Spectacular Challenge Sponsors
Boxx Technologies
The Gnomon Workshop
E-on Software
Ballistic Publishing
The CGSociety is proud to present 'Spectaular - The Challenge' (CG Challenge XVIII), 5 September 2005 - 6 December 2005. The Spectaular Challenge was sponsored by Boxx Technologies, ATI, NVIDIA, ART VPS, Softimage, Alias, Autodesk, Maxon, The Gnomon Workshop, Pixologic, E-on Software, Luxology, Corel and Ballistic Publishing.

This challenge strived to conceive and create an image that could potentially become part of future history. As one of those iconic, spectacular images that grasps viewers by the throat, quickens the pulse, excites and scares at the same time. What makes something Spectacular? That's a good question. It's also the key to fame and fortune if one can learn how to turn out truly spectacular images on demand. The reason is that spectacular images are some of the most widely sought after and most commercially valuable. It's part of the human nature to be entertained by the spectacular.

And now the time has come to announce the winners of CG Challenge XVIII: Spectacular - Congratulations!
Winning Results - 3D
Grand Prize Winner   Runners-Up
Ziv Qual

3D Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize: Boxx Technologies 3DBoxx 3200 + ATI FireGL V7100 + Softimage XSI 5.0 Advanced

  Ted Terranova (Novacaine)

First Runner-Up
Alias Maya 7 Unlimited + Alias Maya 7 Book Bundle + NVIDIA QuadroFX 1400 + Gelato 2 with Sorbetto
Chih-Han Hsu

Second Runner-Up
Autodesk 3ds max 8 + Combustion 4 + ART VPS PURE PCI-X Rendering Card
Glenn Dean

Third Runner-Up
The Gnomon Workshop Digital Bundle
Stanislaw Marek (Staszek)

4th Runner-Up
Luxology modo 201
Monsit Jangariyawong (monsitj)

5th Runner-Up
Pixologic Zbrush 2.5
Rishikesh Nandlaskar

6th Runner-Up
Ballistic Publishing EXPOSÉ 3 + d'artiste: Character Modeling + d'artiste: Matte Painting
Winning Results - 2D
Grand Prize Winner   Runners-Up

Damian Bajowski (mime_evermotion)

2D Grand Prize Winner
Boxx Technologies 3Dboxx 3200 + NVIDIA QuadroFX 4500 + Corel Painter IX

Marcel Baumann

(M. Baumann)

First Runner-Up
Maxon Cinema 4D R9.5 Studio Bundle + Maxon BodyPaint 3D R2.5
Guo Jian


Second Runner-Up
The Gnomon Workshop Analog Bundle + Corel Painter IX
jonny duddle


Third Runner-Up
ATI FireGL V5000 + Corel Painter IX
Eric Tranchefeux (Tranchefeux)

4th Runner-Up
E-on Software Vue 5 Infinite
Matt Dixon


5th Runner-Up
Pixologic Zbrush 2.5
Eric Claeys

6th Runner-Up
Ballistic Publishing EXPOSÉ 3 + d'artiste: Character Modeling + d'artiste: Matte Painting
Honourable Mentions
2D - Grzegorz Pedzinski
( weedlog )

2D - francisco ruiz velasco
( chocobananas )

2D - Marek Okon
( OmeN2501 )
2D - Aritz Aizpurua
( Aritz )

2D - Michael See Zheng Xun
( sh@ke )

2D - cory jespersen
( wildcory1 )
3D - Andrey Volodin
( stormnight )

3D - LOMBARDO Simone
( SuperXCM )

3D - Andrew Hickinbottom
( Andy H )
3D - Martin Sen
( Versiden )

3D - Olivier Ponsonnet
( reiv )

3D - Stefan Gura
( stefan )
Community Awards
James Kaufeldt (JamesMK)

E-on Software Vue 5 Infinite
Laurent Antoine Lemog

Luxology modo 201
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