Sketchfab Texturing Challenge: Globe

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We look at maps all the time, but it’s probably been a little while since you sat down with a globe. For this challenge, we want you to texture this globe model created by Sketchfab Master dark-minaz. To keep the playing field as even as possible, modifications to the geometry of the model are not allowed.

UPDATE: Winner – Globe Craft by LisHard

To see what the judges had to say about the model, check out the forum.

TL;DR: Texture this globe using your preferred workflow, upload it to Sketchfab, and tag it with #GlobeChallenge. Be sure to credit dark-minaz and link to his model.


  • If you need to update the UV mapping, that’s ok.
  • Changing scenery, adding props and extra geometry is NOT allowed in this challenge.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #GlobeChallenge.
  • Credit dark-minaz for his model in your model description, and add a link back to the original by adding this markdown code:
    Based on "[Globe (Texturing Contest)](" by [dark-minaz](, licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike.
  • 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!
  • Share what you’re planning to create on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • Submission deadline is Monday, January 28th (23:59 New York time – EDT)



  • $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 #GlobeChallenge 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 1.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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