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Rookie Awards 2024

Discover the 14th Annual Rookie Awards – your gateway to the creative industries! Showcase your talent, win amazing prizes, and get noticed by the world's top studios. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or emerging artist, this global platform is your chance to shine. Join now!

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Rookie Awards 2024

Major

Adobe

Adobe gives everyone, from emerging artists to global brands, everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences.

Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps and services, enabling users to work effortlessly across devices for connected creative workflows.

http://www.adobe.com

Dell

Precision workstations products deliver top-end performance with the latest desktop caliber processors and advanced thermals that keep your system running at high speeds so you can wait less and create more.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/lp/precision-xps-creators

Lenovo

Lenovo’s story has always been about shaping computing intelligence to create a better world. With the world’s widest portfolio of technology products, we deliver our vision of Smarter Technology for All through products, solutions, software, and services that individuals, communities, businesses, and entire populations need to fulfill their potential.

https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/

Platinum

Maxon

Maxon makes powerful software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, VFX, visualization, and games. Maxon’s product portfolio includes the Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation, and animation technology, the Forger mobile sculpting app, the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools, the leading-edge, blazingly fast Redshift renderer and ZBrush, the industry-standard digital sculpting and painting solution.

https://www.maxon.net/

ProArt

ProArt is the fusion of Pro and Art, created by creators, for creators. It's the comprehensive professional force that will kindle your creative flame, capture the sparks of your inspiration, and let you create the uncreated in unexplored worlds.

https://www.asus.com/proart/

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/

Weta FX

Wētā FX is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision. Based in Wellington, with offices in Vancouver and Melbourne, they are roughly 1,500 of the most ambitious artists, engineers, and executives you’re likely to meet.

Over the last 30 years, Wētā FX’s ground-breaking work has earned them six visual effects Academy Awards®, twelve Academy Sci-Tech Awards, and six visual effects BAFTA Awards, in addition to the 34 Visual Effects Society Awards awarded by their peers. They are known for performance-driven animated characters such as Neytiri, Gollum, Kong and Caesar, as well as the worlds they create, including Pandora, Middle-earth and countless others. Most recently, Wētā FX’s work on Avatar: The Way of Water amazed audiences with never-seen-before innovations in water, facial performance, and real-time depth compositing.

https://www.wetafx.co.nz

Gold

CLO

CLO is the world's leading 3D fashion design software, enabling countless brands and individual designers to create digital garments easily and accurately.

https://www.clo3d.com/en/

Chaos

Chaos is a world leader in computer graphics technology, empowering artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Chaos develops 3D rendering and simulation software that is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. In 2017, the firm’s physically based renderer, V-Ray, was honored with an Academy Award for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures. Today, the company’s advancements in ray tracing, cloud rendering, and real-time visualization are shaping the future of design communication and storytelling. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Prague, Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. For more information visit chaosgroup.com.

http://www.chaosgroup.com

Electric Theatre Collective

Electric Theatre Collective is a visual effects company with a difference: we are a young collective of artists and makers with a point of view and we pride ourselves on our new ideas, creativity and above all, people. Since setting up shop in Soho in 2011, London, Electric Theatre has established itself as a leading post house. Fast Forward to 2015 and a handpicked team of talent crossed the Atlantic and landed in Los Angeles to launch our stateside venture.

http://electrictheatre.tv

Foundry

Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. Foundry’s software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe. It enables clients like Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, ILM, Weta Digital, The Moving Picture Company and Sony Pictures Imageworks to turn incredible ideas into reality by solving complex creative challenges.

http://www.foundry.com

HUION

Huion is a professional manufacturer of digital graphic input devices with original core chips and modules. It is also China's largest manufacturer of drawing tablets. With more than 10 years’ accumulation of experience in developing, manufacturing, and marketing graphic input devices, Huion has always been independent in the R&D section and innovation. Huion's vision is to bring digital ink solutions to more people around the world, and Huion also believes that the world is in your hands.

https://www.huion.com/

Marmoset

Marmoset is the developer of Toolbag, the 3D artist's unified solution for real-time rendering, look-dev, texturing, and baking. Now featuring a brand new texture painting system, free asset library, and hardware-accelerated ray tracing engine delivering stunning image quality and industry-leading baking performance.

https://marmoset.co

Marvelous Designer

Intuitive software for the design and simulation of cloth, based in real-world pattern making.

https://marvelousdesigner.com

Outpost VFX

Outpost VFX has studios in the UK, Montreal, Los Angeles and Mumbai from which it has recently delivered major film and streaming projects including The Wheel of Time, Foundation and Cowboy Bebop. Formed in 2013, Outpost is now home to over 450 people globally delivering high-end visual effects in a supportive and welcoming environment. Over recent years, Outpost has been the first VFX studio to introduce a raft of benefits designed to give the team more control over their work/life balance in the belief that happy, motivated people do the best creative work.

https://outpost-vfx.com/

PlaySide Studios

PlaySide is the largest independent games studio in Australia, founded in 2012. With a wealth of experience and a passion for creativity, PlaySide has released over 70 titles across a range of platforms, including mobile, virtual reality, augmented reality, and PC. The company has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Take-Two Interactive, Activision Blizzard, Meta, Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros, and Nickelodeon.

https://www.playsidestudios.com

Style3D

Style3D is a science-based company, dedicated to offering 3D+AI tools for creating, displaying, and collaborating on digital assets, propelling the global fashion industry's digital and innovative evolution. Style3D Studio: A professional 3D fashion design software delivering rapid development and stunning visuals. Style3D Atelier: An efficient CG digital clothing modeling software dedicated to the film, games, and 3D animation industries. Style3D Simulator: A digital clothing simulation plugin with both real-time and offline for Unreal Engine. Bring digital clothing to life.

https://www.linctex.com

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

2G Studio

2G Studio is a leading Arch Viz Company In Indonesia with the aim to help their client working on their marketing campaign

https://www.2gs.co

AWN

Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 151 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation.

Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, licensing, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as in-depth coverage of current events in all fields of animation, AWN gives its readers an easy to navigate, visually and intellectually creative mechanism to electronically access a wealth of information previously unavailable anywhere in the world.

http://www.awn.com

Ghost VFX

Ghost VFX, Streamland Media’s visual effects division, is a leading visual effects house with Emmy® Award-winning talent and innovative technology bringing creative visions to life. Ghost VFX’s dedicated teams around the globe make the impossible possible, fulfilling the demands of studios and independent creators alike.

Alongside our sister post-production divisions within Streamland Media — Picture Shop, Formosa Group, and Picture Head — we bring together our industry-leading talent, technological sophistication, and creatively-driven philosophy to deliver an unparalleled and customized post-production experience.

www.ghostvfx.com

INDG

We are CGI specialists that help brands and their agencies digitize whole portfolios and make them exciting for consumers.

Our offices are in Amsterdam, Bucharest and New York, and we're always on the look out for new talent. We believe that our success relies on the passion and talent of our people; your personal development is therefore highly valued. Life within INDG is never dull as we cherish diversity, passion and creativity.

http://www.indg.com/

The Boundary

The Boundary is a world-leading creative agency which has mastered computer-generated imagery (CGI) and real-time gaming technology to create photorealistic marketing content and solutions for real estate developers, destination marketers, and eCommerce-focused brands looking to improve their ROI and exploit emerging web3/metaverse opportunities. Innovation and excellence define us.

https://www.the-boundary.com/

beloFX

beloFX was Founded in 2021, beloFX is a next-generation visual effects and technology company. We operate globally with outstanding teams based in Canada and the UK. This is an era of dramatic change in moving image technology and process. Our founding team, who have extensive experience in high-end visual effects, intend the company to be at the forefront of this transformation. At the heart of our ambition are collaborative tools that unify and optimize creative excellence, operational efficiency and client service. The liberating power of this technology enables creative organizations such as ours to work in fundamentally new ways, and develop exciting ideas for the future. We are dedicated to putting diversity, inclusion and equality at the forefront of our culture. We believe in creating an environment where different ideas and perspectives are championed and where each individual feels empowered to contribute.

https://www.belofx.com