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2024 Reallusion 3D Character Contest


Groundbreaking character workflow for leading studios worldwide 

From character design and modeling to animation, Reallusion is revolutionizing the 3D industry with innovative pipelines with ZBrush, Unreal Engine, Blender, Omniverse that automate character production without sacrificing creative flexibility. Reallusion’s extensive content ecosystem provides ready-made models and motions suitable for various mediums, including games, films, architectural visualization, digital doubling, and twinning. Character Creator stands out as the premier character creation platform, while iClone offers the most intuitive real-time animation editing. Combined with the rich asset library on ActorCore, character designers and artists can achieve impressive results at unprecedented speeds.

Calling for passionate and exceptional 3D artists

The 2024 Reallusion 3D Character Contest offers the 3D art community an excellent opportunity to experience industry-leading solutions and learn from seasoned professionals. It's also a great platform to showcase your talent and skills to a global audience, gain valuable feedback, and see how you compare with your peers. Reallusion invites all enthusiastic 3D artists to participate, including concept artists, character artists, 3D scan artists, animators, digital modelers, and sculptors. Discover how easily iClone and Character Creator can enhance your existing artistic pipeline and how ActorCore provides the foundation to rig any character for real-time animation.

Explore fully-licensed Reallusion software for 3 months

Reallusion is excited to welcome new artists by offering free 3-month access to its software and plugin suites for qualified applicants with exceptional skills. To apply, simply submit your online portfolio (like ArtStation) for review. This one-time offer includes the chance to experience Character Creator, iClone, AccuFACE, Headshot, Face Tools, and Unreal Live Link.

Sponsored by the biggest names in the 3D industry with a $45,000 prize pool

This event is sponsored by top names in the animation industry, with $45,000 in cash and products up for grabs. Physical prizes include NVIDIA RTX-4070 laptop and full mocap solutions from Rokoko and Noitom. Software prizes include KitBash3D Cargo,, 3Dconnexion, Keen Tools and a Maxon One license that includes ZBrush.

Reallusion is also honored to have well-regarded judges such as ZBrush Guides founder and Blender expert Pablo Munos, and renowned Blender filmmaker Martin Klekner.

Contest categories for submission

The 2024 Reallusion 3D Character Contest features three main categories: “Best Character Design,” “Best Character Animation,” and “Best AccuRIG Character.” Each category offers unique cash and product prizes. The "Best Character Design" and "Best Character Animation" categories are further divided into “Realistic” and “Stylized” subcategories, mirroring their respective prize distribution models. In all, there are five contest categories:

  • Best Character Design (Realistic & Stylized)
  • Best Character Animation (Realistic & Stylized)
  • Best AccuRIG Character

Gain exposure, win prizes, and become a partner

Besides cash awards and special prizes, Reallusion will offer distinguished contestants featured on renowned 3D media sites. Selected artists may also be invited to join the digital content creation ecosystem and monetize their work, or be contracted for showcase projects. What are you waiting for? Join now and submit your entry before September 1 (PST) to win big!


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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