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RenderMan "The Iconoclasts" Art Challenge

Dates: 08/04/2021 - 11/04/2021
Judges: Jeremy Birn, Masha Ellsworth, Chia-Chi Hu, Markus Kranzler, Andre Mazzone, Leif Pedersen, Vladimir Petkovic, Dylan Sisson.

The match of the century is here! In “The Iconoclasts” Art Challenge you'll get to work with two industry icons, Substance MAT and the RenderMan Walking Teapot, where you'll get to showcase your CG skills for the possibility of winning amazing prizes!

Also, thanks to a collaboration with SpeedTree, you can download a special Art Challenge SpeedTree trial, which will give you access to the leading vegetation creation tool.

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


We are excited to have our friends at Adobe Substance 3D, AMD, Foundry, fxphd, Industrial Light & Magic, SideFXRanch Computing, and SpeedTree co-sponsor this community event with guest judges and amazing prizes.


A set of industry judges will determine the winners, giving you an unique opportunity to interact and receive feedback from 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 Monday November 4th, 2021 - Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Winners and Announcements

Winners will be announced on Tuesday November 16th, 2021. 

Nice, I want in!


*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:
Walking Teapot by Dylan Sisson. MAT by Damien Levaufre © Disney/Pixar - RenderMan "The Iconoclasts" Art Challenge

The Walking Teapot is a property of Pixar. By downloading the project files you agree to the terms of use as defined in the EULA for RenderMan Models.

Adobe Terms of Use

MAT is a property of Adobe, created by  Damien Levaufre, and, in the context of this contest, is a “Sample File” as defined in the Adobe Terms of Use at   By downloading MAT to participate in the contest, you agree that your use of MAT is limited to that purpose and subject to the Substance Terms of Use at

SpeedTree Terms of Use

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


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