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Welcome to the XMD ZBrush Challenge 2016!

We would like to bring you this exciting ZBrush sculpting contest, hosted by XMD and Kungfujackrabbit Studio. We want to end the year with a bang. There are a few rules to the contest, so please read them carefully. We have some fantastic prizes as well from the sponsors seen above! There is a very high profile Judges Panel as well. 

There will be a free set of XMD Brushes and KFJR HDRI given to everyone that enters, through an email, after registration. For the duration of the contest, as an added bonus, the XMD Life-Time Membership will be 50% off. You can check that out here. Have fun and check out all of the details. See you on the other side!

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THE STORY 

*Updated* (Changed the "man" to a being instead. It was never intended to be a "man")

David Darello shields his eyes from the blinding light. A warm feeling engulfs him. He lowers his arm and as he gradually opens his eyes he is suddenly taken aback by the view. In front of him is a majestic city, unlike anything he’s ever seen before. As the initial shock wears off, David is startled to discover a presence next to him. As he turns to his left, he finds a strange looking man standing next to him, smiling. Like the impressive city in front of them, there is also something off about this man. David blinks and tries to shake off, what is obviously a hallucination.

The alien being introduces itself; however, David cannot understand what it is saying. It sounds like a few barks and clicks. The being stops speaking as if in the middle of a thought. It reaches into its pocket and pulls out a small device. As it hands it over, suddenly David feels the same warmth from before engulf his body once again. All of a sudden David can understand the strange being’s language as if he himself had spoken it all his life. The being explains that they are no longer on Earth and that David has been transported into another world. The strange entity continues on and describes how the citizens of this city are enamored with the culture of Earth in the early 1900’s. “Well that explains why everything looks odd,” David thinks to himself. The odd being quickly agrees, leaving David unsure as to whether he accidentally said what he was thinking out loud.

The entire city is a sort of futuristic/alien version of Earth’s early 1900’s, late Art Nouveau, Art Deco style of architecture, vehicle design and clothing style, but noticeably uh…….”different”. The alien technology looks to be extremely advanced.

Imagine what the world looks like. Continue the story with one 3D rendered image.

Head on over to www.xmdacademy.com to see all of the official rules and information.

BRIEFING – CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY!

Character Entry

For the character challenge, you are to create a final, polished character using XMD Brushes & ZBrush. You are required to show your work in progress throughout the competition in the Polycount predesignated forum. Going above and beyond the minimum requirements for the competition will not go unnoticed. In your image you may also include technology, additional characters & creatures, and environment/architecture! You must have at least one character as your main focal piece in your final submission. However, your work will be judged on several criteria. Composition will be a critical part of your submission. Along with composition, each piece will be judged on originality, design, story, and interpretation of the theme. Make sure you pay attention to lighting and color. Attention to detail is key. For the most important aspect, you must use the XMD Brushes. How you use them is up to you. Be creative and have a blast!

Environment Entry

For the environment challenge, you must create a final, polished environment using XMD Brushes & ZBrush. You are required to show your work in progress throughout the competition in the Polycount predesignated forum. Going above and beyond the minimum requirements for the competition will not go unnoticed. In your image you may also include characters & technology. The environment must be your main focal point in your final submission. However, your work will be judged on several criteria. Composition will be a critical part of your submission. Along with composition, each piece will be judged on originality, design, story, and interpretation of the theme. Make sure you pay attention to lighting and color. Attention to detail is key. For the most important aspect, you must use the XMD Brushes. How you use them is up to you. Be creative and have a blast!

Read the rules here.

Here is a Pinterest Board for inspiration.

Here is the Polycount Forum you must show your work in.

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