Entries end in 52 days  
Entries end in 4 days

Welcome to TC-RTC.co.uk: 3D Stills Challenges

   Blender Icon

Challenge 1: Winners

The January / April 2016 Stills Challenge: "Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)" has the following winners:

1 jhu1 The Maiden in Black
2 rmcgregor Alien Brain
2 ex DrNo What? Phew!

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round. The complete definitive final scores can be found at the TC_RTC Forums.

Challenge 1: Info



The new Stills Challenge for May 1st / August 31st 2016 is:

"The Metal Monster, by Abraham Merritt (1882 - 1943)"

We give you the opportunity to show us your skills with metals in all its forms, colours and textures.


Challenge 2: Winners

The April / May 2016 Stills Challenge: "Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats" has the following winners :

1 Ivanhoe Teatime
2 Ivanhoe Praline
3 jhu1 Macarons in the Morning

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated and/or voted in this round. The complete and definitive final scores can be found at the TC_RTC Forums.

Challenge 2: Info



Announcement of a new kind of Challenge

The April / May 2016 topic "Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats" is the first instalment of a new - experimental - series of challenges to be run under the Challenge 2 heading. This new series will consist of four successive instalments in total. The first three, disclosed one at a time, will be considered independent from each other. However, members will be encouraged to use elements from the preceding instalment(s) as the Challenges progress. Somehow, the three first instalments will have to be part of a whole which will be disclosed with the fourth instalment.

The fourth instalment shall have to include and combine elements/reminders/hints from all previous instalments into one, encompassing, work within the given topic for the instalment. Failing to do so will cost voting points for the fourth instalment.

There is no obligation for the members to participate in all the instalments of a series but even so they have to follow the rules above.

A special case concerns the participation of the administrators themselves. They can freely participate and be judged by other members, however they are excluded from the final ranking of the instalments as they already know the four topics from the start.

As far as the rating is concerned, voting for 'Artistic' and 'Topic' will be similar to what you are used to. The third category 'Technical' will have a different meaning: it will rate the manner in which the artist has been able to meld successfully the elements from different instalments as the series progresses. The term 'Technical' is under scrutiny at this moment and will be replaced by something more appropriate. Suggestions are welcome of course.

The Second Instalment of the Challenge for June 1st / July 14th, 2016 has as theme:

"The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters"


Member Count (May 2016): 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 Challenge 1 Challenge
May, 2016
From 01-May-2016 to 31-Aug-2016
Topic : "The Metal Monster, by Abraham Merritt (1882-1943)"
There are 52 days left until upload finishes
There are 66 days until voting finishes
Current Challenge 2 Challenge
June, 2016
From 01-Jun-2016 to 14-Jul-2016
Topic : "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters"
THERE ARE ONLY 4 FULL DAYS LEFT until upload finishes
There are 18 days until voting finishes
Tales of Terror and Mystery
(January, 2016)
From 01-Jan-2016 to 30-Apr-2016

The Maiden in Black by j

The Maiden in Black

Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats
(April, 2016)
From 15-Apr-2016 to 31-May-2016

Praline by Ive


View the winning entry
View all entrants
View final scores

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

'Innocent Shadow' by Mark Slone
Click for full view

"Innocent Shadow" by Mark Slone


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

'Glasses' by Gilles Tran
Click for full view

"Glasses" by Gilles Tran


For even more inspiration, visit the PoV-Ray Hall of Fame: http://hof.povray.org/index-lb.html

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!


- Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - FAQ - Contact Us -

Copyright © Steve Paget & Colin Price with Stephen McAvoy & Thomas de Groot : 2007-2013 - All rights reserved