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FIGURAMA 3D STORY CHALLENGE #1

Welcome to the first 3D Story Challenge, organised by FIGURAMA – Interactive platform for stories & experiences in 3D/AR/VR. 

  • We’re building this platform to help 3D / VR artists monetise their 3D scenes, by turning them into a story using our toolkit and publishing for all major devices.
  • We invite Artists, who strive to tell stories using 3D models and 3D scenes, whether using traditional modeling packages or the new VR painting & modeling tools, to join this challenge.
  • With the help of our team, community and FAT (our toolkit for Unity), you’ll be able to build your 3D story and publish it for experiencing through our app.

Winners will get Cash Prizes & an Exclusive Area on the app for Monetising their 3D stories!

BRIEFING
In this challenge, you will create one (1) 3D story consisting of a minimum of either: 

  • six (6) static 3D scenes
  • three (3) stop-motion animated 3D scenes (with a minimum of 5 keyframes per scene)
  • one (1) fully-animated 3D scene.

     (You can pick your own technique)

We will publish the 3D story and it will be presented as a product on FIGURAMA app. Through the app, everyone will be able to play and experience your story in first person view.

You can create 3D scenes for your story using any technique and software you prefer. The only technical requirement is, that the scenes need to be imported to Unity game engine and exported using our plugin (FAT).

HOW TO JOIN?
To join this challenge, join the FIGURAMA Community and create your own WIP thread / topic for the 3D Story you’ll be making under the “3D STORY CHALLENGE #1” forum. In the first post to this topic, please introduce your 3D story (idea / theme / plot) and what technique you are planning to use to create it. You need to do this before the registration deadline.
 

Use this link to join now:

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KEY DATES

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
31 January 2019 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
15 March 2019

CHALLENGE RESULTS:
31 March 2019
(We will announce & contact the winners)

All deadlines are until 23:59 GMT.


RULES

  • You can choose your own theme.
  • You can use 3D models and components you’ve already created.
  • You can use 3D models and components from other sources, as long as you are licensed to use them within your own products (You cannot violate intellectual property rights).
  • Artists can participate as a team. One of the artists is required to submit on behalf of the team. Artists can only join one team.
  • Only 1 entry per artist / team is allowed.
  • All artists will be required to enter into a licensing agreement with FIGURAMA, so we can publish their 3D story on our app and use it for marketing purposes.
  • You can use the #3DSTORYCHALLENGE in your social media posts about your 3D story.
  • You will be asked to fill up a questionnaire, so we can assign a maturity rating for your 3D story. Take the test questionnaire early, so you can adjust your story to fit your desired rating.


PRIZES

1st Place
1 year on the front page of the app, in the “Exclusive Artists” section (to monetize your future 3D stories)
1000 EUR Cash
    
2nd Place
1 year on the front page of the app, in the “Exclusive Artists” section (to monetize your future 3D stories)
500 EUR Cash

3rd Place
1 year on the front page of the app, in the “Exclusive Artists” section (to monetize your future 3D stories)
200 EUR Cash

Honorable Mentions (4th and 5th Place)
1 year on the front page of the app, in the “Exclusive Artists” section (to monetize your future 3D stories)
100 EUR Cash

Community Prize (The 3D story with the most likes)
1 year on the front page of the app, in the “Exclusive Artists” section (to monetize your future 3D stories)
100 EUR Cash

More prizes will be added during the course of the challenge.
 

JUDGES

The 3D Stories will be judged by the following experts:

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Kirill Tokarev
Editor in Chief at 80 Level

 


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Jamie McNulty
Associate Art Director at The Coalition


 

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Rachele Doimo
Art Director at Square Enix


 

More judges will be added during the course of the challenge.

The 3D Stories will be judged in the following criteria:

  • Originality (10 points)
  • Creativity (10 points)
  • Narrative quality (10 points)
  • Artistic quality (10 points)
  • Execution (10 points)

To ensure quality, a total of at least 30 points is required for a 3D story to qualify for prizes.

HOW TO SUBMIT?

To submit your 3D story, you need to:
1.    Export each scene using the FAT (Figurama Artist Tools) plugin for Unity
2.    Prepare a thumbnail image of 1200 x 800 pixels for each scene and for the story in JPG format.
3.    Prepare a banner image of 2048 x 1024 pixels for the story in JPG format.
4.    Send a link to the exported files and images to challenge@figurama3d.com, and mention the name of the Forum topic you used to join the challenge.

We will publish your story to FIGURAMA app, where it can be viewed by everyone across a wide range of devices.
    

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