3D Awards Winners


#1

Guys,

It’s midnight here. We’re all going to get some booze - the 3D Awards was INCREDIBLE. We’ll have photos and more tomorrow. But here’s the winners list:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday 9 May 2003

Winners Announced for the 1st Annual International 3D Awards

Copenhagen, Denmark – The International 3D Awards Committee is pleased to announce the final list of winners for the 1st Annnual International 3D Awards, proudly sponsored by HP, NVIDIA and Alias|Wavefront. The ceremony was held on the evening of Friday 9th May 2003, at Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark running in conjunction with the 3D Festival 2003. Winners present received the Digital Hero trophy, hand sculpted by Dan Platt.

Feature Film VFX
The award for Best 3D Visual Effects for a Feature Film honors outstanding visual effects production used in a feature film. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, DreamWorks, USA
  • Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA
  • Stuart Little 2, Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA
  • Star Wars Episode II, Industrial Light & Magic, USA
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Chamber Sequence, Framestore CFC, UK
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Weta Digital, New Zealand

Winner
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Weta Digital, New Zealand

Television VFX
The award for Best 3D Visual Effects for Television honors outstanding use of 3D visual effects for a television-based production. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • Wild Weather for BBC One, The Moving Picture Company, UK
  • Dinotopia (mini-series), Framestore CFC, UK
  • The Giant Claw/Land of Giants, Framestore CFC, UK
  • The Future is Wild, 422 Ltd, UK

Winner
Dinotopia (mini-series), Framestore CFC, UK
Commercials
The award for Best 3D in a Commercial is for outstanding use of 3D in a television or cinema commercial, fully CG or containing key 3D elements. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • Levi’s Stampede, The Mill, UK
  • Nintendo, La Maison, France
  • Levi’s Odyssey, Framestore CFC, UK
  • X-Box Mosquito, Framestore CFC, UK
  • Carl and Ray: Kung Fu, Tippett Studio, USA
  • Murphy’s Peanut, The Mill, UK

Winner
Carl and Ray: Kung Fu, Tippett Studio, USA

Music Videos
The award for Best 3D in a Music Video is for outstanding use of 3D (composited with live action or fully animated) in a music video. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • Nature is Ancient (Bjork), Glassworks Post Productions Ltd., UK
  • Respire (Mickey 3D), André Bessy, Jerome Combe, Stéphane Hamache, Eric Prebende and Sylvain Tardiveau, France
  • Miss Lucifer (Primal Scream), The Moving Picture Company, UK
  • Courage, for Cartoon Network, FilmTecknarna Animation AB, Sweden
  • Use Yur Imagination, Oddworld Inhabitants, USA

Winner
Nature is Ancient (Bjork), Glassworks Post Productions Ltd., UK

Short Films
The award for Best 3D Short Film honors an outstanding 3D-animated short film with no restrictions on commercial, studio or independent productions. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence, Storytelling and Cinematography.

Nominees

  • Show & Tell, Kapow Pictures, Australia
  • The ChubbChubbs, Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA
  • Cane Toad, Andrew Silke and David Clayton, Australia
  • Mike’s New Car, Pixar Animation Studios, USA
  • Polar Bears ‘Gary’s Fall’, Passion Pictures, UK

Winner
Show & Tell, Kapow Pictures, Australia

Independent Animations
The award for Best Independent 3D Animation honors an outstanding animation or short film produced by independent 3D artists. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence, Storytelling and Cinematography.

Nominees:

  • Pigly, Philippe Tailliez & Sandrine Auvertin, France
  • This Wonderful Life, Liam Kemp, UK
  • Eternal Gaze, Sam Chen, USA
  • Chain Smoker, Ulf Lundgren, Sweden
  • Henry’s Garden, Moon Seun and Kevin Geiger, USA

Winner
Eternal Gaze, Sam Chen, USA

Game Cinematics
The award for Best Non-Interactive 3D Game Cinematics honors an outstanding cinematic sequence produced for a game, with no restriction on pre-rendered or in-game-engine sequences. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Workmanship & Technical Excellence and Storytelling.

Nominees

  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment, USA
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, Lost Boys Studios for Electronic Arts, Canada
  • Dead to Rights, Attitude Studio for Namco Hometek, France
  • Primal, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – Cambridge, UK

Winner
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment, USA

Logos and Idents
The award for Best use of 3D in a Logo or Ident honors outstanding use of 3D in a logo or ident. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • The Presentators: Sounds for Nickelodeon UK, Aardman, UK
  • Morning Glory 1 for MTV Networks Nordic, FilmTecknarna Animation AB, Sweden
  • Teletoon, Guru Animation Studio, Canada
  • Big Brother Stings for E4, The Moving Picture Company, UK
  • Santa Lights up New York for Radio City Music Hall, Kleiser-Walczak, USA

Winner
The Presentators: Sounds for Nickelodeon UK, Aardman, UK

Technological Innovation Special Award
This award honors the best recent Technological Innovation in the 3D industry. Technologies nominated in this category demonstrate a high degree of technical novelty, quality of commercial and proprietary implementations, novelty and quality of implementations, breadth of applications and impact on recent and current productions.

Nominees

  • The Terrain Engine Behind Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Sony Online Entertainment, USA
  • Animanium: An Application for Character Animation with Flexible Inverse Kinematics, The University of Tokyo and Sega Corporation Mirari R&D, Japan
  • RealFlow: Fluid Dynamics, Next Limit, Spain
  • FaceGen: Statistical based face generation technology, Singular Inversions, USA
  • Shave and Haircut: Dynamic hair simulation technology, Joe Alter, USA
  • NPR1: Non-photorealistic rendering system, Reyes Infografica, Spain

Winner
Animanium: An Application for Character Animation with Flexible Inverse Kinematics, The University of Tokyo and Sega Corporation Mirari R&D, Japan

Industrial Design
The award for Best 3D Industrial Design honors outstanding use of 3D in a design project. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • Philips MC-i200 Flash product presentation, Annemieke Froger (Philips Design/Communications), Netherlands
  • AudiPhone, Gabor Vaszkun, Hungary
  • Z1010, Jeanna Kimbré (Sony Ericsson), Sweden
  • Philips eXp 431 Flash product presentation, Annemieke Froger (Philips Design/Communications), Netherlands

Winner
Z1010, Jeanna Kimbré (Sony Ericsson), Sweden

Architectural Visualization (Animation)
The award for Best Architectural Visualization (Animation) is for outstanding use of 3D in an animated architectural visualization project. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics, Technical Excellence and Animation.

Nominees

  • The Edge, Smoothe Ltd., UK
  • My House, Architecture in Motion, UK
  • Residential Housing ‘Het Volk’, AniMotionS, Belgium
  • Bristol City Academy, Blink Image Limited, UK

Winner
My House, Architecture in Motion, UK

Architectural Visualization (Still)
The award for Best Architectural Visualization (Still) is for outstanding use of 3D in still image for an architectural visualization project. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • Venezia, Peter Hoffman, Germany
  • Vertical Village project - bioclimatic tower, Igor Knezevic (Flare Group), USA
  • My house, Architecture in Motion, UK
  • Turning Torso, apt. A3, Aaro Designsystem AB, Sweden

Winner
Vertical Village project - bioclimatic tower, Igor Knezevic (Flare Group), USA

Student 3D Animation
The award for Best Student 3D Animation is for a short film produced by an individual or team of students displaying outstanding use of 3D graphics and animation.

Nominees

  • Bert, Moonsung Lee, USA
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street, Wilhelm Landt (Hochschule für Künste Bremen), Germany
  • Dronez, Paul Dreisen, Alexander Hupperich, Manuel Macha, Leif Arne Petersen (German Film School), Germany
  • Tim Tom, SUPINFOCOM, France
  • Ritterschlag, Sven Martin, Sebastian Frey, Florian Kraft, Stephan Haase, Oliver Bermes, Tim Weimann, Tom Bracht, Denis Behnke, Sven Dreesbach, Volker Willmann, Oliver Finkelde (Institut of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction), Germany
  • Le Faux Pli, SUPINFOCOM, France

Winner
Tim Tom, SUPINFOCOM, France

3D Art (Still)
The award for Best 3D Art (Still) is for an image of outstanding artistic nature using a 3D application. Entries were judged based on the criteria of Originality & Creativity, Design & Aesthetics and Technical Excellence.

Nominees

  • One Last Time, Steven Stahlberg, Malaysia
  • Leaving the Fifties, Stephane Belin, France
  • Trust, Dany Lyon, Switzerland
  • Savage Warrior, Juan Jose Palomo, Spain

Winner
One Last Time, Steven Stahlberg, Malaysia

About the International 3D Awards
The International 3D Awards honors the achievements of companies and individuals in the 3D computer graphic arts industry. Held annually at the 3D Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, it covers the entire spectrum of the 3D industry from animation and digital effects to gaming, architectural visualization and independent productions. The 3D Awards is a non-profit organisation held by a committee of industry luminaries. www.3dawards.org

About the 3D Festival
3D Festival is the leading European event for 3D computer graphic artists. Comprising of three conferences: 3D Festival Conference, Game Developers World and Architectural Visualization Conference; and the largest exhibition of creative services in Europe, 3D Festival prides itself in its ability to attract the industry’s most prominent professionals to participate in the annual event. www.3dfestival.com


#2

Congrats to all the nominees, and of course, to all the winners! :applause: :applause:

Hope you guys all had a fantastic time :smiley:

Looking forward to seeing some pics… Don’t party so hard that your hangover prevents you from posting some for us to see tomorrow, Leonard!


#3

:beer: :thumbsup: :applause: I wish I was there! Congrats …
Can’r you feed those who couldn’t go to denmark, with more PICTURES & SHOWS? :love:


#4

Just came back, was so cool!.
Felt almost like the oscars with the food, snacacks and drinks before and then all the great nomines congrats to you all!!!


#5

YAY Congrats to the winners and nomminiees :thumbsup:


#6

Alright Steve S.!!! whoohoo!


#7

Hi everybody

Just to say that is incredible honor to be in such company.
I did get the award (architectural still) - but I wish I could’ve been present in Copenhagen to meet all these fantastic and talented people. THAT’S what makes this art really alive. So much enthusiasm and talent!!

Rock on everybody!!!

(well I guess they did get to see my blurry face on the screen :slight_smile: Well anyway - it’s friday nite here in Los Angeles and I think I’m going to get myself 12-packs in multiplies. Now who’s gonna drive me home?

Thanks again.

Igor

PS. I also second desire for more images. Gimme gimme!
as for mine check here: (vertical village in architectural section)

Igor’s site - Flare Group


#8

DUDE!

Vertical Kicked holy A$$!!!

That was a cool render man!

Great job and congrats m8!


#9

Wow!! Congrats to all award winnders!!! (and nominees too!!!) awesome!! :applause: :applause:


#10

Winner
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,
Weta Digital, New Zealand [

YEAH BABY!!!:airguitar


#11

hum… this is so elitist …

im only saying that because of this (extracted from the web) :
“The International 3D Awards is the largest independent, global awards for the 3D industry.”

independent… :thumbsdow dont c that…

thought that this awards (student !!!)
were for everyone see what place u can get… globally…

i mean, in 2003 “Bay Raitt” gets #1 and im number #xxx

so frustrating… :annoyed:

Im wondering if exists a worldwide 3D Award where everyone
who can participate and gets a place, like im the #53 in the
world - voted by a group (not a person) of the related industry.

just MHO… love all the nominee´s - but thought this was
a competition (and feedback of your work) for everyone…


#12

Originally posted by Maximus Groff
[B]hum… this is so elitist …

im only saying that because of this (extracted from the web) :
“The International 3D Awards is the largest independent, global awards for the 3D industry.”
[/B]

Haha. My goodness, you so don’t get it. :beer:
We’re an independent award in that we are a non-profit organisation owned and run by the committee, which is made up of 3D professionals worldwide. i.e., we’re not owned by any organisation, event or company. The awards is completely run by industry people.

As for being elitist, isn’t that the point of having an awards? We’re celebrating the achievements and the best 3D for the year. That’s the whole point.

L.


#13

second place winner is the first loser maximus :wink:

the point of having awards is to award the best , not to award #1567’th winner. I dont see the “elitism” in that , if anything it should push everyone to work harder and do better stuff for the next one.


#14

owww… my head…

was out last night 'till… er… this morning. :slight_smile: got a niiice solid hour of sleep, and now I’m getting ready for the flight back.

what a fantastic time! thanks to leo, tito & jimmy for everything!

now if only I could find my voice… It’s completely gone! :slight_smile:


#15

congrats too all winners and nominees !

hehe i am a nominee for architectur / still :buttrock:
venezia, peter hoffman

thanks a lot !


#16

LOL Jason, only a hour? Margit said you could barely speak :p, I actually got 3 :rolleyes: I’ll be around to find you before you leave.

-lil


#17

Oh… I was nominated!? scratches head:surprised


#18

Thank you! :smiley:

(Sorry, I’m a little slow)


#19

nice to see a global spread of awards :slight_smile:

is there any chance of some links to the winner/nominees work where applicable?


#20

Congrats to all the nomines and winners :thumbsup: .