Animation World Network/Shapeways 3D Printing Contest

Blender artists should definitely join in!

In collaboration with the [Animation World Network](, the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, Shapeways is proud to announce a new design contest. All character modelers and animators from around the world are invited to participate in the contest entitled "Does Your Character Have Character."

The contest should prove to be challenge due to the fact that it is a 3D printing contest. Because of the maximum polycount of 100,000 and a definition of 0.2mm in the produced model, all the high end methods associated with shading, lighting etc have to be thrown out the window. It’s strictly back to basics. The aim of the contest: what does your character represent and how do you show that with your model. The focus: design and the limitless creativity one has for it.

To enter the contest simply upload your model to Shapeways and add the tag AWN to it. You can submit designs to the contest until October 20th. The winner will will be announced on the 30th of October. The winner will receive a $250 Shapeways certificate for 3D Printing. The top three designs will also be featured on Shapeways and AWN.