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The Blender World Cup #4 Has Begun


Blender World CupThe Blender World Cup topic is out. So all those who have signed up, get your pens out and start sketching your ideas. The competition will be fierce this year.

For anyone who hasn't signed up, there will be a prize for the 'Best of the Rest' so feel free to join in and hone your skills.

For all entries please visit this thread at

Competition Topic

The inspirational words are below, interpret them as you wish, and create a fantastic piece.

Distant Future




Competition Rules
The Deadline for entries will be the 1st August 12GMT

1) The submitted image must be 1 megapixel or more.
1a) Animations may be smaller but will need a still frame sent with them

2) You will be asked to send a .Blend file, or screenshot with your entry as verification of Blender content.

3) Having said that, all tools are fair game, Photoshop, Yafray, photos & matte paintings used as backdrops or textures.... You are the artist, blender is one of your tools.


1) Do your thing, and do it well.

2) Artistic creativity is crucial in winning. First impressions, feelings, and emotions generally over-rule realism to voters, be free.

3) Sketch your ideas before modelling them, think about things such as composition long before getting into 3D, plan your use of effects such as DOF, Motion Blur, Glow at the begining.

4) Enhance your fan-base early. Post your sketches and ideas to the forum as quickly as possible, excite them, and have them follow your work, free voters, and good Crit.

5) Push the boundaries of your knowledge and learn something new.


As the artist you retain full copyright of any entered work. However, by submitting the work to the BWC, you are agreeing to give me (or any future BWC organiser) permission to use the image for BWC publicity.

About the Author

Doug Ollivier

I am an Industrial Design student, and Admin of Blender battles.


  1. Great!

    Can't you start a Blender World Cup WIP forum over at so that all wip-thread are collected at one place?

  2. "As the artist you retain full copyright of any entered work. However, by submitting the work to the BWC, you are agreeing to give me (or any future BWC organiser) permission to use the image for BWC publicity."

    It would have been nice if you had, you know, mentioned creative commons. Just something like the above, followed by a "However, we encourage you to use the creative commons license for your work, as it will allow others to build on it..."

    I think it's important that we create a free model library along with this great app, because having a wide range of models to use in art like that can save a bit of time and such. Encouraging people to free their art, I think, is very important for that kind of thing.

  3. Not against sharing models but using somebody' else models (free ones or purchased, does not really matter) is hardly something very creative... "Gather some models, arrange them, then press render" does not sound like description of creative work to me. Just personal opinion.

  4. Gustav, that is a good idea, i'll talk to the other mods about it.

    ethana2: Creative commons is a good thing, however I don't see it as my job to promote it, or limit people to using it. its the artists choice whether to distribute things under CC. Saying that they retain full Copyright in no way limits someone's ability to CC their work.

  5. @_RK_: I agree that using other's works can hardly be considered creative, but then, to have work on creative commons means newbies like myself can get at the work and see for themselves the way the work was done.

    Personally, I think participants should be given the choice whether to put it into CC or retain their full copyrights, because, well, they have the right to choose.

    BTW good luck to all participants!

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