Sketchfab Easter Egg Painting Challenge 2017

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Check out the latest Easter Egg Challenge here!

We’re back with our traditional yearly Easter Egg Painting Challenge! For the fourth time in a row we’re inviting everyone for this fun and quick activity.

Enter and you could win one of the ten full color 3D printed easter eggs, sponsored by Shapeways.

You don’t need to be an experienced 3D designer to enter this contest – just visit our Egg Painter, paint the egg with your mouse and save the model to your Sketchfab account. That’s all! And you can enter as many times as you like.

Update: the winners are in. Congratulations everyone!

Header image credits: Mieke Roth and Chaitanya Krishnan.

How to enter

  • Visit our Egg Painter App. Use your left mouse button to paint on the egg, and click and hold your right mouse button to look around your egg and reach other parts.
  • While painting, you can select different brush sizes and colors with the Radius, Intensity and Color options.
  • When your egg is ready, click the ‘Publish to Sketchfab’ button and log in to your Sketchfab account (you can create one at this point too). Be sure to edit your model properties and add the #Easter2017 tag (see screenshot below).
  • Get your model in before Tuesday April 25th 2016 at 11:59pm GMT.
  • Prize: Full Color Sandstone 3D Print by Shapeways, delivered to your home.

Adding the Easter2017 tag to your model


  • Seori, Tom, Bart – Sketchfab Community Team
  • Andrew Thomas – Shapeways Community Team


Shapeways will send each winner a full color 3D print of their own egg.

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 of art.
  • Using work that is not your own will immediately disqualify you.
  • 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 #Easter2017 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, April 28th.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

About the author


Bart Veldhuizen

Head of Community at Sketchfab. 3D Scanning enthusiast and Blenderhead. Running BlenderNation in my spare time.

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  • Yay, I really loved last year’s slection of Sketchfab Easter Eggs. Looking forward to see what people come up with for this year!

  • Det er en spændende 3d visualisering konkurrence. Vi vil gerne deltage med vores 3D produkt æg, men det ser ud som om man ikke kan deltage med produktvisualiseringen fra en Tablet.

    • Avatar Bart Veldhuizen says:

      Hi Michael, I believe you asked if you can use a tablet for this challenge. What kind of tablet do you mean exactly? A Wacom or similar will work fine. The Egg Painter may have some issues on iPads or other mobile devices though.

    • Avatar Jakob Baldwin says:

      Tror det skal gøres på computer, nogle tablets ville måske kunne køre chrome og så dermed også hjemmesiden 🙂

  • Avatar Rybird says:

    This is great, always fun.
    Happy Easter from Rybird!

  • Avatar Jiovanie Velazquez says:

    The irony of SculptFab is that you’re actually sketching, while in SketchFab you’re often showing off your sculpts… Kind of like the parkway and the driveway. 🙂

  • Avatar kyl3r says:

    Please specify the following points:

    * No ripping of models from anywhere on the Internet, all entries must be original works of art.
    * Using work that is not your own will immediately disqualify you.

    – How come there is a Minion egg, a Totoro egg etc. shown? I don’t understand what is meant by “original works” and “now your own”. I have to paint it by myself, not use a prepainted egg, right?
    But I can paint whatever I want, even BB-8 or a Disney Princess?

    • Avatar Bart Veldhuizen says:

      It’s a generic contest condition, meaning you cannot rip complete assets and enter them as your own. You’re fine painting fan art.

  • Hey Sketchfab,
    The eggpainter app is awesome. Check out our inkimals idea. Would love it if you could host the 3D files of the characters. They are optimized for color 3D printing and have the UVs unwrapped to be flat for 2D drawing too. I will upload the 3D files later. But happy to contribute to this to your app idea. And reach out if interested.

    John Briscella
    AMiNiMAL studio

  • Here is my submission: Its not an egg… its the bunny.
    Make one yourself.

    • Avatar Bart Veldhuizen says:

      Hey John, fun, but not at egg 🙂 I have removed your models from the #Easter2017 gallery so they can all stay ‘on topic’.

  • Avatar Jiovanie Velazquez says:

    Are we able to modify the eggs slightly, or do they have to remain the same exact shape you have here? I’m thinking like extruding surfaces, but keeping overall curvature and shape…

    • Avatar Bart Veldhuizen says:

      No please keep them as they are so we can properly compare all the entries. Thanks, and enjoy!

  • Avatar Caturegli David says:

    How many entries can we make ?

  • Avatar Rybird says:

    And the winner is? Congrats to the winner ‘s’

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