Sponsors

Put simply, there would be no contests without the incredible support we have from our sponsors. We are humbled to work with so many incredible people who are passionate about supporting the next generation of creative minds.

Major

Rebelway

Rebelway is an online VFX training website that specializes in developing high-end FX courses for CG artists. From epic destruction scenes to magical effects, Rebelway students create incredible VFX work throughout tactical training and feedback from award-winning artists.

http://rebelway.net/

Platinum

Puget Systems

Puget Systems is America's #1 custom computer builder. Utilizing their experience and team of experienced computer technicians, Puget Systems designs and builds computers used at the highest level of the industry.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/

SideFX

SideFX is a world leader in the development of 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. SideFX’s Academy Award-winning Houdini software utilizes a node-based procedural approach which provides digital artists with an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control.

Houdini’s comprehensive feature set includes modelling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. Houdini is available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.

https://sidefx.com/

Gold

The Rookies

Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries.

It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.

https://www.therookies.co/

Wacom

Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content.

At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together.

http://www.wacom.com

Silver

GridMarkets

GridMarkets supports rendering and simulations for Houdini, Maya, Cinema 4d, Blender, 3DS and Nuke with Mantra, Redshift, Renderman, Arnold and Vray. Meet demanding deadlines - run jobs in parallel using hundreds machines, Reduce project costs - use our discounted subscription and weekly pricing options, Simplify your pipeline - we supply licensing; sim/render/download in one easy step, Setup in seconds - submit from your 3D software using our (free) plugin, Render securely - large studios have successfully security audited our service, Count on us - our support team is global and available 24x7 when you need us. 

https://www.gridmarkets.com/