Enter the 3DModels Challenge “Steampunk: New History”

A new 2024 3DModels challenge, “Steampunk: New History”, has started.

It is a perfect opportunity for all 3D artists to push their creative boundaries and showcase their skills. Are you up for the challenge?

Steampunk: New History 3DModels Challenge

3DModels Challenge “Steampunk: New History”


The topic of this year’s challenge is to create a 3D steampunk-inspired model, put it into an atmospheric 3D environment, and make a stunning render. The model can be a steampunk vehicle, mechanical device, gadget, or invention.

But the judges will require more than that. Don’t forget to read the contest rules to know what you need to do.

Steampunk: New History 3DModels Challenge logo

How to submit

On the 3DModels challenge website, use the submission form and the “Add work” button to submit your entry before the deadline.

Please note that:

1. The render should be at least 1500 pixels wide if the work is horizontal.

2. Render size should not exceed 5 MB and should be in .JPG format.

3. Work can be in any style you like with the use of post-production (low-poly, cartoon, futuristic, etc).

You can read the full requirements at the bottom of the page.

Closing date

The challenge is open for art submission from March 20 to June 5. Submissions end at 15:00 (GMT). 3DModels has set the timer on the page, which is easier for you to follow.

“Steampunk: New History” Prizes

The 3DModels Challenge “Steampunk: New History” is a large rendering event. It is supported by the best companies in the 3D industry.

Steampunk: New History 3DModels Challenge sponsor

Thanks to many sponsors, the prizes for the three top places are amazing. The first place will receive:

  • 1-year OctaneRender Studio + Subscription.
  • Adobe Substance 3D Collection yearly license.
  • 1-year Seat License of InstaMAT.
  • 3DCoat license.
  • One-year KeyShot Pro Subscription.
  • 12-month Marmoset Toolbag license.
  • License of TopoGun.
  • 12-month subscription to The Gnomon Workshop training library.
  • Silo and Milo license (or update to the latest version and a year of free updates).
  • 600 RenderPoints for RebusFarm.
  • RizomUV Perpetual license.
  • Ultra Studio Bundle from Videocopilot.
  • Single license of Pulldownit Pro.
  • PixPlant 5 for Windows license.
  • US$500 render credits from Fox Renderfarm.
  • Full C4Dzone Plugins Suite for Cinema4D and Octane Render Scene packs.
  • iRender 1000 RenderPoints.

In addition, everyone has the chance to receive additional prizes for the art chosen by the sponsors.

Take a look at last year’s challenge

The 3DModels Render challenge is a prestigious competition with operation since 2013. Before taking part in the new challenge this year, let’s take a look at the best renders of the 3D Art Challenge 2023: Sci-Fi Industrial Zone.

Recreation before the war by Ruming Cao

1st place – Recreation before the war by Ruming Cao

Interplanetary Pioneers by Todor Vladev

2nd place – Interplanetary Pioneers by Todor Vladev

Abandoned Secrets by Evgeniy Shatohin

3rd place – Abandoned Secrets by Evgeniy Shatohin

Let’s create an impressive 3D artwork and win a jackpot of amazing prizes.

VFXRendering is honored to accompany 3DModels in the “Steampunk: New History” contest. Our 3D Content Creator, Nakamura Keisuke, is a member of this year’s judging panel.

Visit 3DModels website for the most detailed information about the competition.

Good luck and happy rendering!

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