Sketchfab + 3DF Zephyr Scanning Challenge: Love, Winter

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‘Tis the season for love and snow. This week we’re teaming up with 3DFlow for a 3D scanning challenge – just create a 3D scan of something that you love about winter, process it using 3DF Zephyr (Free version here), upload it to Sketchfab, and then go have a mug of cocoa. You’ve earned it.

UPDATE! Winners:

Third Place – Snowboarding Gear Scan by Vitalii_Upsalenko

Second Place – Scarpone Sci Head by 4D_Service

First Place – Winter Track by dronemapping

To see what the judges had to say about the winning entries, check out the Forum.

TL;DR: 3D Scan something you love about winter using 3DF Zephyr, upload it to Sketchfab and tag the model #ZephyrWinterChallenge.


  • Scan something you love about winter and use 3DF Zephyr to process the model (get the free version of the software here – and tips on how to use it here).
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #ZephyrWinterChallenge.
  • Share work-in-progress, tips and ask for advice on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • If you have won a weekly challenge in the past 3 months, you are ineligible to win this challenge. We still encourage you to test your skills and participate!
  • Submission deadline is Monday, February 18th (23:59 New York time – EST)



  • 1st Place: 6 month Zephyr Pro license, a 3DF Zephyr Lite license, 3 months of Sketchfab PRO
  • 2nd Place: 3DF Zephyr Lite license
  • 3rd Place: 3DF Zephyr Lite license

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.
  • Contestant’s models must be uploaded to Sketchfab and tagged #ZephyrWinterChallenge 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, February 22.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

About the author


Thomas Flynn

Community & Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab.

Expert in 3D scanning, photogrammetry, online publishing & dissemination.

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  • Avatar Matt says:

    It’s a northen hemisphere challenge ! 😉
    But it’s a cool one because everyone have the same software, and the number of photos are limited.
    I’m in.

    • Glad to hear you are joining in 🙂

      It’s not just limited to the northern hemisphere though – anything you like about winter and have nearby is a viable entry e.g. a hot cup of tea, mittens, a hat, coat etc…

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