Sketchfab 3D Scanning Challenge: Point Cloud Garden

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Hi and welcome to this month’s 3D scan challenge! This month we wanted to try something slightly different – the theme is flowers and plants BUT we want you to upload point clouds instead of full meshes. The subject of your scan could be a bouquet for a loves one, a weed growing out of the sidewalk and shrub in full bloom or a leafy sapling – anything green, flowery and alive!

TL;DR: scan a plant or flower, upload it to Sketchfab as a point cloud and add the #plantpointschallenge tag to it

Update: the winner is… Fishhook Barrel Cactus by GSXNet

Example scan:


  • Capture a point cloud of plants or flowers
  • Use any method you like in terms of how to capture it
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #plantpointschallenge
  • Share what you’re planning to create on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • Submission deadline is Monday, May 15 (23:59 New York time – EST)



If you win, you’ll get:

Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  • This is a contest for individuals, no teams.
  • No alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Sketchfab employees or their families.
  • No ripping of models from anywhere on the Internet, all entries must be original works.
  • The judges’ decision are final – in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winning entries will be documented and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Contestants models must be uploaded to Sketchfab and tagged #plantpointschallenge to be considered.
  • Winners retain all Intellectual Property as per Sketchfab standard Terms and Conditions.
  • Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  • The winners will be contacted by Friday, May 19.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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Seori Sachs

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1 Comment

  • I’m totally in on this. I’ve got a test point cloud already and just got done with the same plant only this time it’s in bloom. 🙂

    Good choice on subject!


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