st prize, static scenes: The Secret of NIMH – The Great Owl by paulsrage
With such a great sense of scale and depth, viewing this scene in VR is awesome. Its composition and storytelling push the viewing experience to a next level with characters radiating with unique presence. Models, lighting and a perfect art direction with beautiful stylized textures do great honour to an iconic and cool animated movie. Top notch!
Wesley Allsbrook comments:
Good choice of scene structure/ aesthetics / attention to textural detail
Paulsrage wins a $599 Oculus Rift, $150 Netflix Credit, $120 A Year of Sketchfab Pro, a Sketchfab Hoodie and 3 Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewers.
1st prize, animated scenes: Spirited Away – Sea Railway by fongoose
Although minimalist, this entry let you take place in a world so full of magic that you just want to sit there in that train and wait for a while with your VR headset on. The passing water and wobbling handles are mesmerizing. Very immersive and beautifully modelled and textured, it does great honour to a movie everybody should have seen.
Will Mason comments:
Great animation, nice tribute
Wesley Allsbrook says:
Fongoose wins a $599 Oculus Rift, $150 Netflix Credit, $120 A Year of Sketchfab Pro, a Sketchfab Hoodie and 3 Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewers.
All winners will be contacted by email.
Congratulations to our all winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated. You all took home an award in our eyes 🙂