Sketchfab Texturing Challenge: Fish

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Something is fishy here at Sketchfab, and it’s this texturing challenge! Fishes offer a variety of exciting texturing opportunities, from their luminous scales to their diaphanous fins and glassy eyes. Your task is to make this little fish stand out from the school.

UPDATE: Winner – Shiny Fish #FishChallenge by GenEugene

TL;DR: Texture this goldfish using your favorite texturing workflow, upload it to Sketchfab and tag it with #FishChallenge. Be sure to credit jimzorb and link to his model.


  • If you need to update the UV mapping, that’s ok.
  • Changing scenery, adding props and extra geometry is allowed but remember: you will be judged primarily on your texturing skills.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #FishChallenge.
  • Credit jimzorb for his model in your model description, and add a link back to the original by adding this Markdown code:
Based on "[G_Fish_Untextured](" by [jimzorb](, licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike.



  • $100 Amazon gift card (or equivalent if you don’t have access to Amazon)
  • 3 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’ decisions 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 #FishChallenge 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, October 5th.

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