ENTER THE RETROVERSE:

A GRAPHICS FLASHBACK
September 13 - October 26, 2021

Register now for the third NVIDIA Omniverse contest.

ABOUT THE CONTEST

Everyone has their own Level 1—the time and space where they pushed ‘start’ on their journey into gaming and computer graphics. Show us where it started for you by creating your throwback scene using any app, Connector, or workflow, and assemble and render it in Omniverse Create™ for a chance to win.

 

WIN THE LATEST GRAPHICS CARDS

NVIDIA RTX A6000

1st Place

NVIDIA RTX A6000

The world's most powerful professional visual computing GPU for desktop workstations and your imagination.

GeForce RTX 3090

2nd Place

GeForce RTX 3090

The big, ferocious GPU (BFGPU) with TITAN-class performance powering ultra-accelerated creative workflows.

GeForce RTX 3080

3rd Place

GeForce RTX 3080

Delivering the extreme performance that designers and creators crave.

HOW TO ENTER

Submit your entry by October 26, 2021, at 6PM PDT. Winners to be announced mid-November.

See official rules.

Download Omniverse
one

Download Omniverse

Create Your Space
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Create Your Space

Design, model, and texture using your favorite 3D design tools.

Load Your Content
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Load Your Content

Load the assets into Omniverse, bringing in no more than one premade asset from an online marketplace. A selection of free gaming consoles are available directly within Omniverse Create, courtesy of TurboSquid by Shutterstock.

Set Your Scene
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Set Your Scene

Compose and light your scene in Omniverse Create, then render a captivating still image with the Omniverse RTX Renderer.

Watch these tutorials for tips and tricks.  

Submit and Share
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Submit and Share

Submit one still image of your submission, the full USD scene on the contest page, and share your submission on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @NVIDIAOmniverse with #CreateYourRetroverse

GET INSPIRED

Whether it be on a bed, at a desk, or just on the floor, we love a good throwback scene and can’t wait to see where it all started for you. Jump-start your trip down memory lane with an example scene developed by our very own Lead 3D Environment Artist, Andrew Averkin.

MEET YOUR JUDGES

Gavriil Klimov, Senior Art Director, NVIDIA

Gavriil Klimov

Senior Art Director

NVIDIA

Rachel Frick, Environment Palette Artist Firewalk Studios

Rachel Frick

Environment Palette Artist

Firewalk Studios

Daniela Flamm Jackson 2D/3D Artist, NVIDIA

Daniela Flamm Jackson

2D/3D Digital Artist

NVIDIA

Andrew Averkin Lead 3D Environment Artist, NVIDIA

Andrew Averkin

Lead 3D Environment Artist

NVIDIA

Jama Jurabaev, Senior Concept Artist Lucasfilm

Jama Jurabaev

Senior Concept Artist

Lucasfilm

Jessica Huang Senior Marketing Manager, Studio NVIDIA

Jessica Huang

Senior Marketing Manager, Studio

NVIDIA

Rob Bryant Jr., Creative 3D Artist NVIDIA

Rob Bryant, Jr

Creative 3D Artist

NVIDIA

Ana Carolina Pereir,a  Game Art and VR Professor  Ringling College of Art and Design

Ana Carolina Pereira

Game Art and VR Professor

Ringling College of Art and Design

Have Questions?

Chat with our expert Omnivores in the Omniverse Contest forum or our Discord server.

FAQs

  • Who can participate in NVIDIA Omniverse contests?

    Anyone in the eligible countries - found here - can enter! This is a contest meant for creators of any level and is meant to introduce you to the powerful rendering capabilities of Omniverse. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.

  • What do I need in order to participate?

    The Retroverse contest requires downloading and installing Omniverse Open Beta and Omniverse Create. Please note, a GeForce RTX or NVIDIA RTX card are minimum requirements for rendering in Omniverse Create. 

    Feel free to create your assets in any of your favorite 3D applications, however the scene must be assembled and rendered in Omniverse.

    You are allowed to bring in one premade asset to your scene. We have partnered with TurboSquid by Shutterstock to provide a variety of different consoles to choose from.  

  • What do I need to include in my submission?

    Your submission should include: 

    • Your final rendered scene ( in .jpg format) and your full, final USD scene (so we can ensure it was rendered in Omniverse). No .zip files will be considered. 
    • You are permitted up to 5 beauty shot still images that help to show off your work.
    • Any behind-the-scenes videos are welcomed but not mandatory.
  • How will submissions be judged?

    Your submission will be judged on: 

    • Overall originality
    • Adherence to “retro gaming” theme
    • Creativity of the entire scene, set dressing and lighting
    • Quality and cinematic feeling of the final render
    • Adherence to the submission guidelines
  • How do I find out if I won?

    Our team will reach out to you via email to let you know if you have won and we will also post on our social media.

    Keep an eye out!  

  • Where can I go for help, assistance, or clarification on the rules?

    Our experts are available to you on the Omniverse Forums. Check out the dedicated contest forum or Discord server for help from Omniverse engineers or our creative community.

  • How can I learn about new contests?

    Sign up to be notified about future Omniverse contests here.

  • What is NVIDIA Omniverse?

    NVIDIA Omniverse is an open platform built for virtual collaboration and real-time physically accurate simulation. Complex creator, designer, and engineering visual workflows are transformed as users and teams connect major design tools, assets, and projects for collaborative iteration in a shared virtual space.

    NVIDIA Omniverse is free for individuals.