It's time to proudly announce the winners of our first ever Sponsored Real-Time VFX Contest: The Great Transmutator! Launched at GDC of 2017 by PopcornFX, the participants had to show the process of "transmutation" of one object into another one, by disintegrating it and reassembling it into the new shape.
Our judges were given over three dozen entries, from which they have selected three works that they felt demonstrated the best mastery of the principles of VFX.
We'd like to thank our partners PopcornFX, SideFX, Allegorithmics, NVidia, Wacom, VFX Montréal, Alliance Numérique, Printemps Numerique, and QFTC for making this possible; our judges for their careful consideration and debate over the submissions: @iki, @undertone, @Mathieu_Martinet, @Gregor, and @cybotic; and a HUGE congratulations to the three artists listed below:
1st place - Michał Piątek
PopcornFX Pro License + HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, 1 year license Houdini Fx, 18 months license subscription Substance Live, NVidia Quadro M5000 card VR Ready, Cintiq 13HD Interactive pen display
2nd place- Benoit Onillon
PopcornFX Pro License and 4 hours training, 1 year license Houdini Core, 12 months license subscription Substance Live, NVidia Quadro M4000 card, Wacom Intuos Pro Medium
3rd place - Ryan DowlingSoka
PopcornFX Pro License and Steam Voucher, 1 year license Houdini Indie, 6 months license subscription Substance Live, Nvidia Quadro M4000 card, Wacom Intuos 3D Medium
This was our first exploration with a large, sponsored community event, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the support and submissions. Thank you to everyone who participated, or even just cheered people on, spreading the vfx love. You can see all of the amazing submissions on the forum here: https://realtimevfx.com/c/Events/competition-the-great-transmutator