January 12, 2021 2:00 PM
by Editor in Chief
What would be the purpose of setting up an CG award? Some do it to promote the organizers or sponsors' needs: promoting their products to enhance their monetary gains. As such, it's inevitable that quite often--if not at all--the best gets put aside to make room for another that helps to meet theirs need. Sometimes the organizers have done it so blatantly that they have destroyed their year-long reputation and never recovered.
What is the goal of BlenderNews.org's Render of the Year Awards, then? Not for monetary gains. Blender is free anyway and the organizer(s) for this awards doesn't rely on any sponsorship even from the Blender Foundation.
Render of the Year Awards--along with its weekly Render of the Week Awards--seek to help commissioners to identify competent artists or studios to realize their visions. It's time consuming to review all the portfolios of thousands of artists and even verify their claim of competence.
Following public votes and deliberation, the winners for each category have been decided. It should be noted, however, other candidates might fit a specific need of a commissioner. So, this year, all the other candidates are introduced at the end of the list of the winners.
Congrats to all winners and thank you all--winners and candidates--for your amazing and stunning works done in 2020!
1. Best Blender Render
by Marco Iacopetti
|Through "Invictus," Marco has displayed a phenomenally efficient modeling skill to be envied by many 3D artists.
2. Best Concept Art (Environment):
by Antoine Bagattini
The details are amazing. If you are looking for a post-apocalyptic environment Blender props, Antoine might be the one you're looking for.
3. Best Concept Art (Props):
by Rasmus Poulsen
if they ever wanted them to look like they really belong to the world of original trilogy.
Rasmus knows what he is doing and there's a definite reason why his design looks far more Star-war-ish than those of most of Disney's sequels.
If you haven't, check out his secret at:
4. Best VFX:
WW2 DOGFIGHT - Blender CGI Animation
by Julien Herbey
Maybe not the best VFX by a big budget studio, but Julien's work is a find demonstration
5. Best Concept Art (Stylized):
Herbert’s First Day
Check out the birth of this endearing design from it's "conception."
6. Best Character Art (Realistic):
by Michael Weisheim
7. Best Character Art (Creature):
by Joanna Kobierska
Using physical traits of existing creatures, Joanna seems to have succeed in recreating long lost species!
8. Best Industrial Render:
Tauro 2030 - Half Million Dollar prototype designed in Blender
by Lee Rosario Jr.
9. Best Food Render:
by Ibrahim Topal
If you need an extreme closeup shot of CG food, Ibrahim might be your choice.
7. Best Architectural Render (Interior):
Jade - Backyard House - Interior
by Paweł Pęcherzewski
Paweł--last year's winner for Exterior--has won the Best Architectural Render (Interior) this year!
8. Best Architectural Render (Exterior):
by Landozi Ziaad
Is this a coincidence? Either way, both of these works show what Blender is capable of.
1. Best Blender Render
2. Best Concept Art (Environment)
3. Best Concept Art (Props)
4. Best VFX
5. Best Character Art (Stylized)
6. Best Character Art (Realistic)
7. Best Character Art (Creature)
8. Best Industrial Render
9. Best Food Render
10. Best Architectural Render (Interior)
11. Best Architectural Render (Exterior)
Expiration Date : Dec 31, 2020 00:00
Participants : 2
Candidates for Best Industrial Render & Best Food Render (2)