SOURCE: Shapeways

August 11, 2008 12:30 ET

Shapeways Announces Top 10 Finalists of "Bring YOUR 3D into Reality" Challenge to Be Featured at SIGGRAPH

Shapeways 3D Design Challenge Asked 3D Software Users for Their MOST Innovative 3D Designs; "Sailboat," "Nerd Glasses" and "GasGuy" Are Among Finalists to Be Featured at SIGGRAPH 2008 Booth #138

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - SIGGRAPH Booth #138 -- Shapeways, a new global community for 3D co-creation and production, today announces the top ten 3D model finalists to be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2008.

Submissions for original 3D creations were accepted from July 29 through August 7, 2008. The finalists' creations will be on display throughout the week at Shapeways booth number 138. Users were asked to create their own unique models using their own 3D modeling software and uploading their designs to Shapeways.com.

The top ten finalists were decided by industry professionals with expertise in 3D modeling in conjunction with Shapeways. Below are the ten competing for the Grand Prize (in alphabetical order):

"Fire Husky" submitted by madebybard
"GasGuy" submitted by frigi
"Little Lieutenant" submitted by BrodyB
"Moebius Ants" submitted by andre.bois
"Nerd Glasses" submitted by Wildsketch
"Sailboat" submitted by Heofz
"Sophia Big" submitted by David Smit
"Sphere Keeper" submitted by Wildsketch
"Stickman balance toy" submitted by benstabler
"The Birth of an Idea" submitted by jongold

All finalists' models can be seen online at http://www.shapeways.com/contestgallery. The winner will be selected by the Shapeways community online. After the voting has concluded, the Grand Prize Winner will be announced at SIGGRAPH on August 14 and will win a $500 Shapeways product certificate.

Shapeways is the first online 3D consumer global co-creation community. For more information on how to join the Shapeways community, visit booth 138 or log-on to http://www.shapeways.com/

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