Sketchfab x Mozilla Hubs Interdimensional Art Event Challenge

Winners Announced!


Inter-Dimensional Gallery Winners


🥇 1st Place

Interdimensional Art Gallery – floating platform by ElinHohler

“A beautiful space with lots of attention to detail. Fits the theme perfectly; clearly a lot of thought went into the design. Even a custom nav mesh was used. Impressive!”Christian, Mozilla Hubs

🥈 2nd Place

Terrarium – for Mozilla Hubs! by jordan.elevons

“I love the realism of the scene and how optimized and well it performs in Hubs. The environment is like a natural abstract gallery in the middle of a earth looking alien world, it’s simple but effective. I lovle the plants texture work and the use of alphas to set that foggy mood.”Manuel, Mozilla Hubs

🥉 3rd Place

Neo-Eden 1.0 Art Gallery by elmau

“The concept of the gallery itself fitting the theme of the artwork inside is very unique. At the same time, the use of glows and transparency really follows the larger ‘interdimensional’ theme. Being able to see the background so clearly gives a great sense of depth and a feeling that there’s a larger world surrounding you.” – Jim, Mozilla Hubs


Inter-Dimensional Avatar Winners


🥇 1st Place

Avatar from another dimension by Matotitou

“Unique and beautifully made. The colors and shapes are really pleasing and elegant—I can absolutely envision this character at an interdimensional art event.”Abby, Sketchfab

🥈 2nd Place

Intergalactic Cat Burglar – #HubsArtAvatar by JasmineStreatfield

“I like the originality and how optimized is this avatar. It’s charming and cute and the hand painted style allow it to perform great and have some nice unlit shading in Hubs.”Manuel, Mozilla Hubs

🥉 3rd Place

Mr. Eye 5 by FABulous7

“Really cute and creative. His little art critic hat and thoughtful pose made me chuckle. Could make a really fun Hubs avatar.”Christian, Mozilla Hubs


Thanks again to everyone who took part 🙏

We will be contacting winners to arrange prize fulfillment soon.

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.

Avatar Creation Livestream

The Mozilla Hubs Team will be livestreaming a session on ‘how to create VR avatars for Hubs’ on Thursday 13th May at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT / 9pm UTC on the Hubs Twitch channel: twitch.tv/mozillahubs

New to Hubs?

Explore this demo scene on desktop, mobile and in VR: 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: