Sketchfab Progressive Challenge, Round 3: Rigging and Animation

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Welcome to Round 3 of our first Progressive Challenge, a new type of challenge that draws on the many skills of our community members to take a model from idea to completion in four neat steps. We have a winning texture from the second round, and now it’s time to rig and animate it.

UPDATE: Winner – MythCreature Round 3 – Animation by Ozhogi

To see what the judges had to say about the winning entry, check out the Forum!

Round 1: Sculpting

Round 2: Baking and Texturing

Round 3: Rigging and Animation

TL;DR: Download the winning entry from the last round, rig and animate it using your preferred tools and workflow, upload your model to Sketchfab, and tag it #MythCreature-Animated.

  • Download the winning model from Round 2.
  • Rig and animate the model
  • Upload your animated model (<50MB total) to Sketchfab and tag it #MythCreature-Animated no later than Monday, April 15 (23:59 EST)
  • Only light with one of the basic HDRIs
  • No post processing effects
  • No dynamic lights
  • Use any material settings you like
  • Credit toomanydemons and Wiktoria Kubien for their model and texture in your model description, and add a link back to the originals by adding this Markdown code:
    Based on "[Arachne, Weaver of the Gods](https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/arachne-weaver-of-the-gods-1eafa0bf9508469eb9553a763aebbdd9)" by [toomanydemons](https://sketchfab.com/toomanydemons), and "[MythCreature Round 2, Arachne](https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/mythcreature-round-2-arachne-for-download-b414583861b24c94841f2b47e70fd89a)" by [Wiktoria Kubien](https://sketchfab.com/wiktoria.kubien), licensed under CC Attribution.
  • We will be judging models based on animation quality, e.g., character, seamless loop, no physically impossible movement or glitches.
  • A winner will be chosen by the judges for Round 3, and that winning entry will be the subject of Round 4.
  • You are welcome to participate in as many rounds of the contest as you want, and prizes will be awarded to the winner of each round.

Round 4: Lighting and 3D Editor – Details announced April 17, 2019

Rules

  • Use your favorite software and workflow to rig and animate the model
  • Your upload must be <50MB total
  • Only light with one of the basic HDRIs
  • No post processing effects
  • No dynamic lights
  • Use any material settings you like
  • Credit toomanydemons and Wiktoria Kubien for their model and texture in your model description, and add a link back to the originals by adding this Markdown code:
    Based on "[Arachne, Weaver of the Gods](https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/arachne-weaver-of-the-gods-1eafa0bf9508469eb9553a763aebbdd9)" by [toomanydemons](https://sketchfab.com/toomanydemons), and "[MythCreature Round 2, Arachne](https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/mythcreature-round-2-arachne-for-download-b414583861b24c94841f2b47e70fd89a)" by [Wiktoria Kubien](https://sketchfab.com/wiktoria.kubien), licensed under CC Attribution.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, tag it #MythCreature-Animated.
  • Share what you’re planning to create on your own WIP thread in the forum!
  • The winning model must be made available for download under a CC-BY-SA or non-commercial license.
  • 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, April 15, 2019 (23:59 New York time – EST)

Judges

Prizes

  • The winner of each round will receive a $100 Amazon gift card (or equivalent if you don’t have access to Amazon), and of course we’ll add three months of Sketchfab PRO to your account.

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 #MythCreature-Animated 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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