The incredible settlements being created in the Minerva galaxy with KitBash3D

November 16, 2022

An intrepid crew of artists is settling a brand new galaxy — Minerva. And there’s still time to join them.

KitBash3D is hosting a challenge: Mission to Minerva. Participating artists are using KitBash3D’s tools and tutorials to create 3d outposts in the newly-discovered Minerva galaxy. Their creations will be judged by powerhouse judges from a variety of creative industries, and winners will receive epic prizes from Wacom, NVIDIA, ArtStation, KitBash3D and more!

The challenge is already underway. Read on to see what people have created so far and how to join, as well as more information about who will be judging and what prizes are at stake.

What is KitBash3D?

KitBash3D enables and inspires creators of the virtual frontier by producing and distributing libraries of fully customizable 3D models. They offer more than 10,000 premium assets used to create everything from futuristic utopias, to devastated war zones, cyberpunk underworlds, bustling modern metropolises, and much more.

Since 2017, KitBash3D assets have been used on hundreds of feature film, television, and game projects to bring immersive, cinematic, and interactive worlds to life for entertainment companies including Marvel, Netflix, HBO, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, 2K Games, as well as thousands of independent artists around the world.

What artists have created so far

Art by Camillo Pasquali Artstation Instagram

Art by Ghost New Artstation

Art by Kerem Go Artstation Instagram

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What can participants win?

Mission to Minerva challenge participants are in the running for a slate of incredible prizes. They include:

  • A suite of KitBash3D Kits
  • A Wacom Cintiq 16 display, Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, or Wacom Intuos tablet
  • An NVIDIA graphics card
  • Subscriptions to Gnomon Workshop and CG Spectrum classes
  • ArtStation gift cards for porfolio development

To learn more about all of the incredible prizes, check out KitBash3D’s prize blog here.

Who’s judging the entries?

KitBash3D has pulled in experts from a wide variety of creative industries to judge Mission to Minerva entries..

Paullina Weeks
Talent Acquisition, Netflix

Paullina Weeks is a recruiter at Netflix who covers production and CG roles for Netflix Animation Feature Films. She has spent the last thirteen years working in the Animation and VFX industry. She also has a background in video games.

Devon Fay
Art Director, Riot Games

Devon Fay is a game developer with more than 10 years of experience working in video games and cinematics. He has worked on major video game franchises such as Call of Duty, Diablo, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft. At Riot Games, he helped develop the style for VALORANT.

Shannon Wiggins
Talent Recruiter, Industrial Light & Magic

Shannon has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, working in film, commercials, games, virtual reality, and animation. She has worked on films such as Shrek, the Transformers, and the Matrix sequels. Currently she works in visual effects recruitment for Industrial Light & Magic.

Paweł Mielniczuk
Art Director, CD PROJEKT RED

Paweł Mielniczuk is a character artist and sculptor with a background in programming who has worked with CD PROJEKT RED since 2006. He worked on The Witcher games, and directed the characters, weapons, and vehicle art departments for Cyberpunk 2077.

Michael Lentz
Art Director, NASA

Michael Lentz is the art director for the Conceptual Image Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, which creates art and animation.

For more information about the judges, check out KitBash3D’s judges blog post here.

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Can I still enter?

The Mission to Minerva challenge is underway, but it’s not too late to enter! Here are all the details:

Dates:

  • Oct 11 – Launch
  • December 2nd – Challenge Deadline (9am PT)
  • December 20th – Winners announced

Prizes:
Concept Art Award

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place – Winners
  • 4th-10th place – Honorable mentions

Animation Award

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place – Winners
  • 4th-10th place – Honorable mentions

How to Enter:

To compete in the challenge, use the free Mission to Minerva Kit to build your own world in concept art (still image) or in motion (animation).

Then share your creation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or ArtStation, using the hashtag #KB3Dchallenge!

Posts with the #KB3Dchallenge will be automatically entered into the challenge. Posts submitted after December 2, 2022 9am PT, or that do not include #KB3Dchallenge, will not be considered.

Want more information about the contest, the rules, the judges, the requirements, or to access all the materials? Go to the Mission to Minerva page here!

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Dates:

  • Oct 11 – Launch
  • December 2nd – Challenge Deadline (9am PT)
  • December 20th – Winners announced

Prizes:
Concept Art Award

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place – Winners
  • 4th-10th place – Honorable mentions

Animation Award

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place – Winners
  • 4th-10th place – Honorable mentions

How to Enter:

To compete in the challenge, use the free Mission to Minerva Kit to build your own world in concept art (still image) or in motion (animation).

Then share your creation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or ArtStation, using the hashtag #KB3Dchallenge!

Posts with the #KB3Dchallenge will be automatically entered into the challenge. Posts submitted after December 2, 2022 9am PT, or that do not include #KB3Dchallenge, will not be considered.

Want more information about the contest, the rules, the judges, the requirements, or to access all the materials? Go to the Mission to Minerva page here!

KitBash3D’s Cyber Month sale

Whether you’re looking for extra assets for your Mission to Minerva entry or want to get everything you need for another 3d art project, now is the perfect time to get stocked up — all of KitBash3D’s Kits are 50% off until December 6th, 2022!

Check out the sale here.

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About the author

Abeni Jones is a former graphic designer, illustrator, and educator, and current writer, who bought her first Wacom tablet in 1999. She’s passionate about video games, design, and the great outdoors.

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