Sketchfab Texturing Challenge: Zombie

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As we stagger closer to the most ghoulish of nights – Halloween – we turn a corner into a dark alley and see…a clay colored zombie. Huh. Usually they’re a little gross and gory, but this one is just…beige? Looks like he needs your magical texturing skills to really shine – or exude his hungry-for-brains, stink of the undead aura. This week we challenge you to bring this zombie to life by giving it a killer texture.

UPDATE: Winner – Da BONE MACHINE!!! by toomanydemons

TL;DR: Texture this zombie using your favorite texturing workflow, upload it to Sketchfab and tag it with #ZombieChallenge. Be sure to credit Doug Silva 3D 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 #ZombieChallenge.
  • Credit Doug Silva 3D for his model in your model description, and add a link back to the original by adding this Markdown code:
    Based on "[Zombie Bone Machine](" by [Doug Silva 3D](, 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, October 29th (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 #ZombieChallenge 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, November 2nd.

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