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Welcome to 3D Stills and Animations Challenges

The May/August 2014 Stills Challenge: The War of the Worlds has the following winners:

1 jhu1 Nowhere to run
2 jhu1 The Stare Down
3 SeanDay The Decoy

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round.


The upload period for the September/December 2014 Challenge The Secret Passage, by Hume, Fergus (1859-1932) has ended. All members are kindly requested to cast their votes for the best images of the Challenge. The voting period closes at the end of the current month. Please remember that you have to vote for ALL the images if you want your votes to be taken into account. This is absolutely mandatory.


The new Stills Challenge for January 1st / April 30th 2015 is:

"Complex" - Part 1 (January/February); Part 2 (March/April)

Complexity in all its forms and avatars. From realistic to abstract. From abstruse mathematics to romantic love stories. The world is full of complexity as you will undoubtedly show us.


The Challenge for Animations has been suspended due to the dearth of entries. It will be resumed if there is any renewed interest. Please Contact Us if you would like it restarted.

Member Count (September 2014): 185 Cheppers ( Become a Chepper! )

Hopefully, you have arrived here because you are interested in 3D Computer graphics and possibly interested in rendering 3D images and animations. You are all welcome to join in and enjoy the Challenge! If you are not a member, simply register with us by clicking the 'Register' link above.

Current STILLS Challenge
November, 2014
Topic : "The Secret Passage - Part 2"
There are 12 days until voting finishes
Current ANIMATION Challenge
December, 2014
Topic : "New beginnings"
There are 88 days left until upload finishes
There are 102 days until voting finishes
The Secret Passage
(September, 2014)

Gone! by Normand Brière



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Not Completed


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See this example of what can be achieved by Mark Slone!

'Innocent Shadow' by Mark Slone
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"Innocent Shadow" by Mark Slone

See this example of what can be achieved by Gilles Tran!

'Glasses' by Gilles Tran
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"Glasses" by Gilles Tran

For even more inspiration, visit the PoV-Ray Hall of Fame:

We want to see the best 3D stills  and animations artwork that you can develop using the rendering program and tools of your choice for the given subject. Over the 'Internet' and home-computing years, there have been many advancements in computer chip technology, which has enabled us budding 3D artists to actually do what we want to do. One usage that has catapulted in popularity on home computers is the ability to make/develop a still image or animation using various 3D rendering and raytracing programs used along with associated 3D modelling and texture software.

So get yourself some free programs (see above) and give it a try!

Last but not least, this TC-RTC website is here for everyone to have fun and to enjoy the experience of creating an image or animation in 3D given the present challenge.

We all look forward to seeing yours.

Above all else, enjoy the Challenge!


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