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Stay Home - Spread Hope Render Challenge


HW3D Vice President & Queen Bee
Staff member
Welcome to our
Stay Home - Spread Hope
Community Render Challenge!
One of the best things we can do for ourselves in times of stress
and uncertainty is to make time to do the things that we love to do.

In the interest of using our 3D medium to assist with the expression
of the myriad of thoughts and emotions regarding the global health crisis,
we are offering
this small collection of items at no cost to you.

In exchange for these free items we ask that you join us
by sharing images you create using these products.

Rules & Guidelines:
  • Image must use at least three products from the Stay Home - Spread Hope store category
  • Post work is allowed
  • Post your images to this thread.
  • Submitted Images must meet forum guidelines.
    • 1600 x 1600 pixel maximum image dimensions. Images can be any size W or H but cannot exceed 1600 pixels in either direction.
    • 1MB max file size for images
    • 10MB max file size for video
  • You must abide by the HiveWire 3D Terms Of Service.
    • Comedy is welcome.
    • Please keep it family friendly.
  • You agree to the possibility of your images being shared in the HiveWire Weekly Newsletter and/or on social media.
  • You agree to the possibility of your images being included in a slideshow video that will be created by HiveWire 3D and shared on social media.
  • We will be using #StayHomeSpreadHope on social media and invite you to add the hashtag when sharing images to your own social media.
Categories and Prizes:
  • Judges will be The HiveWire Team (Chris, Lisa, Paul, Alisa)
This render challenge will remain open through midnight, Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Updated Tuesday, 03-31-20 to add:

New prizes from RizomLab! Thank you!

and Special Thanks and Shout-outs to our HiveWire 3D Contributing Artists who have generously added 28 of their products to the challenge.

@Sunfire, @Janet, @AfroditeOhki, @Dreamer, @mininessie, @Dawn, @HaiGan, @kobaltkween, @3WC, @Tempesta3d, @Dakorillon (IMArts), @Rowan54, @Pendraia, @Satira Capriccio, @caisson, @Seliah (Childe of Fyre), @KageRyu, @Virtual_World, @Ghostman, @AnimaGemini, @pommerlis, @Varnayrah, @Rae134, @phdubrov , @Ken1171, @LeoLee, @RAMWolff, @FreyrStrongart

Updated Monday, 06-01-20

Okay, folks. The Render Challenge is officially over and we are not counting any images for judging that were uploaded after midnight May 31. The thread will remain open so you can continue to upload and share here.

I have downloaded a bit more than half of the images in the thread (skipping those that were marked 'not an entry') and will be gathering the rest and sending a package out for judging. We are striving to have winners selected and announced by Friday, June 19th.

In the mean time, we are posting entries twice a day on our Facebook page and will be doing some additional things to spread hope here and there.

Thank you all so much for your caring and your enthusiasm in sharing your messages of hope with others. :thankyou2:

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HW3D President
Staff member
This is exciting. So happy that Lisa came up with this idea. Also very glad that Laurie Prindle who owns part of the House Cat and Whisper revenue was so eager to jump at the chance to support the freebies, so that everyone can have some fun in these recent times of stress and concern.

I agree with Lisa's initial comment that creating things we love with others can help us all to feel some relief. By being a part of this challenge I believe folks in this community can rally around each other for support and share in something fun to take our minds off of the social distancing and other important things we need to be doing. We can continue to feel close here and share in the creative process.

Let the rendering begin!


Dances with Bees
Contributing Artist
ok...here is my first one!
"Stay Home - Hello little one"

Stay Home Hello little one.jpg