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Official Contest Rules

2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off

Welcome to the second ZBrush 2021 Virtual Summit! Below are the 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off competition official rules. This contest is completely open to the entire ZBrush Community, with ZBrush, ZBrushCore, ZBrushCoreMini and the ZBrush 2020 Trial version.

In order to be eligible for prizes in this year's LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off you will be required to stream yourself working in ZBrush/ZBrushCore/ZBrushCoreMini, or the ZBrush 2020 Trial Version. Your creation must fit with the contest theme for the full 3 hours. This stream must take place on either the Twitch or YouTube platforms. To learn more on streaming on these platforms click here.

The whole contest will be streamed live to the public on all Pixologic streaming platforms (YouTube, Twitch and Facebook). We will be switching through contestants’ YouTube and Twitch streams to provide a live play-by–play.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Date of contest: Saturday October 23rd, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST.

  • The Pixologic stream will go live at 12:00 PM PST on Saturday October 23rd. Pixologic’s Paul Gaboury will begin with a thirty minute pre-show before they signal the start for competitors at 12:30PM PST to begin sculpting. It’s recommended to have that stream up in your browser so you are aware of the start of the Sculpt-Off and don’t accidentally begin early.

Hardware

  • A fast internet connection is recommended for a quality stream. You must stream your screen during the competition while you are sculpting to qualify for prizes.
  • A webcam is optional.
  • Find more information on the speeds and guidelines for Twitch and YouTube.

Rules

  1. In order to be eligible for a prize you must be streaming live during the entire broadcast of the 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off, Saturday October 23rd, 12:30PM - 3:30PM PST on either Twitch or YouTube.
    • If your broadcast is not maintained for the complete three hours you will be subject to disqualification.
    • If you start sculpting early on the piece for the competition or end late, you will be subject to disqualification.
  2. If an internet connection is lost or have you experienced a power outage during the 3 hours of the LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off, a link to all multiple stream replay videos must be provided. The video replays must have taken place during the 3 hours of the LIVE Sculpt-Off and total time between any replay videos can’t exceed 10 minutes. These streams must show a consistency of the sculpted piece from one video to another. Any major changes to a model that is not captured in any of the stream replay videos will be a cause for disqualification.
  3. Your stream channel must be set to automatic recording during the 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off. For more information on setting auto recording in Twitch and Youtube.
  4. Your stream title must begin with #LIVEZBrushSculptOff2021.
  5. Download the official 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off competitor graphic to be visible in your stream. This graphic must be visible on your screen for the entire time of the contest.
  6. In order to qualify for any prize, the recording of your 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off stream must be available on your channel for re-watch until winners have been announced.
  7. This contest is about original work from you! Please stay away from sculpting personalities that exist already in popular culture (Don’t sculpt any iconic characters.)
  8. You have 3 hours to complete a single final image that must be submitted on the official 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off topic on ZBrushCentral.com by 3:30PM PST.
  9. Your final image uploaded to ZBrushCentral must be a minimum 1500 pixels in either horizontal or vertical dimension.
  10. You can only use the following software during the competition: ZBrush, ZBrushCore, ZBrushCoreMini, or the ZBrush 2020 Trial Version.
  11. The ZBrush interface must be visible the entire time of the 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off. A webcam is not required but is encouraged.
  12. BASE MESH: You are only allowed to begin your sculpt with a file or asset included in the default installation of the most recent version of ZBrush, ZBrushCore, ZBrushCoreMini or the ZBrush 2020 Trial Version.
  13. Importing or loading of any meshes that are premade is prohibited.
  14. BRUSHES: You are allowed to use any sculpting brushes you want during the contest, except for inset mesh brushes.
    • ONLY Insert Mesh brushes that are part of the standard installation of ZBrush are allowed to be used during the contest.
  15. PLUGINS/MACROS: You are allowed to use any plugins or macros, as long as they do not create new geometry or modify existing geometry.
  16. Decimation Master and ZRemesher can be used throughout the competition.
  17. CUSTOM UI/HOTKEYS: You are allowed to use Custom UI and Hotkeys.
  18. Background Image: Images used as background elements can only contain a solid color or color gradient on the final entry. No other element can be in any used background images, including a blurred HDRI image. However, background elements created in ZBrush during the 3 hours are allowed.
  19. All elements in the final image have to be created during the 3 hour time slot of the competition.
  20. You are allowed to create, or import pre-created BPR Render Settings and BPR Filter Presets during the competition.
  21. RENDERS: One final image of your sculpt must be completed and uploaded to the designated ZBrushCentral topic by 3:30PM PST. Any entry after this time will be disqualified from being judged.
  22. No personal or commercial logos are allowed on the final image(s) or within the sculpt.
  23. You can use any digital reference images you’d like to view. Do not put any final concept images on the monitor that will be broadcasted during the stream. We would like to keep it as a surprise for the viewers to see when you have completed your sculpt.
  24. Please keep images ‘clean’ for live streaming. No mature content and please also be sensitive to the viewership. Google "Safe-Search friendly."
  25. All contestants must abide by rules and regulations of the country in which they reside at time of the contest.
  26. Any image deemed to contain content that depicts racial, political, religious or any other inflammatory material in an inappropriate manner may be disqualified and removed. Interpretation of what is and is not appropriate material is at the sole discretion of Pixologic.

What you win

Prizes to be announced at a later date, prior to the beginning of the contest.

IMAGE SUBMISSION

You will only need to submit one final image. To qualify for prizes you will need to post your final image in the official 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off topic on ZBrushCentral.com.

The requirements for submission are below.

  1. Your final image must be posted as a reply to the official 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off topic on ZBrushCentral.com.
  2. Your final image uploaded to ZBrushCentral must be a minimum 1500 pixels in either horizontal or vertical dimension.
  3. Background Image: Images used as background elements can only contain a solid color or color gradient on the final image. No other element can be in any used background images, including a blurred HDRI image. However, background elements created in ZBrush during the 3 hours are allowed.
  4. Your post in the official 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off topic must begin with the following:
    • Final Submission (Your Name)
      • Example: Final Submission Paul Gaboury
  5. Along with your final image, include a link to your recorded stream.
  6. All final images must be uploaded by 3:30PM PST on Saturday October 23rd, 2021.
    • Don’t be late. Late submissions will not be eligible for any prizes.

Judging

You will need to post your final image as a reply to the ZBrushCentral.com 2021 LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off topic.

  1. Winners will be announced Tuesday, October 26th.
  2. A panel of judges will evaluate all submitted final images and pick the winner of the competition.
  3. The judges will also be checking to see if any contestant has broken any rules or have not captured the theme.
  4. Judges will have the authority to disqualify any entry image where they deem the rules to have been broken.

All times are subject to change.

Pixologic reserves the right to change these rules at any time without prior notice.

Please contact zbrushsummit@pixologic.com with any questions.

Good luck, and Happy ZBrushing!