I would like to thank the challengers and guests for taking part in this event, the seventh among many more to come! I would also like to send a big thank you to my sponsors for taking part and help in making this great challenge possible. With Quixel and Megascans leading this one, along with YulioVR, Laubwerk, Lumion and Ranch Computing as the primary sponsors. And also prize sponsors – iToo Software, AXYZ Design, VIZPARK,
Big thanks to fellow jury panel members Teddy Bergsman, Peter Guthrie, Gianpiero Monopoly, Andreas Landgren and Lasse Rode for dedicating their time and professional expertise not only for the final judgment but also supporting my efforts behind the scenes all the time.
Stay tuned for the Making-Of articles by the winners that I’ll post during this month. First one by the 1st place winner is going live come Monday, next week.
3 months + 15 days, 444 entries, 55 final entries, 24 finalists, 3 winners + 3 honorable mentions. 1 dedicated website and 1 new companion community site for the blog was born!
It is clear now that using the Megascans assets helped to reach higher levels of realism, enhanced by the fact the entrants had to consider full 3d treatment for the VR’s with YulioVR.
For the full monty, jump to CABINS Home Page and read the full mission statement, along with inspiration, concept art, jury panel and more.
Words from the Jury Panel
Before we announce the winners, here’s what jury panel members, Teddy Bergsman, Gianpiero Monopoly and Andreas Landgren, had to say to all of the challengers.
CEO and Co-Founder – Quixel AB, Sweden. Marquee Sponsor!
Judging the winners and honorable mentions turned out to be a real challenge, and there are many more entries that will stay with me besides the ones that ultimately made it to the very top.
Thank you, everyone, for your hard work and final submissions — and for everyone in the community it has inspired!
Co-Founder – State of Art Academy, Italy.
I had the honor and pleasure of taking part as a judge in this exciting challenge, which involved many artists from all over the world on a topic that was far from easy.
First of all, I would like to say that the overall level of the entries was really high and as a member of the jury, I had some difficulties in choosing the winners. This is a good thing!
I want to say to all of you who did not win that your work deserves the full attention from our Industry and I want to encourage everybody to pursue the goals set as artists with vigor and determination and to work day by day to improve yourselves.
Here I saw and found a lot of talent and willingness to put oneself in the game… essential characteristics to get success in life.
I wish everybody that this is only the beginning or continuation of something important in your ArchViz journey.
Co-Founder – Tomorrow AB, Sweden.
The best proposals were those who had a poetic flair, and I look forward seeing this aspect explored in future challenges.
For me, the winner is Bartosz Domiczek. From the compositional point of view, in their simplicity, I found the images well-made. I also appreciated the design and the environment in which the cabins were placed and shown in the images. I think there was particular attention in the rendering of atmospheres. At times evocative, and also unusual.
Also, I consider as a plus, the high naturalness which blends all the elements. All this makes this work remarkable and of extraordinary interest.
The way its portrayed is both poetic and sensitive. The project shows an excellent understanding of light, color, and design. As impressive is the number of variations that Bartosz rendered beautifully.
Second Place Winning Entry by Jamie Holmes
Jamie is no stranger to challenges on the blog and he wins once more showcasing remarkable full 3d world building above and below the water!
Also in this work, the composition is well-made, and I appreciated a lot some unusual points of view which hit my attention. The natural effect given by the images is extraordinary, and the environment creation was so well-done.
I would have liked seeing some images with night or sunset conditions because they would have given a significant variety to the whole set and conveyed more emotions.
Third Place Winning Entry by Sergey Ferley
Seeing the initial concept illustration by Sergey I was already hooked, and the amazing thing is that when you see the final result, you appreciate what Sergey did even more
Sergey did fantastic use of Yulio’s sound feature in his 360 VR tour.
It elevated the experience beyond all else and took the further step in bringing us into this world he created.
Three Honorable Mentions
It is impressive that the interior renders, the environment and Cabin all have the same level of quality. You can imagine the wild animals that curiously watch from a distance.
The 360 VR tour sure does the work in getting you there!
Congratulate the Winners. Talk about CABINS…