Contest

Contest time for Adobe’s Substance Painter: Meet MAT 2: The 3D Painting Contest

We’re in the middle of the Substance Painter’s contest, guys. Haven’t heard of it yet? Well, here’s your chance to explore a new software, learn some new skills and even win some great prizes. In case you don’t know, what Substance Painter is, we’ll give you a short summary, before we introduce the task and eventually reveal what’s to win. Curious?

What’s Substance Painter?

If you’re into 3D creation, you have certainly heard of Substance Painter, if you’re not already using it. It is the leading software for 3D digital materials. So, if you want to take your skills beyond a 2D canvas and expand your possibilities, Substance Painter helps you breathe life into your creations. Best thing, there’s a free trial license valid until the 4th of April 2020, the deadline of the contest. So now’s the perfect time to grow your portfolio of skills and potentially even win this contest.

What’s the contest about?

2017 Substance Painter introduced their mascot, MAT, with the first Meet MAT contest. Now that he’s back, he needs a new look. You can help him find his favorite appearance and get a chance to win some highly valuable prices when entering the contest. Just download the latest version of Substance Painter including MAT or, if you just need to update your software, get it here. Add texture with Substance Painter according to how you want him to look, then render and submit (you might need to create an account first).

What are the rules?

  1. You have to use Substance Painter to give MAT his texture and look.
    Although you’re allowed to import resources, you may not use textures you created with other tools.
  2. Regarding shaders, you have to use the default ones provided by Substance Painter.
  3. You’re free to modify any aspect of the mesh template.
    As long as you don’t break the Meet MAT identity, you can add interesting details, even displacement is allowed, but no baking from custom high-poly mesh.
  4. Use the camera included in the Meet MAT project and include two Iray® renders.
    Make the cameras C1 and C7 from the MeetMAT scene, ideal rendering resolution: 4096 x 2160 pixels (minimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels).
    You can include up to 3 additional renders, too. Hint: look at the rendering guideline section to get the best results.
  5. Only one artwork per artist is allowed

These are the principal rules to enter this contest. Please also read the full terms & conditions, if you want to participate in the contest. If you want to know more in general, or cannot wait to participate, visit Meet Mat 2: the 3D Texturing Contest Returns

What are the prizes?

There are three different groups of contestants to be considered. Student and general contestants as last year and new this year: schools. They will be picked by the best student ratings. If you’re not a student, you belong to the general contestant group consisting of professionals, freelancers and anyone, who wants to give it a shot no matter their skill level. So here go the prices:

School contestants

1st position

  • 15 Substance annual licenses
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • MeetMAT Gold Trophy (organised by you, but we can pay for it if we can get our Rookies branding on it as well as Substance?)

2nd position

  • 10 Substance annual licenses
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • A webinar session with the founders of The Rookies giving valuable career advice and demo reel feedback to your class

3rd position

  • 5 Substance annual licenses
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 3 x Demo reel reviews to selected students of the winning school

 

Student contestants

Grand Prize winner

  • HpZ4 with z27 inch monitors (model TBD) with NVIDIA RTX4000
  • 10″ Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D print of the entry model ($500)
  • 1 Story Killer – Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (75€)
  • 1 year Substance Indie
  • 1 year of Creative Cloud All app
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • ‘Secret’ Studio Tour offered by The Rookies
  • One lucky winner will win a behind the scenes look at a post-production A full day of meeting people and seeing first hand how the various departments work.
  • 1x Wacom Cintiq 16 Creative pen display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and Wacom Pro Pen 2 technology to take your creative ideas to the next level. €599.90 / $649.95

2nd position

  • HP Omen X 2s RTX 2080
  • One 8″ Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D print of the entry model ($350)
  • 1 Sentai Maria (65€)
  • 1 year Substance Indie
  • 1 year of Creative Cloud All app
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • Mentorship offred by The Rookies: A 1-on-1 session with the founders of The Rookies giving valuable career advice and demo reel

3rd position

  • HP Z27 inch Display
  • One 6″ Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D print of the entry model ($250)
  • Teddy Troops DIY 6 pouces + Teddy Troops OG 4 pouces (50€)
  • 1 year Substance Indie
  • 1 year of Creative Cloud All app
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • Rookies Merchandise
  • $150 worth of merch from The Rookies shop – LINK

4th to 10th position:

  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest

 

General contestants

Grand Prize winner

  • HP Z4 with z27 inch monitors (model TBD) with NVIDIA RTX5000
  • 1 Beastie Head par Alexone (at your choice) (599,90€)
  • 1st places: One 10″ Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D print of the entry model ($500)
  • 1 year Substance Indie
  • 1 year of Creative Cloud All app
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • 1x Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 High-end creative pen computer of the 2nd generation powered by i7 Intel® chips, 16 GB system memory, 512 GB SSD, NVIDIA® Quadro® P1000 graphics and Thunderbolt connectivity. €3,599.90 / $3,499.95

2nd position

  • HP Omen X 2s RTX 2080
  • 8″ Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D print of the entry model ($350) provided by Artoyz
  • 12 Teddy Troops Series 2 + 1 Teddy Troops DIY OG + 1 Teddy Troops DIY Caps + 1 Teddy
    Troops 6 inch DIY (300€)
  • 1 year Substance Indie
  • 1 year of Creative Cloud All app
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • 1x Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 Professional creative pen display with a stunning 4k (3840 x 2160) resolution, virtually no parallax and the latest Wacom Pro Pen 2 technology for a lag-free experience. €1,599.90 / $1,499.95

3rd position

  • HP Z27 inch Display
  • One 6″ Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D print of the entry model ($250)
  • Toxic Candies Pomme d’Amour + Toxic Candies Berry + Toxic Candies Marge Mallow (105€)
  • 1 year Substance Indie
  • 1 year of Creative Cloud All app
  • Our 3 books:
    • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest
    • Yechawood: The Art of Zhelong Xu
    • The PBR Guide: A Handbook for Physically Based Rendering
  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • 1x Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Professional creative pen tablet with an active area of 224 x 148 mm for smooth and unobstructed work with the Wacom Pro Pen 2 €379.90 / $379.95

4th to 10th position:

  • 1 MeetMAT figurine
  • Meet MAT: The Art Book of the 3D Painting Contest

We wish you best of luck! Let the games begin!

 

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