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Vectary and MyMiniFactory collaborate for Xmas 3D design contest

3D design software company Vectary has teamed up with 3D printing community MyMiniFactory for a fun and festive 3D design challenge.

Participants must submit designs on the theme of “Xmas decorations” using Vectary and upload their creations before the 22 December. They will be in with a chance of winning a 3D printer from MakeX.

Design a Christmas decoration or upload a tutorial

Vectary is a free online 3D design platform that can be accessed directly from a browser. It allows designers to create complex shapes for use in 3D printing, VR and AR. Objects created on Vectary must be submitted to the competition using the platform’s MyMiniFactory Exporter plugin.

Especially for this competition, Vectary has also created a bonus competition category. To enter this secondary contest, participants must upload a YouTube video tutorial of themselves using Vectary, showing others their process and workflow. All uploads featuring “Vectary” in their title will be considered.

Vectary's online 3D design software makes creating for Christmas easier than ever before. Image via Vectary/Youtube.
Vectary’s online 3D design software makes creating for Christmas easier than ever before. Image via Vectary/Youtube.

Competition rules and prizes

The winner of the main competition will receive a MakeX M-Jewelry 3D printer worth over $3500, and two runners up will each receive one of MakeX’s new MIGO 3D printers. Bonus prizes include an “AVer media Live Gamer Portable 2,” a Vectary Swag Bag, and 10 free private model slots.

Participants may enter the competition as many times as they like into the main Xmas decoration or Vectary tutorial category. For extra exposure, designers should use the hashtag #madewithvectary in their work.

3D printing submitted designs and attaching a photo to the competition entry will earn extra consideration. A panel of judges from MyMiniFactory and Vectary will decide the winning entries based on creativity and printability, amongst other features. The competition deadline is 22 December.

Makex M-Jewelry printer on Kickstarter
Makex M-Jewelry DLP 3D printer, the first prize. Photo via MakeX.

Help and inspiration from Vectary

To make it easier for anyone to participate in the competition, Vectary has created a series of comprehensive templates and tutorials. These include a video guides on “Editing a Gingerbread Man,”  Creating a Twirl Bauble,” and making a DIY snow globe.

Vectary live streams can be regularly found on the platform’s Facebook, and videos of these 3D modelling livestreams can be found on YouTube.

The competition is accepting entries from now until the 22 December. Get creative for Christmas, and be in with a chance of winning.

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Featured image shows some 3D designs created using Vectary.