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RenderMan "Shipshape" Art Challenge

Challenge is now closed, thanks for participating and stay tuned for winners and future challenges!

04/03/2020 - 06/23/2020
Judges: Jeremy Birn, Masha Ellsworth, Chia-Chi Hu, Markus Kranzler, Leif Pedersen, and Dylan Sisson.

In the “Shipshape” Art Challenge, work with a fantastic scene from Pixar's Undergraduate Program
 and SpeedTree, providing you with production-quality assets to showcase your shading, lighting, rendering, and compositing skills for the possibility of winning amazing prizes!

Anyone can join the fun, all you have to do is join our RenderMan Community.


We are excited to have our friends at FXPhd, SideFXLollipopShadersQuixel, Ranch Computing, SpeedTree, and Substance co-sponsor this community event and prove some amazing prizes.


A set of industry judges will determine the winners, giving you an unique opportunity to interact and receive feedback from Pixar professionals. Judging will be based on both artistic and technical merits, but don't forget to tell a good story!


The deadline for the challenge is Tuesday June 23th, 2020 - Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Winners and Announcements

Winners will be announced on Monday July 6th, 2020. 

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*RenderMan community account required to participate.
All decisions of the judges are final. 
Prizes cannot be exchanged for their cash value.
Prizes are non transferable. 

Pixar Terms of Use

Please watermark or credit the image with the following:
Ship concept by Ian McQue. Robot concept by Ruslan Safarov. Models by Cheyenne Chapel, Aliya Chen, Damian Kwiatkowski, Alyssa Minko, Anthony Muscarella, and Miguel Zozaya © Disney/Pixar - RenderMan "Shipshape" Art Challenge

These assets are property of Pixar. By downloading the project files you agree to the terms of use as defined in the EULA for RenderMan Models.

SpeedTree Terms of Use

Assets intended for use in RenderMan "Shipshape" art challenge only and cannot be redistributed. Please refer to the included SpeedTree EULA for limitations.


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