Sketchfab Store Modelling Challenge: Low Poly Furniture & Home

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The saying goes ‘there’s no place like home!’ and that’s certainly true of this month’s Store Seller exclusive challenge. We’re focussing on another top-selling category, Furniture & Home, with a twist – everything in a low poly and/or hand painted style.

Inspiration for this challenge is all around you and the uses for 3D models of home furnishings are endless – interactive games, VR + AR, 2D renders, props for animations etc.

N.B. This challenge requires that you are already set up as a seller on the Sketchfab Store – to find out more and apply to become a seller, check out this article.

Think about creating a set of models for a specific or generic use case. Here are some ideas:

  • All the furniture for a generic house or home
  • A mega-pack of lamps and light fittings
  • All the furniture and fixtures for a themed space e.g. an office, a hotel, a hospital, an expensive mansion, a modern penthouse, a castle etc.

TL;DR: create a low poly 3D model – or better yet several models to make a pack – for the Home & Furniture category . Upload it to the Sketchfab Store, set the price, category, and tag it #StoreFurnitureChallenge.

Some inspiration from the Store:

Advice

  • Think modular, think generic. Create 3D models that work as a set and can be used as building blocks that a designer can use and re-use to build up a scene from scratch.
  • Think optimization. Try to limit each model to one material/texture or even consider having several modular pieces shared one material using texture atlases.
  • Consistent style. Stay consistent and think about how your models could work with other sets and packs a buyer might be considering to use.
  • Take inspiration from your surroundings. Break down your environment into all the little details that combine to make a real space.

Judges

The prizes:

  • Promotional posts for your work on the Sketchfab, Twitter & Instagram
  • A $100 Sketchfab sponsored boost for a post about your work on Facebook, targeting known buyer audiences.
  • 3 months of Sketchfab PRO

Rules

  • This challenge covers both modeling and texturing: create an architectural asset using your favourite tools. Any technique goes! You can use sculpting, box modeling, voxels – you name it! We’ll be looking for the most visually interesting models.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #StoreFurnitureChallenge.
  • Share what you’re planning to create on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • Submission deadline is Monday, July 16 (23:59 New York time – EST)
  • Winners will be announced Friday, July 20

About the author

Thomas Flynn

Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab.
Co-founder of museuminabox.org


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