Weekly CG Challenge #114: "Ancient Technology"

Background artwork by Samy Tichadou

Weekly CG Challenge #114 “Ancient Technology” has ended!

We received 44 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Samy Tichadou, Hebron Priyo Paring and Patrick Piranha. See the winners and all entries below.

Please note: Concerning the prizes, we will contact you in the next two weeks.

Topic Description
Ancient Technology – In a world filled to the brim with high-end technology it’s always interesting to take a look back in history. To see what the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese had devised thousands of years ago is fascinating and inspiring alike. Delve deep into the history books and show us some curious device, weird Da Vinciesque war machine or go crazy and make something up on your own!  

We pick three winners for each challenge. The winners will be announced a few hours after the challenge has ended. The prizes will be distributed like this: The 1st winner can choose 6 prizes of the list below. The 2nd winner can choose 5 of the prizes the 1st winner does not choose, from the list below. The 3rd winner can choose 5 of the remaining prizes, from the list below.


Prizes for this challenge:


1st place by Samy Tichadou

A well executed short film; engaging and funny (The hamsters in the wheel are a great detail). Great work in 2 weeks!

2nd place by Hebron Priyo Paring

This is a superb piece of concept art, and could come straight from a film. We’re drawn in by the characters and story.

3rd place by Patrick Piranha

Technically excellent, this really stands out. It’d be striking as a still render, but taking it further with animation creates a detailed world for the viewer, and really shows off the model.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Joshua Knauber

Honorable Mention by Emmanuel Luiz

All Entries

by Patrick Piranha

by Samy Tichadou