We were really impressed by the contest entries and the quality and inventiveness of the work. When Shapeways started out we mainly had character modellers on site. It really amazed us how well Shapeways members could do product design. I would really like to thank everyone that participated for pointing the way to the future of mass customization and personal manufacturing, making us smile and inspiring us. I would also like to thank everyone that voted..and drum roll please..selected Peter Hermans and his DDW Punnik2.0 Waistband as the winner!
All the entries are in for our Dutch Design Week Contest. So, who will be the winner? Who will win $250 in 3D printing and their very own model shipped to them for free after their model is exhibited at the Dutch Design Week? You get to decide! Go to the contest gallery to check out all the entrants and vote for your favorites. Which model to you exemplifies 'every day design'? What would you like to have 3D printed and use in your home? Will it be something beautiful, inspiring, useful, original? We will announce your choice on the 30th.
For the month of October we will be running a contest together with AWN, Animation World Network. If you somehow managed to miss this great resource for 3d modelers you should check it out.
The contest is titled: does your character have character? So while our contest for this month is aimed at product designers this is one is for all you character modelers and animators out there. So, what does character mean, and how do you show that your model has it?
This one will be quite a challenge because it is a 3D printing contest. All the high end tricks with shading, lighting etc. you can just throw overboard because with a maximum polycount of 100,000 and a definition of 0.2mm in the produced model, animating for 3D printing is an entirely different story. So it is back to basics and back to the actual design.
We will print out the winner's design, give it to them and give that person $250 in 3D printing. The top 3 designs will be featured on Shapeways and AWN.
To enter submit your model to Shapeways with the tag AWN. You can submit your entries until the 20th of October. We will announce the winner on October 30st.