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Top Digital Artists to Go Head-to-Head in LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-off Contests at 3D Printer World Burbank, January 29-31

16 artists in the entertainment and gaming industries to participate in two design contests sponsored by Pixologic, 3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios, FSL3D, Wacom & 3DRP

BURBANK, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 14, 2015 — Attendees to 3D Printer World Burbank, the 3D printing industry’s main event, will have front-row seats for an epic battle between 16 leading entertainment and gaming industry artists as they square off head-to-head in a LIVE Sculpt-Off on Friday, January 30. All 16 sculpts will be 3D printed in color by 3DRP and displayed on the show floor the very next day so attendees can vote for their favorites. At the same time, photographs of the pieces will be made available for online voting so the entire world can participate.

This year’s competition will feature top talent from industry heavyweights such as Darkside Game Studios, The Aaron Sims Company, IronKlad Studios, Bioware, Warner Animation Group, Tonikorol Studios, Disney Interactive, DICE LA, Sony, Legacy Effects, Hangar 13, Blizzard Entertainment and The Mill.

“Last year’s 3D Printer World event was highlighted by our first ever LIVE ZBrush ‘Sculpt Off,’ a contest where eight artists battled for 90 minute intervals through four rounds,” explains Jaime Labelle, COO at Pixologic. “The Sculpt Off was a rousing success. This year we’re adding another category – a hard-surface ‘Jaeger-themed’ contest to the ‘Kaiju-themed’ organic contest, and are bringing eight additional artists to the battle for a total of 16 contestants. We can’t wait for it to start! Joins us at booth 301 and the main stage for an epic battle!”

Contest winners will be awarded a Pegasus Touch SLA 3D printer from FSL3D and a large 3D print of their sculpt courtesy of 3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios. Second place winners will be awarded a Cintiq 13 courtesy of Wacom.

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring design contests with so many talented artists, and are very much looking forward to awarding each of the winners a Pegasus Touch 3D printer,” says Henry Liu, chief executive officer of Full Spectrum Laser, FSL3D’s parent company. “Our desktop printers deliver high quality, finely detailed 3D prints, giving artists a terrific platform for realizing their inspirations in physical form. We’re certain the contestants who win our printers will put them to good use and enjoy them for many years to come.”

The contestants for each contest are as follows:

Jaeger Showdown – Hard Surface Contestants


Kaiju Showdown – Organic Contestants

Ioannis Karathomas, Darkside Game Studios

Katon Callaway, DICE LA

Jared Krichevsky, The Aaron Sims Company

Rafael Grassetti, Sony Santa Monica

Justin Fields, IronKlad Studios

Ian Joyner, Legacy Effects

Kirill Chepizhko, freelance artist

Maxence Fleuret, Hangar 13

Furio Tedeschi, Bioware Montreal

Alvaro Buendia, Blizzard Entertainment

Vaughan Ling, Warner Animation Group

Laurent Pierlot, Blizzard Entertainment

Tony Leonard, freelance artist for Tonikoro! Studios

Majid Esmaeili, The Mill

Matt Thorup, Disney Interactive

Paul Liaw, freelance artist currently at The Mill


About 3D Printer World

3D Printer World Burbank 2015 brings together the largest range of 3D printers, technology and professionals ever assembled under one roof. The three-day 3D printing event, which includes exhibits, demonstrations, education tracks, contests and networking opportunities, takes place January 29-31 at the Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center. To register, or for more information, visit www.3dprinterworld.com.


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