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The following list are the Top 50 projects submitted to The Rookies.


2D to 3D Shark Guy

Created by: Noah Williamson
Member Level: contender

3D model and render of a piece by Taran Fiddler.

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"The Fisherman"

Created by: Javier Fúrquez Ezquibel
Member Level: contender

It is a story of struggle between two species from another world. For years, these bone fish the "GOLDOOM" have served as food for the entire town. The "KABURS" body full of huge scars is proof of the difficulty of his capture. Today "The Fisherman" will feed his family with the capture of his respected and dangerous a

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The Stallion

Created by: Joaline ARTIGUES
Member Level: player

The goal of this exercise was to make an animal with the design of our choice and then to create its fur. I did all aspects of this project. Enjoy ! (still in wip)

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Tasty cake

Created by: Amethesh Lgp
Member Level: contender

Made in Blender and textured in substance painter. This is my first try at organic modelling and texturing. Hope you like it

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Miaou ?

Created by: Alice Mondot
Member Level: debut

First grooming project ever, I have worked on all aspects. Hard but fun ! NO COMPOSITING, only rough renders here.

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Blender Guru Tutorial Donut Render

Created by: Jason Nightingale
Member Level: debut

I decided to dabble with the tutorial from Andrew Price from YouTube. This is the final render. I seem with it so far.I had done the tutorial before, but there definitely new differences to the tutorial I had last done. It is not quite like Andrew's donut, but I am getting there.

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Raijin Stun Rifle

Created by: Mateo Linares
Member Level: rookie

This is a redesign of the Tikhar rifle from the Metro series, incorporating a melee stun gun attachment. The gun was modeled at 60k polys in Maya/ZBrush, rigged and animated in Blender, and brought into Unreal Engine. The environment was created for a previous environment project.

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Metal Sonic

Created by: Jonathan Truong
Member Level: player

Metal sonic 3D model made for a school excercise at VFX-Workshop.Modeling into 3DS Max, Rigging, animation, Shading, Rendering, Grass particles into Blender, texturing into blender & Substance Painter - Designer, compositing into blender, photoshop & after effectsBackground image from "Sonic the Hedgehog" (2020)

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Desert Ruins

Created by: Nemanja Dojkic
Member Level: contender

Matte painting based on a concept art by Jonathan Dufresne.

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Terriermon

Created by: Cesar Manrique
Member Level: rookie

Sculpt and rendering of this little digimon from digimon tamers. based on the concept by suikuzu (https://www.deviantart.com/suikuzu/gallery). Rendered in Blender

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Canadensis Lynx

Created by: Léa Bridiers
Member Level: debut

Glad to present you my first grooming project! All aspects done by me. No comp.

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SEAL Team Six Loadout

Created by: Andy Huang
Member Level: contender

Personal Project based on the loadout of a SEAL Team Six Operator.

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Abandoned AT-TE Walker

Created by: Jonathan Truong
Member Level: player

This project was made, in collaboration with Artin Sasonetti for the modeling and William Lazareff for the background picture, for may the 4th at VFX-Workshop.Modeling into 3dsmax.UVs, shading, rigging, lighting, particles, rendering into blender.Texturing into substancepainter.Compositing into photoshop.

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2D to 3D Teeth

Created by: Noah Williamson
Member Level: contender

2D to 3D of this awesome piece [email protected] / @BoonDraws on twitter

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Seagulls' Cry

Created by: Gregory Smith
Member Level: contender

Created to test BD3D's amazing 'Scatter' addon for Blender.The wreck was textured in Substance Painter; the sky and sea were DMP'd in Photoshop.

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Iguana

Created by: Teemu Hartikainen
Member Level: contender

My first finished personal 3D project.

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Stylized Self 3D portrait

Created by: Ezzahir Anass
Member Level: contender

Made a 3D portrait of myself using blender and cycles, helped me discover my personal style of modelling characters!

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Blade Runner in Unreal Engine

Created by: Alistair Grant
Member Level: contender

Presenting a Neo-Noir Cyberpunk scene influenced by Syd Mead's concept art for Blade Runner and pushing my own references for creating a 'sunken' place. Made in Unreal Engine 4, Substance Painter and Blender. This project was an unofficial submission for the EXP/DiNusty Cyberpunk challenge 2020.

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Tarkeer Killessi (Realtime Character)

Created by: Ash Dickens
Member Level: player

I learned a lot with this one, if I could I would go back and overhaul the topology and UV management but figured it was time to move on to new projects.

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The Ogre Warrior

Created by: Ruben Evangelisti
Member Level: contender

Here it is my last project! I've finally textured and shaded the model that I have modeled a few month ago, I have painted the base of the skin to Zbrush and than imported it to Substance Painter.I've used Xgen for the Hair and Fur, in the end rendered the character using Vray Next for Maya.Hope you like it! smiley

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Winter Diorama

Created by: Nace Jelovcan
Member Level: contender

A stylized diorama created to practice wood sculpting and foliage creation.

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Colibri

Created by: Toivo Huhtaniska
Member Level: contender

Hero asset for a personal project. Initially a small rowboat, it grew into an extravaganza of sails and ropes, worthy of a showcase of its own.Modeling in Blender, sculpting in Zbrush, texturing in sbs painter.

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Hyena

Created by: Jean-Mathieu Walker
Member Level: player

Fur project made in ESMA LYON 2nd year. I have worked on all aspects including concept art. No compositing

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Dami

Created by: Funso Sylvester Dorgu
Member Level: player

African female made with zbrush and blender. My second attempt with texturing xyz maps.

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Triceratops sculpt

Created by: Swann VALENZA
Member Level: player

This was a very cool personnal project, the goal was to create something appealing by the posing and the colors ! Hope you like it !

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Black Torch X Overwatch - Ichika Kishimojin fanart

Created by: Maxim Polevshikov
Member Level: player

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. In this artwork, I tried to study and convey the Overwatch style by porting the character from the Black Torch manga to a game-ready 3d model, not just mimicking an existing style, but bringing something new to it. I hope I got at least some of this. What do you think guys?

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Last Journey Together

Created by: Donald Cela
Member Level: player

A pack of dinosaurs and their "companions" are facing difficult times. Created in Blender 2.81, rendered in Eevee realtime render.

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Ye Xian

Created by: Andee Antillon
Member Level: player

Happy New Year!I'm excited to share my entry for the KeyShot 2019 Holiday Render Contest! Featuring RealCloth and Fuzz new in KeyShot 9.

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Real Kirby

Created by: Noah Williamson
Member Level: contender

Wanted to try my hand at making a realistic Smash Bros character after seeing Rafael Grassetti do it awhile back.

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PS4 Dual-Shock Wireless Game Controller

Created by: Amber B.
Member Level: contender

PS4 Dual-Shock Wireless Game Controller 3D visualization3D Modelled, textured, rendered in Cycles and Eevee, Blender 2.9

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Tennis Ball

Created by: Amber B.
Member Level: contender

Trying to make a realistic tennis ball.

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"Rorschach" the soul hunter.

Created by: Javier Fúrquez Ezquibel
Member Level: contender

WIP of a new creature that I have called "Rorschach" the soul hunter.In this case, the idea was a creature that has the function of absorbing the souls of the defeated in combat, hehe.The concept of Rorschach is related to the psychological test, like the mask of watchmen. While it absorbs the souls,

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Survival Gear of a Creature Hunter

Created by: Christopher Angus Roelofse
Member Level: player

This is my submission for the Weekly Drill "Survival Gear". I took the topic and manipulated it a little bit. Instead of making actual survival gear, I went for a themed survival gear version. The idea behind this is that these are the survival tools needed by a creature hunter, in a parallel fantasy-like universe.

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Chamaeleonidae

Created by: Gerard Pasqual Gill
Member Level: rookie

Hello everyone! Here I am again with Blender. I made this scene looking a real style. I picked some reference about differents Chameleon to create the texture. I did the light looking for a rimlight but without lose the main light. Hope you like it

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The Old City

Created by: Jay Blencowe
Member Level: contender

Alternate history France.Inspired by Eugene Atget.

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Norse Village

Created by: Nemanja Dojkic
Member Level: contender

Matte painting based on a concept by Nikolay Razuev.

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Star Hopper

Created by: Zahra Tilling
Member Level: debut

Star Hopper the space-faring bunny!Based off a character concept by @lordyanyu on twitter. (https://twitter.com/lordyanyu)

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Eduardo Ribeiro - Demo Reel 2020

Created by: Eduardo Ribeiro Gonçalves
Member Level: debut

Hello there! This is the fist demo reel I made with my 3D stuff. I used primarily Zbrush, Blender, Maya and Photoshop for these projects. Hope you enjoy.

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Interiors

Created by: Aiden H
Member Level: debut

Mocked up a simple interior in blender. :)

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Skathi The Winter Guide

Created by: Leonardo Varas
Member Level: player

Hello! This is Skathi, named after a Norse Jotunn Goddes associated with winter. I am responsible for every aspect of her, from concept to final render. This character is a continuation of sorts for another character i made a few months ago.

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Donut

Created by: Jacob Vrbancic
Member Level: player

This was the first 3D scene I made, around 2017. This was done off of BlenderGuru's beginner series.

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Dragon Head Study

Created by: Thiago Cardoso Pires Oliveira
Member Level: player

My first 3D model from concept to render

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Zombie Chick (2D to 3D)

Created by: Noah Williamson
Member Level: contender

2D to 3D i created of a crazy cool piece made by @soggyworms on twitterCheck out the original illustration here https://twitter.com/soggyworms/status/1278164589486542848

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Mona Lisa's Awakening

Created by: Michal Salaj
Member Level: contender

The DaVinci's seal has been broken...Hi guys!I've made another game-ready character. This time it's based on concept by Anthony Jones's "Mona Lisa" (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/aROLzq)Tris count is about 40k.Hope You enjoyed this and thank You for visiting <3

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Pyper

Created by: Ash Dickens
Member Level: player

Scifi female Alien. First go at a female character

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Garage interior

Created by: Jonathan Truong
Member Level: player

Garage interior made into blender 2.82, textures from textures.com and poliigon, shading into blender, compositing into photoshop.This interior was made for a lighting exercise at vfx-workshop.

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"Crabnibal"

Created by: Javier Fúrquez Ezquibel
Member Level: contender

Personal project, one of my sketches made while I study at the brilliant TEM course of Pablo Muñoz Gomez.

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The Knight (real-time)

Created by: Simei Moda de Lima
Member Level: contender

Hi guys, I created this project with the intention of improve my workflow for characters. I put a lot of passion and dedication into this work, I hope everyone will like it.My artstation account: https://www.artstation.com/simeimodaMy instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/simeimoda/My facebook account: https

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Presence

Created by: Muhammad Talha Farooq
Member Level: contender

A little sneak peek into the Game project that I have been working for quite some time. This is the realtime screenshot.

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