And the winner of the Christmas 3D Printing Challenge: Welcome To The North Pole is…
Posted By Arthur Cassaignau on Jan 8, 2014 |
Christmas 3D printing challenge: CGtrader, many other partners and us challenged 3D designers to create a 3D printable answer to seize the Christmas spirit. In other words, we have challenged that red-coated white-bearded monopolist of gift giving. And so it was…for a few weeks 36 daredevils accepted the challenge and sharpened their minds and produced 248 3D models which can become tangible gifts or decorations.
We hope that your Christmas was joyful and… 3D printful. If you have a 3D printer at home, you probably tried to print some prodigious items. You could find unique ones right here. For example, Santa who is doing a selfie, Santa on a motorcycle or Santa who is doing an epic split. And if you wanted an extraordinary decoration, you could 3D print, for example, statues from Easter island with Christmas hats on their heads.
You could select anything you want from a big variety of items, as there was a bunch of interesting ideas adapted to 3D printing. However, here are those models which, we think, are the best.
BEST CHRISTMAS 3D PRINTABLE PORTFOLIO
This is our champion. 63 models is a truly powerful statement to be named the author of the best portfolio. Do not misguide yourself – quantity is not everything. Bogdan made a lot of original models and presented himself with a unique approach to Christmas. You can see the example of it in picture above. Who could thought about Santa Claus riding a tank instead of his sledge?
Bogdan gets Felix 2.0 DIY 3D printer kit, 500 USD from CGTrader, assembled Filabot Wee, 3D printing your model of choice by 3D Print UK, 200 EUR gift card for 3D printing by Sculpteo, filaments from Colorfabb, filaments and promotional features on Kentstrapper, CGTrader T-shirt.
Sajid Diaz (ZbrushingMX) could be a true role-model – he is always quick to react to trends which are happening in the world. He made 21 models for this challenge. Here is the perfect example of what Sajid does the best – Santa Selfie is something that refers Christmas attributed with a trend – selfies.
Here is another good example of what kind of originality we expected. Statues of Easter Island with Santa’s hats. Emerson Rosa brought 10 models and simple but original approach for this challenge.
BEST CHRISTMAS 3D PRINTABLE MODEL FROM THE CHRISTMAS 3D PRINTING CHALLENGE
Santa Claus Bust by Guido Vrola
Hail Santa! Guido Vrola created a super-detailed bust of the main competitor – Santa Claus himself. As it has a chess-like statuette. You can 3D print it, put on a chessboard and play till the checkmate – till the king (Santa) will have no option, just to admit that he is defeated. Brilliant idea, Guido! Congrats!
Linked Star Ornament by Francisco Javier Ortiz Vázquez
Do not worry, if you did not have any original decorations for your Christmas tree last year. Francisco did his job that you will have a remarkably unorthodox decoration to put on a Christmas tree. Unique idea, challenging design and good approach – this is what we need when we think about 3D printable Christmas decorations.
Christmasball by dbalex
Caged bird cannot sing, huh? Well, caged 3D model can be good enough to ensure dbalex a 3rd place in this challenge. An astonishing construction made with 3D printer – this is something what should be considered as a proper and original Christmas tree decoration.
Many thanks to all participants! We wish you the best and we hope to see those Christmas decorations hang next Decemeber.