Evermotion Challenge 2016 Winners Announcement!

Evermotion 2017-02-07 08:43 article  > All

The best "Secret garden" visualizations are here!

Our judges have chosen the best works - three main prizes and three awards. We also included honorable mentions.

Our jury:

basia_206.JPGBarbara Witkowska - Evermotion artist, author of many great 3d scenes and models that were the milestones for the company and architectural visualizations.

It was really dificult to choose the best works from among 140 submitted to 2016 Evermotion Challenge. Level was high and "The Secret Garden" theme turned out to mean something different to each participant. Among technically impressive artworks there was noteworthy amount of those created by growing artists. Some of them don't possess enough technical skills but already have inspiring ideas. I would like to congratulate each one of them!

 

robert_206.jpgRobert Filipowicz - Evermotion artist that stand behind the most acclaimed 3d scenes made for various rendering engines, from V-Ray to Unreal Engine.

The topic of 2016 challenge was wery demanding. That was hard do choose the best works. Most of artists which took a part in this contest had a great ideas and skills. Congratulations for all participants! :)

 

 

 

Yavor Stoikov - a 3D Artist with years of experience in 3D modelling and visualization. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Yavor joined the Chaos Group 3D team in 2010, after working for an architectural practice. Since then he has been one of the main driving forces behind the creation of the V-Ray Training Programs and arch-viz demos. Chaos Group CG specialist.

Nguyen_photo_206.jpgNguyen Manh Hung - Nguyen Manh Hung is Co-founder of the CGRecord.net. He has made a good reputation having numerous CG Awards plus having his work featured in Expose, a collection of the most beautiful cg Imagery published by Autodesk INC. and Ballistic Publishing.

I'm thrilled to be a part of Jury for Evermotion challenge and It's not easy to choose the winner with many stunning works from all the artists around the world. Congratulation to all winners and the artist who joined the contest!

 

 

The method of voting

Voting wasn't easy, our jury had to spent quite a long time to evaluate final winners. At first, each member of jury picked their favourites, then they chose the best from the best. We assigned points to each place:

  • 1st place: 30 points
  • 2nd place: 20 points
  • 3rd place: 11 points
  • 1st award: 7 points
  • 2nd award: 4 points
  • 3rd award: 3 points

And here are the results of final voting of each judge:

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After counting all points from all judges the results are... (drumroll....!)

1st place - Leandro Oliveira (Leolmg) - Link to Challenge 2016 Thread

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Leandro Oliveira (Leolmg) - 1st place. Congratulations!

 

Robert Filipowicz: It is definetely my favourite work. Big plus for telling a story with this illustration. Great mood and composition. This ant did the job ;). Congratulations! 

Barbara Witkowska: Finally I agreed with other members of jury to give this artwork the first place. Beautifully and carefully executed work, a catched moment in time. Wisely chosen and perfectly fitted quality models, mastered lighting and composition. I'd change nothing here!

Yavor Stoikov: This image is a winner in every aspect: it has a balanced composition; great colours; despite the somewhat botched bokehs, the quality of the work is beyond every other contestant. 

Leandro Oliveira (Leolmg) will receive prizes worth about €6884:

  • €1000 in cash from Evermotion
  • 5 EVERMOTION collections of winner's choice
  • Chaos Group Annual V-Ray license + vrscans library license: (€680)
  • AXYZ Design an(i)ma + 10 compatible human 3d models (€629)
  • Bundle (Forest Pack + RailClone) 3 years subscription (€550)
  • Rebusfarm render credits worth €650
  • Fox RenderFarm Rendering Credits for €600
  • GarageFarm render credits worth $600
  • 2 years of Corona Renderer - 3ds Max: FairSaaS License (1 Workstation + 3 Nodes) (€579.98)
  • Xrender coins worth €500
  • Pulldownit Pro single license for 3d Max or Maya (€395)
  • R&D MultiScatter and MadCar license (€400)
  • RenderBuzz 9000 renderpoints (€180)
  • TopoGun Single License ($100)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

 

2nd place - Mark Selga Nesperos (ME-nesperos) - Link to Challenge 2016 Thread

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Mark Selga Nesperos - Me-nesperos - 2nd place. Congratulations!

 

Robert Filipowicz: Im impressed of photorealistic look of this image. Very solid work. Lovely place to "pitch" your own secret garden.

Barbara Witkowska: I love the sense of a peaceful place hidden behind the trees which protect it from wind and outside world. Composition and lighting guide us directly to the couple finding themselves in this hidden paradise. I appreciate the amount of work put in this image, author's personal attitude - as it's based on his own experience and overall outstanding work done here. What needs more author's attention is definitely a fog.

Mark Selga Nesperos (ME-nesperos) will recieve prizes worth about €4674

  • €750 in cash from Evermotion
  • 5 EVERMOTION collections of winner's choice
  • Chaos Group Annual V-Ray license (€380)
  • AXYZ Design an(i)ma + 5 compatible human 3d models (€439)
  • 1 year of Corona Renderer - 3ds Max: FairSaaS License (1 Workstation + 3 Nodes) (€289.99)
  • iToo Forest Pack or RailClone 3 years subscription (€290)
  • Rebusfarm render credits worth €250
  • Fox RenderFarm Rendering Credits for €250
  • GarageFarm render credits worth $400
  • Xrender coins worth €300
  • Pulldownit Pro single license for 3d Max or Maya (€395)
  • R&D MultiScatter and MadCar license (€400)
  • RenderBuzz 6000 renderpoints (€120)
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

 

3rd place - Strahinja Drazic (strale) - Link to Challenge 2016 Thread

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Strahinja Drazic (Strale) - 3rd place. Congratulations!

 

Robert Filipowicz: I really like the lightning and level of detail in the final image. Very interesting idea of the secret garden and one of the best in my opinion.

Barbara Witkowska: I like the contrast between old, dusty objects bathed in a warm light and clear blue fluorescent glow of a miniature garden that must have just grown in a jar. Choosing just one brightest point in the picture would make this artwork even more interesting.

Yavor Stoikov: This image is in the selection because of its interesting idea and appeal. The actual rendering work does not correspond in quality to the other top contestants and there's too much post work involved.

Strahinja Drazic (strale) will receive prizes worth about €2959

  • €500 in cash from Evermotion
  • 5 EVERMOTION collections of winner's choice
  • Chaos Group Annual V-Ray license (€380)
  • AXYZ Design an(i)ma (€249)
  • iToo Forest Pack or RailClone 1 year subscription (€200)
  • GarageFarm render credits worth $200
  • Xrender render coins worth €200
  • R&D MultiScatter license ($200)
  • 6 months of Corona Renderer - 3ds Max: FairSaaS License (1 Workstation + 3 Nodes) (€149.94)
  • Rebusfarm render credits worth €100
  • Fox RenderFarm Rendering Credits worth €150
  • RenderBuzz 4000 renderpoints (€80)
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

 

1st award - Mustafa Oner (mozoner) - Link to Challenge 2016 Thread

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Mustafa Omer - 1st award. Congratulations!

 

Robert FilipowiczYou created here a small beautiful world which i really like. Good idea, great materials and detail makes this work one of the best. 

Barbara Witkowska: Perfectly crafted miniature. The boat and the light on the path is so inviting to discover this small garden. The model of garden is clearly brought out of the background. Great attention to details and well-balanced colour composition. What I'd suggest to make this work even better, would be to make light from the little lanterns a bit brighter and warmer.

Yavor Stoikov: Love the model feel and the fact, that the secret garden can be observed only as an artificial representation. The design is great, the whole image has a lot of artistic merit to it. The image contains more modelling and detail then all the other contestants, yet still has a subtle feel to it. The only setback is the insufficient lighting.

Mustafa Omer will receive:

  • 2 Evermotion Collections of winner's choice
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • RenderBuzz 2000 renderpoints (€40)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

 

2nd award - Matt McDowell - koako - Link to Challenge 2016 Thread

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Matt McDowell - 2nd award. Congratulations!

 

Robert Filipowicz: Interesting image but I see some lacks in lightning and postproduction. After all it is a good work. 

Barbara Witkowska: A very detailed scene, a lot of attention put into every element including the main character. The first plan is so detailed and so interesting, that it could stand as an individual image. A moment caught in the artwork intrigues, it would be even more eye-catchy with more dynamic pose of the character. A big plus for overall outstanding quality!

Yavor Stoikov: Great incorporation of movement in a still image; great interpretation of the idea; and a very appealing rendition, which accentuates floating a lightness and not speed and blurs. The whole concept of rising up to Heaven/another world/the clouds is conveyed to us through subtlety and emotional triggers, hidden in details.

Matt McDowell will receive:

  • 2 Evermotion Collections of winner's choice
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • RenderBuzz 2000 renderpoints (€40)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

 

3rd award - Ajai P K (ajaipk) - Link to Challenge 2016 Thread

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Ajai P K - 3rd award. Congratulations!

 

Robert Filipowicz: Only thing which i can tell is that I would like to be there right now! Almost I hear this falling water and smell those flowers. Good job :)

Barbara Witkowska: A really eye pleasant picture with successful backlight approach. One point perspective guiding us towards light always works!

Yavor Stoikov: Regardless of the somewhat standard composition, the image is full of life and colour. The busy vegetation and the hint at hidden/secret bring great appeal and serenity to the image. There is a great combination of natural growth and man-made amendments, and an appealing hint into a bigger story. The only thing that brings this image lower in my top list is the presence of entries witth even bigger appeal

Ajai P K will receive:

  • 2 Evermotion Collections of winner's choice
  • TopoGun single license ($100)
  • RenderBuzz 2000 renderpoints (€40)
  • Evermotion T-Shirt + paper notebook + cup

 

Honorable mentions: 

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Barbara Witkowska: Honorable mention - Bernardo Arroyo Lindig - Digitalphilia (link to thread) for creating a great sense of mystery and well-executed technical aspects in his artwork.

 

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Barbara Witkowska: Honorable mention - Okan Mutlu Akpinar - Leolozone (link to thread) for carefully planned composition, light and attention to every tiny detail.

 

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Barbara Witkowska: Honorable mention - Vogel Lautaro - LV_LV (link to thread) for building a real sense of a story happening in this artwork.

 

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Yavor Stoikov: Honorable mention - Davide Weber - Thinkyogurt (link to thread): The idea behind this image wins it the place in the selection. Were it a short movie, it would have won. But even in a still form there is such a sharp contrast and disparity and such an intriguing hint of a story way bigger and dramatic, that rendering and image quality are pushed back. 

  

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Robert Filipowicz: Honorable mention - Aristotle Gaddi - Totoymachine (link to thread):  I like the overall feeling of this work. You achieved great colors and perception of depth in this image.

 

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Nguyen Manh Hung: Honorable mention - Amer Farah (link to thread).

 

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Nguyen Manh Hung: Honorable mention - Luis G. Franco (link to thread).

 

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Nguyen Manh Hung: Honorable mention - Mohand Tinedghar (link to thread).

 

FINAL NOTE FROM EVERMOTION TEAM:

Thanks for all participants - you are great! :) We want to also thank our sponsors - without you this challenge would not be possible. And finally we want to thank our jury that spent a lot of time revealing Evermotion Challenge 2016 winners. Congratulations to all and see you in the next Challenge!

OUR SPONSORS: 

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Thinkyogurt14:24:33  |  07-02-2017
oh my god! thanks!
koako15:11:43  |  07-02-2017
Wow! Thank you so much to the judges for their advice and feedback, and again to Evermotion for the inspiration of the challenge.
Leolmg15:12:28  |  07-02-2017
Thank you so much guys!!!!! It was a lot of fun to work on this! Thank you Evermotion for this challenge, and for making me get out from the usual daily work! Thank you all guys. . Leandro
ME_nesperos_2723:53:44  |  07-02-2017
wow! I am so glad I have join this challenge despite of being very busy at work. Thank you Evermotion Team, Juries and Sponsors. Congratulations to all winners and all artist who joined this challenge. -mark
ajaipk09:32:07  |  08-02-2017
Thanks to the Evermotion team,judges and he artist who participated and congrats to the winners..cheers
mozoner17:54:10  |  08-02-2017
make me happy guys , thank you.

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