Design a vehicle for your favorite superhero.
For most people, superheroes are an irreplaceable part of their childhood. It's full of reading a lot of comics, watching cartoons on TV, or going to the movies to watch them on the big screen. You remember their powers and recite them to your friends without any effort.
They all need to get to the scene to do rescues, but not all heroes can fly. Have you ever imagined a design for your favorite superheroes ride to the action? Now is the time to recapture your dream superhero vehicle and model it in 3D.
ZWSOFT joins GrabCAD once again for a design challenge, which provides GrabCADrs a chance to show their imagination, creativity, and design skills. Designs are not limited to cars, create any form of transportation to help your favorite superheroes get there faster.
ZWSOFT will provide a trial license for every participant, you can download it here. Please do not include any images of your superhero - mention your superhero inspiration in the description, along with the motivation for your choice of vehicle. To activate a 60-day trial license use the code: PLG5-9TXE-XFKR-HAAR-Z322-ZDFF.
For a KeyShot trial without watermarked renderings, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "ZW3D Vehicle Challenge" in the subject line. You will receive a 15 day license for use in the contest.
Design your entry with ZW3D. Participants are not allowed to import a 3D model that was created with another software and saved as a Z3 file. Make significant modifications on any imported models, or build a new model with existing parts that were imported into ZW3D. Link to any existing parts used and give credit to the original author.
Participant must submit a .z3 file, rendering, and a STEP or IGES files of the their design.
Participants are encouraged to use the “Hybrid Modeling” function of ZW3D when designing their vehicles!
The competition is open to everyone. You can submit as many designs as you’d like, given that each follows the listed requirements.
Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library through this Challenge page will participate in the competition. Participants must submit z3 files, which is the file format of ZW3D, to this challenge. Tag the entries with “supervehicle”.
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members. Limit one prize per person/team.
Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. The submissions will be judged on design and creativity.
By entering this competition, you:
a. Warrant that the work is your original work.
b. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
c. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
All cash prizes awarded through Paypal. Void where prohibited. The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature.
All entries must be submitted publicly and awarded entries become the intellectual property (IP) of the Challenge sponsor. The Sponsor has the right to promote the winning entries. All private submissions will be made public at the Challenge deadline.
This Challenge starts on September 16, 2013 and ends on October 27, 2013, at 11:59pm UTC. Winners will be announced latest November 27, 2013.
We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to "vote" for their favorites in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This new addition is based on feedback from you!
Cash awards, 3D printers, 3D mice
$1,000 + Tiertime Up! Plus 3D Printer (MSRP $1,499) + 3Dconnexion SpacePilot® Pro 3D Mouse
$800 + Tiertime Up! Mini 3D Printer (MSRP $899) + 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® Pro 3D Mouse
$600 + Tiertime Up! Mini 3D Printer (MSRP $899) + 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator® 3D Mouse
Most Creative Design: $200 + 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator® 3D Mouse
Most Popular Design: $200 + 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator® 3D Mouse
The jury will be comprised of experts from ZWSoft, Tiertime Technology and GrabCAD.
ZW3D, formally VX CAD CAM, is cost-effective CAD/CAM software developed by ZWSOFT . It integrates product design, sheet metal, reverse engineering, product assembly, mold development and machining all in one package. A free trial of ZW3D is available from www.zwsoft.com .
ZWSOFT is a world-renowned CAD/CAM solutions provider for the AEC and MCAD industries, with over 180,000 clients in 80 countries. ZWSOFT 's products, ZWCAD and ZW3D, have satisfied the needs of 2D and 3D designers for over a decade.
3D Connexion offers the ultimate selection of 3D mice for navigation and motion control in CAD applications, compatible with more than 100 software programs.
Tiertime Technology is specialized in providing Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing solutions. Its product lines include industrial machines, the Inspire series, and desktop versions, the Up! Series. Its award winning UP! Plus desktop 3D printer has been recognized as one of the best desktop 3D printers in the world. Its products are used for creation of parts from a 3D data scheme, and its solutions are widely used in Education, Medical & Health Care, Manufacturing Industry, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Animation & Product Design, and industries related to design process.