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Himalayan Treasures: 3D Prop Challenge

Updated: May 28


Himalayan Treasures 3D Prop Challenge

Are you ready to take your art to new heights? Sierra Division invites junior to intermediate artists with 5 years or less experience to join the thrilling 3D prop challenge Himalayan Treasures from June 1st to July 10th.


Imagine you are an explorer on a quest for treasure in the vast region of the Himalayas. What artifacts would you discover?


As your objective, you'll need to create a 3D artifact that could be found in the Himalayas. This is more than a technical challenge, it's an opportunity to dive into the region's rich history and showcase your ability to combine research, your individual creativity, and storytelling skills.


Submissions will be evaluated based on a comprehensive set of criteria, including adherence to guidelines, technical proficiency, visual impact, and cultural appropriateness.


Ready for the adventure?



3D Challenge Prizes

A total of 3 talented winners will be selected for this challenge. The grand prize is full admission to a 1:1 3D Environment Art mentorship with Sierra Division mentor Jon Arellano, with second place winning a Career Guidance Mentorship with Jacob Norris.




We also have exciting Challenge prizes generously provided by our sponsors: NVIDIA, Adobe Substance 3D, Marmoset, Dash, Rizom-Lab, and ArtStation.


Challenge Prize Sponsors

See the full list of prizes:

1ST PLACE

2ND PLACE

3RD PLACE

  • 1:1 - 8 sessions -Environment Art Mentorship with Jon Arellano

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 OR a NVIDIA Studio branded Laptop/Specs: Razer Blade 14 with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. 16 GB RAM and 1TB SSD


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Adobe Substance 3D


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Marmoset Toolbag


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Dash


  • 1-year Individual License for Rizom UV Virtual Spaces


  • USD$200 Gift Card to the Sierra Division Store


  • 1-year ArtStation Pro account


  • 1:1 Career Guidance Mentorship session with Jacob Norris


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Adobe Substance 3D


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Marmoset Toolbag


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Dash


  • 1-year Individual License for Rizom UV Virtual Spaces


  • USD$100 Gift Card to the Sierra Division Store


  • 1-year ArtStation Pro account

  • 1-year subscription to Adobe Substance 3D


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Adobe Substance 3D


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Marmoset Toolbag


  • 1-year Individual subscription for Dash


  • 1-year Individual License for Rizom UV Virtual Spaces


  • USD$50 Gift Card to the Sierra Division Store


  • 1-year ArtStation Pro account


Challenge Judges:

We have some incredible judges from Sierra Division and the Games Industry that are looking forward to seeing your Himalayan artifacts!


Sierra Division Himalyan Challenge Judges

Key Dates:


Challenge Registrations Open: May 22

Challenge Dates: June 1st - July 10th

Winners Announced: July 18th.


Deliverables:

To take part in the Challenge, you will need to first join our Discord Server and then register on our forum with that same Discord account. Once you are signed-in, create a new discussion post under the Himalayan Treasures: 3d Prop Challenge section where you will post the deliverables listed below:


Artifact: A rendered prop or prop set, from any historical period, incorporating visual and artistic elements that are characteristic of the Himalayan region.


Work-in-Progress: Share your creative process, including reference gathering, sculpting, texturing, and more.


Final Submissions: Your final entry must include:

  • Beauty Render: A high-quality render that showcases your prop in all its glory.

  • Wireframe View: A detailed wireframe to highlight your modeling skills.

  • Breakdown View: An insightful look into the textures and materials used, providing a comprehensive understanding of your work.

  • Specifications: Minimum resolution of 1920x1080px in JPEG format. All submissions must include your legal name, the title of your work, and Challenge logo. Download logo here.


Challenge Rules


  • Contestants must submit their best Himalayan inspired artifact by July 10th at 23:30 UTC.

  • Contestants must be 18 years of age or older and have 5 years or less experience as a 3D artist.

  • Registration is free but required to enter. All contestants need to have a Discord account to register for our contest, join our Discord server, and sign up on our forum with the same Discord account. Registration begins on May 22nd, 2024. Join our Discord server here.


For the complete list of rules, eligible countries, and terms & conditions, please go here.


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