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The Coming of the Ice: Abominable Snowman

The Coming of the Ice: Abominable Snowman

Welcome to the Twenty-third Speed Sculpting Challenge. Whether you're new to sculpting, to the Threedy forums, or you're a seasoned veteran, come and join in on the Sculpting madness – there's plenty of fun and learning to be had by all!




1. The competition will run until the 28th of February 2010, 11:59 PM GMT+0 (For information about GMT click here); the time between now and then will be allocated to creating and submitting the entries, followed by several days of judging and voting for the entries.

2. You will be supplying your own base mesh for the competition, from which you will start sculpting. You can create your base mesh in any application ( 3dsmax, Maya, XSI, Cinema4D, Zspheres in Zbrush, etc ) using any technique, with no limits. Do not use an already made base mesh, you must build it specifically for this challenge.

3. There is a fixed time limit for your sculpting. Do not exceed the time limit, it is part of the challenge.

4. Do not add any meshes other than those sanctioned in this competition brief.

5. You will have to supply a wireframe screenshot of your base mesh/meshes along with your final entry image ( see rule 7 ).

6. No rendering, texturing, lighting or rigging – let's keep it all about the high-res sculpt! What we are looking for is the quality of the sculpt you can produce. If your entry is not complete, you can still post as long as it's recognizable and on topic.

7. For your final entry, post a screen-grab from your software with your finished work in it, along with your screenshot of the base meshes used ( see rule 5 ). It's fine to present this stuff nicely, with nice labeling etc., but do not add excessive post-production to the images themselves that may alter their aesthetics. These images must be uploaded to our servers by using the "Manage Attachments" button on the forum reply page. Do not link to external image files. Larger than the maximum size or posts containing links to external images (other than for reference materials) will be removed and the poster disqualified.

8. You can create multiple sculpts, but you can have only one final entry for each competition.

9. Do not create your own WIP thread. Simply post all WIP screen-grabs in here and your FINAL entry in the Final Submissions thread here.

These rules apply to everybody taking part – there will be NO exceptions!



1st Place

Shapeways - $300 of 3d printing (models must be uploaded to shapeways before judging to qualify)

Digital Tutors - Semi-Annual Membership worth - $225

Topogun - Single user licence - worth $100

Eat3d - Any DVD (download) - worth approx $60

2dartist or 3dcreative digital magazine, 12 month subscription - worth $40

3DTotal - t-shirt

*3DTotal t-shirts can be swapped for a 3DTotal ebook if you already own one


2nd Place

Focal Press - Any 2 books - worth approx $60-$100

Eat3d - Any DVD (download) - worth approx $60

2dartist or 3dcreative digital magazine, 6 month subscription - worth $20

3DTotal - t-shirt

3rd Place

3DTotal - Any 1 ebook - worth $15

3DTotal - t-shirt

4th Place

3DTotal - t-shirt

5th Place

3DTotal - t-shirt


Additionally, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners please send a request for your corresponding shiny forum award: http://forums.3dtotal.com/awards.php

More details on our sponsors and the enormous prizes can be found here.



Time limit: 10 hours

Start Date: 1st February 2010

Deadline: 28th February, 11:59 PM GMT+0 (For information about GMT click here)

Subject: Abominable Snowman

The ice age has come and painted the whole planet white with snow. This marks the emergence of the elusive abominable snowman. Known to some as the yeti, the abominable snowman is mythological creature of unknown origins. It is said to be over 8 feet tall and have the strength of well over 100 men. Notorious for being a man eater; yet identified as a friendly vegetarian. With all the rumors, it’s hard to say what is real, or just rumor.

Is the Abominable Snowman truly a ferocious killer, or is it a shy lonely creature? It is up to you to sculpt it and define its personality and traits. How do you imagine this creature looks like?

For more information on the Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, read further on Wikipedia, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abominable_snowman

As before, there is no limit on the number of basemeshes, just on the time you spend on them and the sculpt itself.

As always, you can choose a realistic style for your sculpt, but you can also try your hand at a stylized version as well. You can do a head or a bust, but a full body sculpt is extremely recommended.

Let's try this out:
Download the free application CamStudio here, and record your progress on the sculpt ( set it to save about one frame per second ). You will not have to display it to the public, only to the judges in case you qualify in the top three. Of course, you don't need to complete the whole sculpt in one sitting, so just resume recording whenever you return to the sculpt ( multiple video recording files are acceptable ). Feedback on this idea is welcome!

Please read all the rules and brief carefully. If there are any further questions, ask and they shall be answered.

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