It’s time for the ultimate throwback challenge: show us where your journey into gaming and computer graphics started with the new NVIDIA Omniverse Enter the Retroverse: A Graphics Flashback design contest.
Build and assemble the gaming space from your past — it could be a desk, a bed, or even the floor. Design an entire room, or create a detailed close-up to show us the space that inspired your passion for gaming or computer graphics.
Participants must build their scene in Omniverse, the groundbreaking platform for accelerating 3D production pipelines. With Omniverse, creators can experience a new generation of tools such as Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD), Material Design Language (MDL) and NVIDIA RTX real-time ray-tracing.
For this challenge, creators must design the 3D space in a retro style from the 80s, 90s, or 2000s. Assemble your retro scene using any Connector or 3D software, such as Adobe, Autodesk, Blender, Epic Games, or Reallusion, and create the final render in Omniverse Create.
NVIDIA is collaborating with TurboSquid by Shutterstock, a leading 3D marketplace, to provide pre-made assets of consoles. Creators can use a maximum of three free assets sponsored by TurboSquid to build and design their scene. Feel free to re-texture the assets, or even model the classic consoles or PCs from scratch.
Entries will be judged on various criteria, including the use of Omniverse Create, the quality of the final render, and overall originality.
The top three entries will receive an NVIDIA RTX A6000, GeForce RTX 3090, and GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, respectively.
Scene by Andrew Averkin through the power of Autodesk 3ds Max and Omniverse Create
Deadline to submit the final render is October 26, 2021.
Contestants must provide one hero still image as their final entry, but can submit up to five images that highlight elements such as lighting variations or different angles, or specific assets within the scene.
The final entry needs to include a final high-res image, plus the final source files, including the USD file and the source file from the 3D application used.
The winners of the contest will be announced at NVIDIA GTC conference in November.
Learn more about the Retroverse contest and start creating in Omniverse today. Share your submission on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @NVIDIAOmniverse with #CreateYourRetroverse.
And for additional support and tips on how to get started, watch these tutorials, get help from Omniverse experts in the contest forum, explore our documentation resources, check out our Twitch, and join the Discord server.