Are you ready to show your skills? Rookie Awards 2023 is open for submissions!

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Bring RIG.B to life by adding some FX. This could be lightening bolts, sparks, smoke, flames let your imagination run wild!

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Category Brief

The Autodesk Art team have provided a robot character with some animations for you to add your FX work to. For this category you will be judged based off creativity, skill, and overall presentation, so this is your chance to bring to life a fully realized production ready robot! Rescue style, industrial lifter, space explorer, or anything in-between, we can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you!

You can add your own animation or use animations provided to us by Norberto Aguilera. There are three different types of animation and with each one you will find With each one you have a: * video preview * 3ds Max 2020 file * alembic file (use for Maya)

Go here to grab the animations.

Please keep entries nonviolent (no weapons or portrayal of harmful acts).


  • Demonstrate your animation, texturing, or FX skills by using the provided RIG.B character
  • Only submit 1 entry that is a new and an original project
  • Only Maya or 3ds Max are the only software that will work for this character
  • Only minimal post production work is allowed.
  • No third-party models/assets can be used.
  • You can reference another artist’s concept art, but make sure to ask permission and credit their work before starting
  • You can create a background environment or platform to help with the story telling, but make sure the character is the centre of attention.
  • You can use other software to render your final images and create the FX with.
  • You can enter into multiple categories.
  • Include the hashtag #RIGBchallenge if you share on your social media.
  • Entries must not include depictions of violent acts or weaponry.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.


  • Minimum 3 x render of your robot character. Ideal rendering resolution: 4096 x 2160 pixels. Minimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Submissions in the animation category must be between 5-8 seconds in length, and be submitted using the .mov, .AVI, or .mp4 formats, or be uploaded on Wistia, YouTube, or Vimeo platforms. Include the Rookies , and Autodesk logos .somewhere on your final renders.

How to Enter

Use the button below to create an entry. Use this entry page to share updates as you create your masterpiece. Your last update will be considered as your final submission.