Oculus Medium’s Road to Tokyo VR Sculpting Battles: Ep 1, Menlo Park

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Back in 2017, the Oculus Medium team traveled to Osaka, Japan to attend the World Grand Prix of digital art battles. Incredible 2D illustrators and animators created outstanding works of digital art at lightning speed in a high-energy tournament. This year the Medium team returns, bringing with them a team of artists to compete in the first-ever VR Sculpting Battles on this exciting world stage.

To select the VR artists, the Medium team opened the Road to Tokyo, the ultimate VR Sculpting Battle tournament. 3 cities. 24 artists. Winners of each city won an all-expense-paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to compete with Medium at the World Grand Prix 2019!

Road to Tokyo, a three-part behind-the-scenes documentary, captures all the action, intrigue, and drama along our artists’ journey toward Japan.

In each city, 8 artists competed in a knockout-style tournament, in head-to-head battles. Starting with a blank Medium scene, the artists had only 10 minutes to sculpt a winning VR sculpt to be able to advance to the next round. Here is Episode 1, Menlo Park:

Sketchfab is partnering with Oculus Medium to show off all the sculpts made in VR during this episode!

Quarter Finals 1



Quarter Finals 2



Quarter Finals 3



Quarter Finals 4



Semi Finals 1



Semi Finals 2






Make sure to tune-in to watch the next Road to Tokyo episodes!

  • Ep 2. New York: June 13th at 11am PT
  • Ep 3. London: June 20th at 11am PT

You’ll find each episode on the Oculus YouTube channel and Medium’s Facebook page. Follow along and break out the brackets to discover who will be crowned the ultimate champion.


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