That's right! EDIT - got some new entries up already! Wow! keep them coming guys/gals!
EDIT 2 - DAZ, poser, etc entries count too!!
Date running: Oct 21st - Dec 21st 11:59 pm EST
This contest is for 3D artists, or even beginners looking to try out. Some free software you can use for this contest are as follows: Blender, Wings 3D, Rhino, Lightwave, etc if you do not presently have a 3D modeling software.
Your theme 3D artists: the contest has to do with what the differences of the 3 digital 3D categories are and you must create a piece of 3D art, can be anything at all, as long as it fits within the 3 categories "restrictions". These categories reflect the DA categories here and I will outline them below.
You are free to enter as many entries as you want but they must be submitted to the contest gallery here -> www.deviantart.com/contests/20…
you can also find it under Contest - 2013 - 3Differences
You may choose one category your 3D piece applies too. You can create as many 3D pieces as you like, but each image entry must relate to only "one" category and that must be outlined in the artist description.Category 1 - Fanart - 3 Dimensional category:
The 3D piece must fall under the parameters of what classifies art as "fan -art". There are no poly restrictions/etc on these 3D pieces, but you must model someone else's pre existing work. It can be anything: my little pony, avatar, borderlands, harry potter, whatever! As long as the content you are modeling is copyrighted by someone else. You must give credit to them in your artist description of your entry. It can also be artists work on DA but that artist must be given credit and must be asked permission first. Category 2 - Digital art - 3 Dimensional category:
This must be 100% original work. (This can include pre-paid models, free models, etc as long as credit is given if needed and the scene/image is still done by you. 100% original that you're not stealing someone else's work, or using models you don't have permission to use, etc) You cannot 3D model someone else's work (ie: seeing a 2d character on deviant art and modeling it, you need proper permission first!), and majority of the content must be made by you (can include composition, lighting, pose, scene, etc if models are bought/free). No poly restrictions/etc apply. Digital 3D work applies, not Traditional 3D work like sculptures, figurines, etc. Category 3 - Designs and Interfaces - Game Development art - 3d game art
This 3D piece must be designed with game development in mind. This 3D art must be able to go into a game engine, or ready and able too and polycounts/texture restrictions/engine restrictions/etc should be considered. Some game development parameters include, a poly count limit, texture size limits of 4098x4098 max, etc. Consider the limits you would see for games on console, handheld, mobile or PC and apply them to your model. Please state what limitations you gave yourself in your artist comments. You can make up your own restrictions but please keep them "believable". I will have some articles up this week which will help explain some restrictions/etc you can use for your piece. When in doubt ask,
(you may team up with a 2D artist/concept artist provided that they give you permission. )
The work you are modeling though has to be 100% original or using non copyrighted work. Like i stated above team work does happen in game development, so you can team up with a 2d artist/concept artist provided the rights to their work isn't bought by someone else/company and they give you 100% permission to do so.
Each piece you create must be able too, if there was no category to submit them too for the contest, easily fall into one of the above 3 categories.
The purpose of the contest is to help raise awareness of the 3 different categories, help you think about how to create a piece to follow into their guidelines, help others be able to see the differences...but also, just how alike those categories also are and how they can help each other!
You can 3D model concept artists or 2D artists work for any of the 3 categories provided that you have Permission from the 2d/concept artist
to do so. For fan-art pieces, obviously you'd have to just give credit to the original creators in your artist comments.
It can be anything you want of anything you want! I would ask though if there's nudity/violence/gore that it does have it's appropriate mature filters on. It also has to comply to Deviant Art submission rules as well
So keep those in mind!
Absolutely no theft of work is allowed, you will be disqualified. If you are using open source material or free to use material you MUST state that in your deviations artist comments. 50% of the 3D piece though must be created by you in order to qualify, it can't all be 100% made by someone else or use other's content. If you purchased it, etc again please specify to avoid confusion.
And there you have it 3D artists!!! If you have any questions or need clarification, please ask me/note me right away. I want to make sure everything is clear as possible! I look forward to the rest of the week with all of you, and seeing your entries Let's get creating some awesome 3d Art <3
If you have uploaded your work or created it and it's not shown here, please comment or note on this post and I'll add it
Contest entries so far: