Mouse | Winners for Mouse Microproject: 2D-to-3D Modeler

November 15, 2019

Winners for Mouse Microproject: 2D-to-3D Modeler

In our second challenge of the 2019-2020 school year, we asked our learners to make a 3D model representation of a 2D artwork. Museums around the world have recently been experimenting with different methods of preserving physical artwork in digital form, and we were curious to see how you all would tackle the challenge of remaking 2D artwork in 3D. Of course, we weren’t disappointed, having received hundreds of submissions of 3D models that not only reflected the original intent and mood of the artwork they were based on but also added new twists to make the new 3D representation its own unique work. Thank you all for your fantastic submissions!

Grand Prize

Our Grand Prize Winner, taking home a $25 Amazon Gift Card, is Untitled by prestizy at Rogers Middle School in Long Beach, California! Take a look at the original artwork by artist Keith Haring and you’ll see why this entry took top prize! prestizy did an incredible job of recreating the original painting in 3D, even managing to match the exact positions of each character in the piece. We were especially impressed by all the smaller details included in the 3D model from the original like the squiggle lines that indicate movement of the characters. Excellent work, prestizy!

1st Runner Up

Our 1st Runner Up is Man throwing flowers by 502odinaa from P.S. 139 in Rego Park, New York! This submission was inspired by Banksy’s The Flower Thrower and does an excellent job of capturing the posture and movement of the main character in the original piece. We liked the blocky, almost robotic look of the 3D model and the added detail present in the included baseball cap and plant. Great job, 502odinaa!

2nd Runner Up

Our 2nd Runner Up is Campbells Soup by Lucas11111111111111111 and classmates at Orinda Intermediate School in Orinda, California! Andy Warhol’s work served as the inspiration for this 3D model. Getting the correct shape of the soup cans was fairly straightforward so Lucas11111111111111111 focused on some of the details of the original artwork such as the font style and layout of the text on the can to faithfully reproduce the original image in 3D. Congrats to Lucas11111111111111111 and collaborators!

Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card for their school, and our 1st and 2nd Runners up will each win a prize of their choice from our new prize chest!

For the November project, we have partnered with the creative team at Wick to design a project where you create your own hidden object game. This month your challenge is to make a Hidden Object Game using Wick Editor!


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