The judges have voted. In a surprise twist, you got to vote too. And now we’re excited to announce the two winners of the first-ever Cubify Challenge.
For the Judges Choice, we have Nate Hess’s “4″, a crumpled digital cloth. This model, we later learned, was part of this larger sculpture featuring 5 pieces of “cloth” in various stages of draping on these box-like structures. “We found the winning entry especially intriguing, as a demonstration of material property simulation resulting in a beautiful and fluid form. And the final shape can only be created with additive fabrication, which also then gives the part a layered pattern that creates an even richer experience for the beholder,” said Scott Summit, one of our celebrity judges.
Nate, an artist, will get a Cube 3D printer, the easiest personal 3D printer, to continue his art at home. “Having my own machine would be a tremendously liberating experience,” he said. Since the Cube works straight out of the box, he can focus his time on his art instead of focusing on fiddling with a printer. He will also receive a free copy of Cubify Invent, 3D design software optimized for 3D printing, his piece printed for free, and have his work featured on cubify.com. Congratulations, Nate!
For the Community Choice Award, we have Marco Teran. Marco’s 4-fingered ring, while too delicate to be brass knuckles, says “i heart <cube>ify” when viewed from just the right angle. Marco’s design was the clear winner of the Community Choice, getting 31% of the votes. Marco will get a Cube 3D printer and a copy of Cubify Invent. We’ll also 3D print his piece, and feature it on Cubify.com. Congratulations Marco!
Runners-up for the Community Choice Award are Christina Chun, whose bracelet got 28% of the vote, Albertus Pruta, whose yggdraZi business card holder got 21% of the vote, and Chris Wilkes, whose French Horn Kazoo got 10% of the vote. For one last surprise up our sleeve, they will each get a copy of Cubify Invent. Congrats to all!