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The hunt for crowning the best 3D artists in India is on. Do you have what it takes to grab the crown? Render your image using Arnold and upload it on the #ArnoldChallenge contest website to find out.
Earn the bragging rights to being the best in the business and also stand a chance to win exciting prizes-

  • I. High-end Laptops (3 nos)
  • II. Amazon kindle (3 nos)
  • III. Premium headphones (3 nos)
  • IV. Autodesk merchandise (50 nos)

Step 1

Choose one category out of-

  1. Design Visualisation
  2. Film & TV
  3. Motion Graphics

Step 2

Render your 3D asset/work created in 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini, Katana, Softimage, Cinema 4D or any other modelling tool using Arnold

Step 3

Complete the #ArnoldChallenge contest form and upload at least two rendered images representing at least two different angles of your work from Arnold to submit your entry

The Contest opens for entries on May 28, 2018 and closes July 4, 2018 (referred to herein as the Contest Live Period). Entries must be received by 11:59 pm IST on July 4, 2018. For your entries to qualify for consideration, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete the Official Entry Form and upload at least two images with your entry.
  • Choose one of three categories for your entry:
    • Film & TV - – Rendered images can include Character Models, Properties, 3D Assets, Set Extensions, Product Models, Vehicles, Landscapes, Terrains or Environment
    • Design visualization- Rendered images can include Architectural Interiors or Exteriors, Landscapes, Assets and Properties
    • Motion graphics- Rendered images can include 3D Logo, 3D Text, Elements (The entry shouldn’t have post process done, only 3D renders)
  • Provide a description of your entry (up to 500 words) in the form of a technical abstract, in English. Your description should cover how the entry works and what makes it novel. Entries will be judged on these criteria:
    • Creative usage of Arnold
    • Correct technical use of the features of Arnold 5.1
    • Design and creative aesthetics
    • Originality
  • Entrants must use Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini, Katana, Softimage or Cinema 4D to construct their 3D models and render them with Arnold for the entry to be valid.
  • Entrants who have been shortlisted are required to share the open files for final consideration.
  • Upload at least two rendered images from different angles. File type options: PDF, GIF, JPEG, PNG.
  • Entry image size cannot exceed 2MB.

Entries submitted without an image automatically will be disqualified, no exceptions. We cannot accept PowerPoint presentations, white papers, or other documents. All descriptive text should be entered in the space provided on the Entry Form.

The contest will be judged by Autodesk Asia Pacific technical team & Industry professionals. This panel of judges will select the Grand Prize and subsequent prize winners in each category based on the judgement criteria as mentioned below-

  • Creative usage of Arnold
  • Correct technical use of the features of Arnold 5.1
  • Design and creative aesthetics
  • Originality

In case of a tie entries submitted earlier will be considered for the prize.

The judges are prohibited from entering the contest themselves or evaluating entries from any organization at which they are employed. All decisions of the judges will be final.

There will be 3 grand prize winners, 3 first runner ups and 3 second runner ups (one in each category) along with 50 honourable mentions who will receive a consolation prize.

Winners will be notified by phone, email, and/or direct mail.

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Category:
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Terms & Conditions

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win. There is no cost to enter the Contest.
  • The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries. Sponsors cannot predict the odds of winning as they have no prior knowledge of the number of entrants who will participate.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees and the immediate families of the Primary Sponsors, their parent companies, subsidiaries, representatives, and advertising/promotion agencies are not eligible and prohibited from entering.
  • The Contest is open nationwide, except where prohibited or restricted by national or local law.
  • Entries must be submitted by an individual.
  • The entrant, may submit multiple different entries to the Contest, and may submit multiple entries per category, but each entry must be a substantially different design idea. If the same design idea is submitted more than once, the entries will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically per the instructions on the Entry Form.
  • By entering, entrants warrant that to the best of their knowledge: (1) their entry is an original idea; (2) they are authorized by the owner of the design to enter the design in the contest; and that (3) the design does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  • Contest Sponsors shall not be liable to an entrant for the commercialization of ideas that have been independently developed without the use of the entrant's submission.
  • Entrants shall have the option to display all or part of their entry information on the contest web site during the Contest Live Period. If they elect not to do so and prefer to “hide” their entry from public view, their submission will be maintained in confidence by the Primary Sponsors until the winners are announced. If the entry is selected as a Grand Prize Category or as an Honorable Mention, the entry will be made public in July 2018 when the winners are announced.
  • Entrants grant the Sponsors permission to contact them using the information provided on the contest entry form, including name, address, email address, and phone number.
  • Sponsors are not responsible for any expenses incurred by entrants in connection with participation in the Contest and will not return any materials submitted to the Contest.
  • The Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify entries that are frivolous or fail to meet the entry requirements as described in these Official Rules. The Sponsors also reserve the right to remove any entry information or comments from the Contest web site that they deem objectionable or obscene.
  • The Contest may be terminated at the Primary Sponsors' sole discretion.
  • Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash except at the Sponsors' sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason.
  • All federal, state, local, municipal, income, and other taxes (if any) are the sole responsibility of the winners.
  • Entrants are authorized to and approve the use of images created from entry visuals for use in marketing materials to be produced by the Primary Sponsors and their assigns, including use on web sites. Entrants are authorized to and do grant the Primary Sponsors, their affiliates, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, or incorporate in any manner whatsoever all or any portion of the aforementioned images. Entrants represent and warrant that the materials are owned by them or their company free and clear of any liens or claims of any third-party, that they have a legal right to grant the permission herein given on behalf of themselves, their company, or a third party, if appropriate. Furthermore, the entrant agrees that he/she, or, if the design is owned by his/her company, that his/her company will indemnify and hold harmless the Primary Sponsors, their affiliates, assigns, agents, and employees, against liability should any third-party claim that the use of the materials by the Primary Sponsors, their affiliates, assigns, agents, and employees violates any right of such third party to the materials.
  • Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Primary Sponsors/judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. By entering, they agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in these Official Rules. Except where prohibited by law, the winners consent to the use of their name and/or likeness by the Primary Sponsors for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation. Each entrant agrees that the Primary Sponsors and other Sponsors of the Contest and their parent companies, agents, representatives, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from his/her participation in the Contest or resulting from the acceptance of prizes.
  • The Contest Sponsors assume no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any communications network or lines, computer systems, servers, software, Internet service providers, or e-mail systems; failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or incomplete, late, lost, damaged, illegible or misdirected electronic communications; or any combination thereof, including damage to entrants' or anyone else's computer equipment related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in this Contest.
  • Participation in the Contest constitutes an agreement by each entrant, including all members of a team in the case of a team entry, to be bound by these Official Contest Rules. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by the Sponsors. In the event the Contest is compromised by non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsors that corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, the Primary Sponsors reserve the right to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law
  • By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Contest, but in no event attorney's fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred in entering the contest.
  • The Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST SPONSORS, THEIR LICENSEES, AND OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,

CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THIS WEB SITE, ELECTRONIC OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, OR ENTRANT PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, EVEN IF SPONSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING PROVIDED FOR THE CONTEST INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TOP 2 REASONS ENTRIES ARE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE CONTEST

  1. No image provided. An image must accompany your entry.
  2. Images submitted in an unacceptable format. As spelled out in the Rules, acceptable file types include PDF, GIF, JPEG, PNG.If you attempt to submit a Word or PowerPoint document, your entry will not be accepted. And as noted above, text on illustrations should be limited to captions or call-outs.

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