3D Environment Competition 2012    



E-on is proud to announce the winners of the 3D Environment Competition 2012.

We would like to thank the judges for their dedication and enlightening comments, all sponsors for their generous contribution, the Cornucopia3D staff for their invaluable help, and of course, all participants. Congratulations to the winners for their truly superb works!


Environment Competition Winners

Antartica by Oliver Regueiro

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  What the judges said:  
 

"I would have believed this was actually a photograph! The subtlety like refraction of the ice is simply amazing!"
Susumu Yukuhiro - Matte Painting Supervisor at Whiskytree.

"Amazing shader! Worthy of any big budget Special Effects Film. Obviously a lot of care and consideration taken when creating the iceberg. Well done."
Max Dennison - Art Director at Digital Domain London.

"Again this one feels like a National Geographic shot from the 50's. Nice feel for the ice and lighting feels cold. Beautiful composition and photoreal."
Dark Hoffman Freelance Digital Artist at Sony Imageworks.

"Wonderfull subtle color, terrific ice texture, very interesting and convincing. Nice dark subtle clouds in the sky that add to the mood of the picture."
Paul Huston - Senior Digital Matte Artist at Industrial Light & Magic.

 
     


Oliver Regueiro will receive the following prizes:

  • Vue 11 xStream
  • Pixologic Zbrush 4
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Premium Pack
  • 10 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • 3D Total Mega Bundle
  • 3Dconnexion SpacePilot Pro
  • AsileFX Vue Training and Texture Bundle
  • d'artiste Matte Painting 1 & 2 + VESAGE
  • 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine
  • $100 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • 1 year CGSociety Membership
  • 1 month Digital-Tutors Subscriptions


First Runner Up

Old Castle by Roman Senko

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  What the judges said:  
 

"Beautiful mood, terrific setup for the castle, terrific foreground, mid-ground, background composition, great atmosphere and color, excellent detailing of foreground."
Paul Huston - Senior Digital Matte Artist at Industrial Light & Magic.

"Very atmospheric. Slightly flat lighting, although I like it catches the detail of the mountain on the left."
Richard Hill Editor at 3D World magazine.

"The subdued tones and soft ambient light create a captivating, well balanced image."
Eran Dinur - VFX Supervisor at Brainstorm Digital.

"Longer I see this, more I like this image! Very well excecuted with balanced components, and great composition."
Susumu Yukuhiro - Matte Painting Supervisor at Whiskytree.

 
     



Roman Senko will receive the following prizes:

  • Vue 11 Complete
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Advanced Pack
  • 5 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 2 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • d'artiste Matte Painting 1 & 2
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • $75 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book


Second Runner Up

Zhangjiajie Mountains by Alen Vejzovic

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  What the judges said:  
 

"Really nice image! I love the rock textues and the foliage placement and integration."
Paul Huston - Senior Digital Matte Artist at Industrial Light & Magic.

"I really like the lighting and feel for the mist and rock textures. The trees seem realistically placed and the depth feels very real. Like Im in a plane flying over it. Very nice."
Dark Hoffman Freelance Digital Artist at Sony Imageworks.

"A dramatic design overwhelmed by intense light and heavy mist. Would like to have seen more of it."
Richard Hill Editor at 3D World magazine.

"The technical proficiency in this piece is brilliant - especially the stone and greenery. Great use of depth and light. Very Avatar / misty chinese landscape."
Max Dennison - Art Director at Digital Domain London.

 
     



Alen Vejzovic will receive the following prizes:

  • Vue 11 Studio
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Start Pack
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 1 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • $50 voucher on Cornucopia3D content



  Previous Winning Image Disqualified  
  After the official winners announcement, it was brought to our attention that the first place winning image "The Hidden Highland Loch" had been published outside of the Cornucopia3D competition gallery during the competition timeframe. Eventhough we understand that the author did not do that intentionally, with due respect to all other participants who followed the submission rules, we had to disqualify this entry from the winners.  
     


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