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Blast from the Past: Design a Retro Scene in the New Omniverse Design Contest

Sample of a dorm room.

Now’s your chance to use technologies of the future to re-create the past, with the new NVIDIA Omniverse Enter the Retroverse: A Graphics Flashback design challenge.

Contest Information

For this contest, we are asking creators to build and design their gaming space from the past—whether it’s a living room, bedroom, college dorm, or another area. The final submission can be big or small. Meaning you can create an entire room, or assemble a detailed close-up of a floor or desk from a space that inspired your passion for gaming or computer graphics.

A retro dorm room.
Figure 3. Example of an acceptable full room view.

Creators must use Omniverse to design the 3D space in a retro style from the 80s, 90s, or 2000s. NVIDIA is collaborating with TurboSquid by Shutterstock, a leading 3D marketplace, to provide pre-made assets of consoles.

Participants can use a maximum of three assets from TurboSquid to build and design their space. Feel free to re-texture the assets, or even model the classic consoles or PCs from scratch.

Use any 3D software, workflow, or Connector to assemble the retro scene, creating the final render in Omniverse Create.

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.

Submission Details

  • 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 our 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.

For support and tips on how to get started, watch these tutorials, get help from Omniverse experts in the contest forum, and join our Discord server.

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