REBELWAY 2022

FX CHALLENGE

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Rebelway FX Challenge

Explore the Contest

Pitch video with more information is coming soon, but you can still enter and begin your project today.

BROWSE SUBMISSIONS

BEGINNER SUBMISSIONS

PRO SUBMISSIONS

THE RULES

We want to see you flex your FX skills in this epic scene. Welcome back to the Rebelway FX challenge.

You may select a single shot from the trailer or complete the entire trailer, it’s entirely up to you, but you will get more bonus points for having a higher number of impressive FX. We are looking for attention to detail, execution, and (most importantly) a ‘WOW!’ factor that leaves us speechless.

The winners of this epic contest will receive incredible prizes and bragging rights to the community.

Important Dates:

  • Open for submission May 25th, 2022
  • Entries close September 9th, 2022
  • Winners announced September 14th, 2022 and in VFX Voice Magazine (Date to Be Determined)
  • Dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question.
  • All dates are based on GMT.
 

Requirements

  • No modifications are allowed to the provided models.
  • No modifications to the animation.
  • You must use Houdini to create the FX
 

Deliveries

Entrants must submit at least 200 frames of rendered FX work (1280×600 minimum resolution). The render should incorporate at least one entire shot from the trailer. You do not have to render the entire scene, but it is encouraged.

How to Enter

  1. Watch the creative brief video (above) to get a complete brief on what you need to do for this competition.
  2. Get the complete asset pack. (see form below)
  3. Add FX to the provided assets. The design brief is wide open and only limited by your imagination.
  4. Add Sound Effects and/or Music – Give your render a cinematic quality. We want this to feel like it could be inside a film.
  5. Add the Rebelway Logo – Add a 50% opacity Rebelway Logo to the lower right corner of your video. The logo is provided in the project files.
  6. Share your progress. Tag #FXChallenge2022 on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok to let us know how things are progressing.
  7. Upload final renders using the submission feature below.
 

Project File and Trailer Artists:

  • Animator: Kam Kok Chian
  • Voice actor: Kenzo
  • Shading/Lighting: Gavin Chung
  • Modeling/Rigging: Truong CG Artist
  • SFX & Editing: Andrew Sutherland
  • Compositing: Saber Jlassi

#FXCHALLENGE2022

Download the Project Files

Use the form below to download the project files.

By filling out the form you agree to subscribe to Rebelway’s mailing list.

 

Note: This project file may not be used in educational materials or used commercially.

THE PRIZES

In addition to the prizes listed below, all winners will be announced in an upcoming edition of VFX Voice magazine.

Beginner Prizes

1st Prize

  • $1,000 Cash
  • $1,000 Rebelway Gift Card
  • $1,000 Gift Card to Puget Systems
  • Houdini License (Indie or Core)
  • Nuke Indie License
  • $500 to GridMarkets
  • Axiom License

2nd Prize

  • $700 Rebelway Gift Card
  • Houdini License (Indie or Core)
  • Nuke Indie License
  • $300 to GridMarkets
  • Axiom License

3rd Prize

  • $400 Rebelway Gift Card
  • Houdini License (Indie or Core)
  • Nuke Indie License
  • $200 to GridMarkets
  • Axiom License

Pro Prizes

1st Prize

  • $2,000 Cash
  • $1,000 Rebelway Gift Card
  • $1,000 Gift Card to Puget Systems
  • Houdini License (Indie or Core)
  • Nuke Indie License
  • $500 to GridMarkets
  • Axiom License

2nd Prize

  • $700 Rebelway Gift Card
  • Houdini License (Indie or Core)
  • Nuke Indie License
  • $300 to GridMarkets
  • Axiom License

3rd Prize

  • $400 Rebelway Gift Card
  • Houdini License (Indie or Core)
  • Nuke Indie License
  • $200 to GridMarkets
  • Axiom License

ENTER THE CONTEST

Beginner Category

Less than 2 Years of Experience Only

Pro Category

2 Years of Experience or More

OUR JUDGES

Tara Marie Jacobson

Senior VFX Artist

Hernan Llano

SENIOR FX TD

Tyler Britton FX Challenge Winner
Tyler Britton

FX TD

Igor Zanic FX Artist
Igor Zanic

FX TD

Jose L Marin

Senior Compositor and Trainer

CONTEST SPONSORS

Rebelway is an online VFX training website that specializes in developing high-end FX courses for CG artists. From epic destruction scenes to magical effects, Rebelway students create incredible VFX work through tactical training and feedback from award-winning artists.

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global, professional, honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners. The VES is dedicated to improving the welfare of its members by providing professional enrichment and education, fostering community, and promoting industry recognition.

Houdini is built from the ground up to be a procedural system that empowers artists to work freely, create multiple iterations and rapidly share workflows with colleagues.

Our products help tackle complex visualization challenges to meet the demands of your customers and projects. With over 20 years of industry know-how and a focus on speed, quality and user-experience, we save you time so you can spend it bringing incredible ideas to life.

Axiom is a sparse GPU accelerated volumetric fluid solver for computer graphics and visual effects. What sets it apart is the ability to run true sparse simulations fully on a GPU.

GridMarkets is an online cloud rendering solution specializing in VFX pipelines and rendering.

Puget Systems is a custom computer company located near Seattle, Washington. We believe computers should be a pleasure to purchase and own; they should get your work done and not be a hindrance. We achieve this through personal consulting and lifetime technical support