The results are in!
After six weeks of work by the many participating artists, the completed entries were sent to our distinguished judging panel to arrive at the ten finalists. We then moved into a public voting phase where the community was able to weigh in via Facebook.
Now at last we have our winners! Each is listed below, along with information about the entry and the prize that will be awarded.
Please join us at ZBrushCentral to congratulate each of these outstanding artists!
First Place: gkhopatk
"Lifeguard At Beach"
Prize: Makerbot Replicator2 Desktop Printer - www.makerbot.com
View Thread at ZBrushCentral.com
"I found this piece's final image very funny. It has character, nicely executed models and a lot of humor imbued into it. Well done!"
Second Place: jayantamazumder
"Finger String Expert"
Prize: 13" Wacom Cintiq - www.wacom.com
View Thread at ZBrushCentral.com
"Love the idea and great work sharing the techniques in the thread! I believe the render and shaders could use some work but amazing piece overall. Love the face and clothes!"
Third Place: scottleroc
"DJ Frankenstein JR"
Prize: 12" fully painted 3D Print from Jason Wires Productions - jasonwiresproductions.com
View Thread at ZBrushCentral.com
"Fun concept with a classic rendition of Frank. Great attention to detail and good workflow. A crazy amount of work well placed on this concept."
In addition to the three that won the public vote, there were seven other finalists as selected by our panel of industry judges. Their work was exemplary, and each will receive a Pixologic Swag Bag.
Congratulations to everyone who made it into the final round of judging!
"Leatherface Petting Zoo Owner"
"Nosferatu Lace Maker Extraordinaire"
13 Ghosts (2001)
28 Days Later
An American Werewolf in London
Army of Darkness
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Cabin in the Woods
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde (1941)
Eyes Without a Face
Friday the 13th (1980)
From Dusk til Dawn
House of 1000 Corpses
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Masque of Red Death
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Silence of the Lambs
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Mummy (1932)
The Omen (1976)
The Thing (1982)
The Wolfman (1941)
Grand Prize: MakerBot Replicator2
Company: MakerBot Industries LLCwww.makerbot.com
Bring your projects to life with world-class 100-micron layer resolution and an industry-leading 410 cubic inch build volume. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is a fast, easy and affordable tool for making professional-quality models with surfaces smooth to the touch that don't need sanding, finishing, or post-production. Includes a 1 lb. spool of Natural PLA filament.
The MakerBot Replicator 2 is exclusively compatible with MakerBot PLA filament.
Second Place: Wacom 13" Cintiq
Experience the power of a high-performance Cintiq in a compact, slim design. The Cintiq 13HD provides artists, designers, illustrators and photographers a premium, pen-on-screen experience on a 13.3”, high-resolution, HD (1920x1080) display. The Cintiq 13HD features 4 customizable application-specific ExpressKeys and a pen with 2048 levels of pressure.
The compact size and adjustable stand let you position the display in a variety of ergonomic positions. Use it flat on your desktop, hold it in your lap like a sketchbook or attach it to the adjustable stand for 3-different working angles. The wide viewing angle (178°) and the ability to render 16.7 million colors assure that your creative work will look great in any working position.
Third Place: 12" 3D Print Fully Painted
Company: Jason Wires Productionsjasonwiresproductions.com
Your one stop shop for Digital Printing, Prototype Painting and Professional Molding &apm; Casting for the creative industries. We are a small studio with a broad range of experience who cater to some of the industries top companies such as Hasbro, D.C. Comics, Diamond Select, Mattel, Fisher- Price, Jakks Pacific, Blizzard, Whirley Drinks, Wiz Kids & many more.
Winner will take home a 12 inch print of their final piece. The 3D print will also be completely painted by the talented team at Jason Wires Productions. Print will include a simple disc base only.
What must be Submitted
Your entry must be in the form of a thread within the ZBrushCentral forum that has been created for this contest. The title of your thread must include the title of the movie you have chosen as your inspiration.
During the Contest
This is a Work-In-Progress (WIP) challenge. We encourage actively participate in the contest by Including WIP images, explanations of your techniques, interaction with people who comment in your thread, etc. A significant portion of the judging will be on your ZBrush skill and involvement; it is worth reiterating that it's best to include as many WIP images throughout the contest!
- How well the final entry expresses the contest's theme. If final submission does not fit theme then no voting will take place for the submission.
- Involvement in other contestants' threads, including overall helpfulness.
- Involvement in the contestant's own thread, including sharing of WIP images and techniques, as well as interaction with people commenting in the thread.
- Overall use of ZBrush features: Both variety of features used and how well each feature was utilized.
- Quality of the final image. Submission must be a completed image (not a WIP stage). More points will be received by images showing a full scene rather than simply a finished model.
Your "Final Entry" post must provide:
- At least one final posed image that is colored, sculpted and rendered completely in ZBrush. Minimum image dimensions are 1,500 x 1,500 pixels and a third party program may only be used for compositing the final render.
- The words: "Final Entry".
Meet the Judges
Character Art Supervisor, SONY SCEA
Rafael is currently working as a Supervisor at Sony San Diego. Previously he worked at Bioware where he contributed to the Mass Effect and Dragon Age titles. He also worked as a freelance artist for more than 15 studios and 70 projects, including Cinematic Production, Game Art, TV, Printed Advertising and Sculpture and Toy Design.
Senior Character Designer, Legacy Effects
Ian Joyner is a character artist specializing in design and development for film and games. For over 10 years he has worked on next-gen games, top feature films, music videos and product output/rapid prototyping. For the past few years he has been a senior character designer/concept artist at Legacy FX, (formerly Stan Winston studios), doing character design and creation on some of the biggest movies of 2009 and beyond.
Meats Meier is an artist and animator living in Los Angeles. He has been working as a digital artist for over 15 years creating video games, movies, and music videos. He was named a 'Maya Master', Lectured around the world, and taught the first ZBrush class at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Meats has created concert animations for Roger Waters, Smashing Pumpkins, TOOL, Puscifer, and many others.
Neville Page is a concept designer in the entertainment industry. He served as the lead creature/character designer on 2009's Star Trek. He was previously the lead creature designer on the 2008 film Cloverfield, Lead Creature designer for James Cameron's AVATAR, and has just finished the specialty costume and Helmet designs for Tron Legacy. He is currently working on Green Lantern and Spiderman 4.
Lead Character Designer, Legacy Effects
Scott Patton's unique blend of 2D and 3D design has made him one of the film industries premiere character designers. With a 17 year background as a make-up effects designer/sculptor, he has worked on such diverse films as "The Green Mile," and "Amistad" to "Sin City" and "The Chronicles of Narnia". Since 2005 he has worked as a Character designer using a 3D toolset to bringing his "practical" eye to digital design. You can see his designs such films as "Avatar"," John Carter" "Thor", "Cowboys and Aliens" and many more.
Model Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios
With a commitment to driving the digital entertainment industry forward, Zack Petroc continues to develop new techniques that redefine how digital tools impact the art and design of storytelling. In 2005 he opened Zack Petroc Studios to focus on the development of unique new content and one of a kind training tools. The Studio has worked on the development of several feature films and video games with a recent client list that includes Disney Interactive, Scott Free Productions, SCEA, Walt Disney Imagineering, Snoot Entertainment, Hasbro, and Paramount Pictures.
Artist/Designer/Sculptor, Biomorphs Inc & Alliance Studios
Brian Wade is a Special Makeup Effects Artist and Sculptor, specializing in Character and Creature design. With 33 years experience in designing and creating unique characters and creatures for the Motion Picture, Television, Video Game, and Toy Industries. He has created a multitude of iconic Film and Television designs over his career for such films as John Carpenter's -The Thing, The Terminator, Starman, Dreamscape, Enemy Mine, The Blob, Gremlins 2, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Blade, The X-Files, Stuart Little, Van Helsing, The Omen, and the soon to be released, Enders Game.
Judging will take place in two phases:
Phase 1 — Judges Panel
The initial phase of judging will be by our panel of industry experts and professionals. Some of these people actually sculpted the characters found in the movies! Judges will be given November 16th through November 24th, 2013, to score each contestant's entry and the top 10 Finalists will be determined based on their total scores.
If the 10th place score is a tie between multiple entries, all entries with this score will be included in the Finalists. This means that it will be possible for more than 10 entries to be included in Phase 2.
Phase 2 — Community
The 10 finalists will be featured on the Pixologic Facebook page where the community will vote for winner based upon number of Likes each image receives before 11:59PM (Pacific Time) on Monday December 2nd, 2013. The entry that receives the most Facebook Likes will be declared the winner of the 2013 Halloween Contest.
In the case of a tie for this phase, the winner will be determined by which tied entry received the highest judges' score in Phase 1. If that score was tied as well, the winner will be selected by the Pixologic staff.
Panel of Judges will vote on final submissions Saturday, November 16th, 2013 through Sunday, November 24th, 2013.
Community voting on Facebook will be Monday, November 25th, 2013 through 11:59PM Monday, December 2nd, 2013.
Contest winner will be announced Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013