Create your own kick-ass superhero in this 7-day challenge and win fabulous prizes!
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Winners and finalists of the Superhero Challenge 2020
1st Prize: The Last Stylebender by Juan Villeda 2nd Prize: The Morphing Phantom by Edi Sagala
Marmoset Choice: ARA by Caiphus Moore Popular Prize: Malcolm by José Carlos Pacifico Costa
Maria Panfilova Choice - CrystalClear by Zach Sharts Daniele Danko Angelozzi Choice - Corona by Prabath Wijayantha Marlon Nunez Choice - Bivi Flo by Joel Moran Daniel Bel Choice - The Last Stylebender by Juan Villeda Paloma Alperi and Carlos Sastre Choice - Geal the Healer by Ariel Chen
We want to make sure you stay creative so go ahead and download one of our basemeshes as starting point and get inspired. We encourage you to use them as starting point, so give them your own style and look!
We encorage you to use them as starting point
You're the Creator, but we're at your side
During the challenge week, we're with you!
To help you move along and get the steps right, we will deliver daily tips and tricks on character design, ZBrush and best practices.
Our goal is to help you improve while you're working on this Challenge.
Treat it as your roadmap!
But...what are the rules?!
— ZBrush is the main software of creation.
— Be original! What is the hero super power? What makes him unique? Do not create any existing superhero, make sure is original and get your own style!
— Only one entry and one image per participant
— You can render or display the character in any software of your choice.
— Your final submission can be in clay, but we encourage you to submit a fully textured and posed character to get better chances to win.
— You can paint over or manipulate your work in 2D, but make sure it's not more than 10% of the image.
— The artwork should be in 3D. 2D is only allowed in elements of expression of the image
You can always go ahead and download the trial for 30 days at Pixologic™ website
Can I use other software other than ZBrush?
The main software of creation is ZBrush. If you still dont have it, you can download the free 30 days trial in the Pixologic website.
You can use Marmoset, Substance Painter, Photoshop etc, but the core of your project should be done in Zbrush.
Can I do a villain?
Yeah why not! Just make sure is your own idea ;)
Can I submit only the sculpt?
Yes, you can, but.... We encourage you to fully present your hero. That means textured and posed. This will give more chances to get your entry selected among the finalists ;) If you don't know how to texture, you'll have access to a short video to help you get started. Give it a try!
Can I do a fan-art from an existing superhero?
No, the superhero should be fully original. Make it yours!
Can I make a superhero from scratch, without basemesh?
Yes, you totally can. Our tools are there to support you, but their use is not compulsory.
What is the art style?
You can use the style of your choice. Realistic, stylized, figurative....doesnt matter, just make it original!
Can I participate with a 2D entry?
The main purpose of the challenge is develop your 3D skills. Even if you are not familiar with Zbrush, we are by your side. We will release daily videos that will help you to create your character.
What is this GMT+0 time zone of the challenge?
GMT+0 is London time
Can use Zbrush Core or a free trial version?
Yes, any version of Zbrush works.
Can I work with Blender?
Only as an additional software. The core of your model should be done in Zbrush.
How do I get a free basemesh?
Sign up for the Challenge and you will get it by email. Here's the link to download them, if you missed it.
How do I submit my work?
Submissions will be open on this page from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31 (23:59:59 GMT+0)
How and where can my fans vote for my work?
As soon as you submit your artwork, you will get a shareable link so that your friends can support you. One vote per person per day is allowed. You can vote for multiple characters - whoever you like.