Welcome to the Mixer Style Swap challenge!
With its scan-based, procedural and hand-painting workflows, Mixer is now an all-in-one material authoring solution with an easy learning curve. You can grab the latest version of Mixer completely for free right here!
Today we’re delighted to run our first Mixer challenge, proudly sponsored by our friends at Marmoset, makers of Toolbag!
🎨 What to Create
From sci-fi to medieval, steampunk or any other era, create one specific material of your liking with two different styles: realistic and stylized.
These materials should share the same structure (or reference) and look similar in everything but their style, similar to this render:
⚠️ The final output should be:
- 1-2 renders of your photo-realistic material.
- 1-2 renders of your stylized material.
- 1 Optional turntable.
- One GIF/video for the realistic and another for the stylized version, both showcasing the layer stack in a similar fashion. We recommend ShareX for recording such content.
✍️ To participate, you’ll need to create a topic in the Mixer Contests Section, with the following specs:
- A title like [Style Swap] Sci-fi Material.
- A description of the results you’re trying to achieve, and a reference(s) if you have any.
- Once you create the thread, We’ll promptly get in touch with you and boost your account with enough points to help you work stress-free on the contest..
To help you get started with the render setup we’ve created the following Marmoset Toolbag 3 scene setup, along with a fully-fledged tutorial to help you understand how to make your material spheres shine in Toolbag 3.
🏆 The Prizes to Win
- 1st place: 1000 Points, 1 Year sub, $300 Gift Card on Marmoset.co
- 2nd place: 500 Points, 6 months sub, $200 Gift Card on Marmoset.co
- 3rd place: 250 Points, 3 months sub, $100 Gift Card on Marmoset.co
📃 What Rules to Follow
The rules for this contest are fairly simple:
- The final render should be at least 1080p in height, but feel free to go with a 1920*1080 or 1080*1080 render setup. These resolutions are the minimum; you can go beyond these numbers, of course.
- The material should leverage Mixer’s feature-set to the fullest, and while you can import custom height maps, it is recommended that you stay 100% in Mixer.
This is a community event and as such we really encourage everyone participating or not to visit the different submissions, give feedback or ask questions about other people’s work.
📅 The contest will end on the 15th, and we’ll be sharing the results of this contest on the 27th of August, so mark your calendars!
If you haven’t used Mixer yet or are new to it, check out our Introduction to Mixer 2019 video tutorial, and do let us know in the Mixer Support if you have any questions or issues as well.
Best of luck and let your creative flow run free! - The Quixel Team
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