The Golden Teapot 3D awards and competition, sponsored by
3dNY.org, has officially launched. Big names in the 3D field such as Alias|Wavefront, auto*des*sys, dvGarage, and others are offering the prizes for the first “Golden Teapot Awards for Excellence in 3D Design & Illustration.”
The newly re-launched 3dNY.org is the largest association of 3D artists and animators in the US. A replacement for the late mac3dny.org, it has almost 700 members. The organization has an online community that offers bulletin boards, news sections, articles, job listings, items for sale, links pages, special features and online events.
3dNY offers its members meetings hosted by Apple in Manhattan. The gatherings boast guest speakers and demo artists from such 3D developers including Alias|Wavefront, auto*des*sys, Newtek, and others. The group is also co-launching the Motion Graphics association of New York in association with its staff and Apple.
All entrees for the contest appear in the online gallery and “Best of Show” winners will be on display at 3dNY’s Macworld New York booth #1843 on Wednesday, July 18, and Friday, July 20. Unfortunately, the deadline is fast approaching. In fact, it’s this Friday, July 13, so you’ll have to hurry if you plan on entering.
The grand prize is auto*des*sys’ Form-Z Radiozity, a US$2,390 3D modeling package. Category prizes include a Maya gift bundle, Fact Model Disk, Learn Lightwave seminar and 3D ToolKit. Best of Category winners will choose between a special Maya Gift Pack from Alias|Wavefront; Learn Lightwave’s full day seminar on Lightwave essentials; DVGarage.com’s 3D ToolKit package that includes a full version of Electricimage; and the just released Fact Model Disk with over 1,200 models and a searchable catalog with previews.
Rules, entry forms and other details can be found at the
contest Web site.