Star Wars Contest - The Winners are Here!

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The Force was strong with this contest! Not only did we see 78 artists participate, but their Work in Progress threads on our forum were buzzing! Everyone was helping each other with great feedback and we had many, many people just following the entire progress. It was an awesome learning experience all around.

In the end, 36 artists submitted their final work – one of our best contests yet!

And then it was up to us and our fantastic crew of judges to make the final selection of winners: 3 winners in each category (Annotated or Animated), and one Grand Winner.

Each judge commented on his favorite entry – just scroll down to read them. To refresh your memory, here’s who we had on board:

You can also browse the tag galleries for this contest to see ALL the entries, including those that didn’t make it: #starwars-2015-still and #starwars-2015-animation.

Enjoy!

3rd Prize, Annotations Feel the Force by ayhankin

A very last minute entry, excellently executed. And while it didn’t match the content requirements 100%, we were very impressed by ayhankin’s modeling and texturing skills! He captured Yoda perfectly.

 

Ayhankin wins a $50 Amazon voucher, a Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewer and 3 Months of Sketchfab PRO ($45 value).

3rd Prize, Animations: The Deliverance of Binks by jamesculley

Adam Bromell, PolyCount:

A lovely little scene brought to life with nice, subtle animations.

 

jamesculley wins a $50 Amazon voucher, a Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewer and 3 Months of Sketchfab PRO ($45 value).

2nd Prize, Annotations: Journey through the planet core by romainrevert

Jim Thacker, CGChannel:

It isn’t the most obvious setting from the Star Wars universe to choose, but what appealed to me about this scene is how cleverly constructed it is. The choice of lighting and camera positions make the experience of flicking through the annotations as close to cinematic storytelling as you’re likely to get in a static model. It’s only when you zoom out that you realise how small the environment actually is. Good things really do come in small packages.

 

romainrevert wins a $100 Amazon voucher, a Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewer and 3 Months of Sketchfab PRO ($45 value).*

2nd Prize, Animations: Star Wars Contest 2015, by Nikolay_Tsys

Jim Thacker, CG Channel:

Alas, poor Jar Jar. Whatever did he do to insipire such loathing? Lovely character animation, though.

 

Nikolay_Tsys wins a $100 Amazon voucher, a Sketchfab Cardboard VR Viewer and 3 Months of Sketchfab PRO ($45 value).*

1st Prize, Annotations: Naaaaw! by elbriga

Adam Bromell, PolyCount:

Love the use of voxels to bring this scene to life in a brand new style.

 

elbriga wins a Sphero BB-8 remote-controled droid, a Sketchfab T-shirt and 6 Months of Sketchfab PRO ($90 value).

1st Prize, Animations: The Battle of Endor by Deca

Leonard Teo, ArtStation:

Captured a key moment in the series really well!

Germain Lussier, io9.com:

Amazing detail, told a full story and had lots of star wars iconography all together in one.

Chris Taylor, Mashable:

A spectacular, detailed rendering of an iconic scene.

 

Deca wins a Sphero BB-8 remote-controled droid, a Sketchfab T-shirt and 6 Months of Sketchfab PRO ($90 value).

Grand Winner: The Holographic Princess Leia by Kyan0s

Leonard Teo, ArtStation:

Tells the story really well. Sets the scene with establishing shots, then goes into house for more. Great work.

Chris Taylor, Mashable:

A unique style, beautifully rendered

 

Kyan0s pockets an Oculus Rift (to be sent as soon as it becomes available), a BB8-8 remote controlled droid, a Sketchfab Hoodie and 12 Months of Sketchfab PRO!

Congratulations to our winners, and a HUGE thanks for everyone who participated. You were all awesome 🙂

About the author

Bart Veldhuizen

Head of Community at Sketchfab. 3D Scanning enthusiast and Blenderhead. Running BlenderNation in my spare time.


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