Sketchfab x Mozilla Hubs Interdimensional Art Event Challenge

Sketchfab has once again partnered with Mozilla Hubs for another out-of-this-world challenge!

This time around we want you to model a weird & wonderful VR-ready art gallery space or avatar for a chance to win a wealth of digital creative goodies! (Please note that no VR headset is required to enter this challenge.)

Read on for details on how to enter, prizes, full rules, terms & conditions. You have until Monday, May 31, 23:59 EDT to submit your entry or entries.

Join the Interdimensional Art Event channel on the Sketchfab Discord server and topic on the Sketchfab Forum for regular updates, to ask questions, and share your work-in-progress.

Kickoff Event

Join the challenge launch event in Mozilla Hubs! The hangout starts on Wednesday, May 5 at 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 3pm UTC.

Explore the platform while you meet and chat with the Sketchfab and Mozilla Hubs teams. You can join via desktop, mobile, and in VR by following this link on the day of the event.

Join us on desktop, mobile and in VR by following this link on the day: hubs.mozilla.com/YFbzPLd/sketchfab-x-hubs

“We are excited to work with Sketchfab on this challenge and help foster and support the incredible creative power of this amazing community. We can’t wait to see what out-of-this-world creations are born out of this challenge!”

~ Mozilla Hubs Team


HOW TO ENTER

There are two categories to choose from when entering this challenge:
Gallery Spaces & Avatars.

You may submit as many entries as you like for either category but be sure to read the following information carefully so your entries are valid!

Gallery Space

When you’re putting on an interdimensional art show you need somewhere to host your party. Places, spaces, architecture, planes of existence – where will you take us!?

  • Create a 3D model of an imaginative and functional interdimensional art gallery space – you’ll need to build places to put the art, but also space for your guests to mingle.
  • ⚠ Optimisation is essential. Make your model file size as small as possible.
  • ⚠ Technical specifications:
    • Use a maximum of 50,000 faces for your model.
    • Create and use only Base Color, Normal, Ambient Occlusion, Roughness, Metallic, Emissive texture maps.
    • Use a maximum of 25 texture maps.
    • Use a maximum of 2048×2048 pixel dimensions for each texture map (you are encouraged to go smaller where possible).
    • Optional but encouraged: baked scene lighting
  • Upload your entry to Sketchfab, tag it #HubsArtGallery, and make it downloadable under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
  • Use your model to VR meeting space a room using Hubs’ Spoke tool. Create a room and share the room link in your model description on Sketchfab

Avatar

Anyone can appreciate art, even if they’re from another time, another place …another dimension. Think “interdimensional art connoisseurs” or perhaps a transgalactic art thief. 👽🖼🧐

  • Create a 3D model of an imaginative avatar from another dimension.
  • ⚠ Optimisation is essential. Make your model file size as small as possible.
  • ⚠ Technical specifications:
    • Use a maximum of 5,000 faces for your model.
    • Create and use only BaseColor, Normal, Ambient Occlusion, Roughness, Metallic, Emissive texture maps.
    • Use a maximum total of 10 texture maps.
    • Use maximum 1024×1024 pixel dimensions for each texture map.
  • Upload your entry to Sketchfab, tag it #HubsArtAvatar, and make it downloadable under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
  • Create or enter a Hubs room and upload your avatar 3D model(s)


PRIZES

Three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected from the Gallery Space entries and three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected from the Avatar entries.

1st Place

Illustration of challenge prizes.

2nd Place

  • 6 months of Sketchfab Plus
  • $50 Giftcard

3rd Place

  • 3 months of Sketchfab Plus
  • $25 Giftcard


RULES, JUDGES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

Rules

  • Your 3D model must abide by the technical guidelines in the ‘How to Enter’ section for each category.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #HubsArtGallery or #HubsArtAvatar.
  • If you base your entry on existing concept art, be sure to ask permission from the concept artist, credit them, and link back to their work.
  • Challenge entries must be downloadable and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licenses (CC-BY).
  • Submission deadline is Monday, May 31, 23:59 EDT.
  • This challenge is not open to people on the SDN list or those residing in US sanctioned countries.

Judges

  • Tom, Bart & Abby from the Sketchfab Community Team
  • Jim Conrad, Manuel Martin, and Christian Van Meurs from the Mozilla Hubs Team

Judging Criteria

All eligible entries will be judged by the panel of judges, at its sole discretion, based on the following criteria:

Quality: 20%
Creativity: 20%
Presentation: 20%
Adherence to contest theme: 20%
Effective use of Sketchfab 3D viewer settings: 20%

Terms & 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 or Mozilla 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, must be downloadable and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licenses (CC-BY), and tagged #HubsArtGallery or #HubsArtAvatar to be considered.
  • Winners retain all Intellectual Property rights 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, June 4.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

3D models used in the demo video and promotional images: