We’re launching a brand new contest! Plus everybody gets some free VDBs! The prizes are worth a pretty penny, and you can hone your skills as well. Joining is simple. I hope you have fun!

The Prizes are:

First Place: An Annual subscription to www.motionlab.net or a VDB bundle from The Pixel Lab.
Second Place: An Annual subscription to www.motionlab.net
Third Place: 5 Free Packs of their choice from The Pixel Lab.

Here are the Free included VDB elements in the download:

Free VDB Pack plus Contest The Pixel Lab

VDB Contest Rules:

1. Take the included 5 types of packs: Smoke Downwash, Explosions Small Scale, Fire Burst, Smoke Burst and Aerial Explosion. (FYI, The full product on our site has complete VDB animation sequences, but for this contest I’m giving you some of the frames from the animations for free.)

2. Create a still render using at least 3 out of the 5 assets. At least 3 of the 5 types must be in your render. You can use all five if you want though, it’s up to you. You can use any 3D app or engine you want.

3. Post your photo to instagram, and include the hashtag #pixellabvfx7 and tag @the.pixel.lab

4. Follow https://www.instagram.com/the.pixel.lab/

5. The deadline will be the end of June, 2024.

6. Our internal team of judges will look at all of the entries based on the hashtag #pixellabvfx7 We will pick the top three entries based on creativity/originality/design and we will announce the winners in early July. We will fulfill the prizes shortly after.

7. If you want to purchase any of our products, and you end up winning, we will refund your purchase, so don’t worry about buying them if you want to.

8. If you don’t have Instagram you can also simply e-mail me the render and we will include it. E-mail: joren@thepixellab.net

Note: This artwork must be created for the contest. It cannot be a previous piece you have already created. No AI is allowed.


Ready to roll? Download the free asset pack I prepared for this contest and let’s go!

Download VDBs for Contest

Download official contest rules