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KitBash3D Launches ‘Mission to Minerva’ 3D Art Competition

Artists get a free 3D asset Kit and free training tutorials to help complete the mission: build a galaxy and submit via social media by December 2 for the chance to win prizes. Top entertainment recruiters and art directors from ILM, Riot Games, NASA, Netflix, and CD Projekt Red will view and judge entries.

KitBash3D has launched “Mission to Minerva,” a new global community art challenge. The mission? Build a galaxy! Artists will get access to a free 3D asset kit filled with everything a spacefaring explorer needs, from cargo ships, terrain rovers, modular habitats, and terraformers to use as they build their own space settlement concept art or animation. Creations will be seen by top entertainment recruiters and art directors from ILM, Riot Games, NASA, Netflix, and CD Projekt Red. Joining KitBash3D on the mission are sponsors NVIDIA, Wacom, Unreal Engine, ArtStation, The Gnomon Workshop, The Rookies, and CG Spectrum.

As part of Mission to Minerva, KitBash3D has created free Basic Training tutorials to teach new and seasoned artists everything they need to know to build their first 3D world or animation in Blender and Unreal Engine 5. So, join the challenge and get your free Kit and training now at

Mission to Minerva 3D Challenge Launch Trailer:

To enter, artists must submit their work via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or ArtStation using the official hashtag #KB3Dchallenge. Prizes go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions for both the Concept Art Awards and In-Motion Awards categories. They include NVIDIA RTX 4080 graphics cards, Wacom Cintiq 16, a nine-month subscription from CG Spectrum, annual subscriptions to The Gnomon Workshop and ArtStation Pro, and loads of Kits from KitBash3D.

Mission to Minerva presents artists with a unique challenge to flex their creativity, hone new skills, and showcase their talent while teaming up to build a new fictional star system.

KitBash3D Co-Founder Banks Boutté shared, “Community is at the heart of everything that we do at KitBash, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off Mission to Minerva with everyone. Seasoned 3D artists and beginners alike will have everything they need to create their own virtual world and contribute to this community-generated galaxy.”

The final submission deadline is December 2, and winners will be announced on December 20. More information is available here

Source: KitBash3D

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.