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Substance and Marvelous Designer competition brings fresh looks to famous statues

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Bradley Thorne

Entrants will design clothing for the statues of David and Diana, for the chance to win prizes courtesy of HP, NVIDIA and Wacom

Substance and Marvelous Designer competition brings fresh looks to famous statues

Allegorithmic, makers of the Substance tools, and CLO Virtual Fashion have teamed up to launch a new contest, with a very old twist. The ‘David & Diana: Apparel Creation Contest’ challenges users to design and create clothing for two of the world’s most famous statues using just Marvelous Designer and the Substance suite, imagination is the only limit.

Contestants have the option of dressing either Michelangelo’s David or Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Diana. The judges will select three ‘professional’ winners and one from the ‘student’ group, with the focus being on creativity, originality and consistency. Winners will be announced during SIGGRAPH 2018.

Dr. Sébastien Deguy, founder and CEO of Allegorithmic says: “We’ve had a strong relationship with the team behind Marvelous Designer for a long time, and have been looking for a fun way to bring our communities together. Our mutual communities have grown closer as well, and this contest is a way to highlight how the tools best work together.”

Submissions are being accepted now and will continue to be until June 26, 2018. First place winners in the professional category will receive a NVIDIA Quadro P5000, a year of Substance Indie and a perpetual license for Marvelous Designer Personal. Second place will win both Substance and Marvelous Designer licenses and a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16, while the third place winner will get both licenses and a HP DreamColor z27x. The top entry from the student category will earn its creator an NVIDIA P4000 along with both the Substance and Marvelous Designer licenses.

The judges panel will incorporate members of CLO Virtual Fashion and Allegorithmic, alongside design experts from the sportswear and textile industries. Including: Gaëtan Aguado the senior manager creation technologies for Adidas, Alexandre Cailleaux who handles design and brand management for Tex-Ray, Jay Park the vice president of CLO Virtual Fashion, and Sébastien Deguy, founder and CEO of Allegorithmic.

Artists of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to compete. To help ensure the contest is open to all, Allegorithmic and CLO Virtual Fashion are offering a free 30-day trial of Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Marvelous Designer. Ten free Substance Source materials can also be downloaded to help artists create their entries.

For those new to the tools, free video tutorials for Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Marvelous Designer are also available. Additional resources can be found on the official contest page, including helpful tips, guidelines on submission and the complete list of rules.