Design Steam Punk Automatons "Crab walker"

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $150
  • Entries Received: 18
  • Winner: Miragexl

Contest Brief

Rosa Miniatures and Games has been commissioned to produce a game that will feature Steam Automatons (robots) set in the Victorian Age. Think HG Wells and Jules Verne" steam engines, pistons and gears. All models need to fit on a 45mm diameter base and be no taller that 65mm. We are looking for three very different models / concepts and will award three prizes. This contest is for a Crab like walker (6 to 8 legs / claws) we are really open to your artistic creations. Selected models will need to be meet 3D production standards (I would read Shapeways guidelines) and be delivered in a STL file (production) and a rendering (for advertising).

There has been some question as to what an Automaton is. This term was used to describe "robots" run using analog computers. I have attached to concepts: one from the 1890's Sci-Fi book and the other a scratch built model. The images are of bipedal walkers. This contest is for a multi-leg "crab like" creation.

The purpose of this contest is for me to evaluate artist for a future bid on large number of Automatons

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“I would like to communicate better, some of this was my fault. I really appreciated the PNG rendering as it has a high utility in any future promotions we decide to do. ”

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Public Clarification Board

  • RosaMG
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    We are having a very vigorous debate here. The author of the game is AWOL.

    The game has a number of different type and levels of Automatons: There are "humanoid" scouts and heavy war machines that is why I left the contest open. In addition I have another Steam Punk game by a different author and he has very strong opinions. Machine in his game would be manned vehicles.

    • 4 years ago
    1. Miragexl
      Miragexl
      • 4 years ago

      Im sure there is still negotions available, take your time and if needs be speak to the winner about making a different version.

      • 4 years ago
  • nastevski
    nastevski
    • 4 years ago

    Hi . i am working on a concept for crab walker . i will upload renders soon

    • 4 years ago
  • petyrpan
    petyrpan
    • 4 years ago

    i have submitted my entries for the automaton contest. please check my other works on the other contest. i am very interested in your project and looking forward to working with you in this fun automaton project. thanks :)

    • 4 years ago
  • vasantjadhav
    vasantjadhav
    • 4 years ago

    So, do you need a 3d model for just 3d printing or for more purposes, also if only for 3d printing is texturing and detailing necessary or not.

    • 4 years ago
    1. RosaMG
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you; had a family issue. We will be producing a game next year and intend to manufacture the parts using new resin based 3D printers. The resolution is very high on these machines and the cost is reasonable.

      • 4 years ago
  • fcboss
    fcboss
    • 4 years ago

    images not avalible

    • 4 years ago
  • vasantjadhav
    vasantjadhav
    • 4 years ago

    Also what material are you planning on using.

    • 4 years ago
  • MinneD
    MinneD
    • 4 years ago

    Hi,

    This is a really great contest. And I would love to participate.
    Unfortunately at a 150 dollar price I just can not bother.
    Expecting top quality steam punk design from scratch plus delivery and renders for this kind of money is fairly unrealistic.

    At least 500 dollar would be acceptable I guess. And even extra for delivery and finishing.
    The higher the money the bigger the change you have for quality entries.

    All this aside I genuinely wish you good luck with your contests.

    Kind Regards,

    Minne

    • 4 years ago
    1. RosaMG
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Minnie,
      Thank you for your comments. The purpose of this contest is to locate some artist for this project which will have around 30 models. As an employer all I see are portfolios, which usually feature websites, cartoons or buildings. I also have had problems in the past with artist that do not understand 3D printing limitations; their artwork if far more detailed than the printers can reproduce.
      As for the Prize Award: I see your point. I based the prize on the similar contest posted in the past.

      Richard

      • 4 years ago
  • kitsunefoxy
    kitsunefoxy
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, I am interested in the project. i will upload models soon.

    • 4 years ago
  • nastevski
    nastevski
    • 4 years ago

    i will upload concept in a few days

    • 4 years ago

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