Returning after 2020’s Parallel Dimensions and Expanding Dimensions contests, PNY was beyond excited to collaborate with Clint Jones again for another community rendering challenge. Clint is a director, photographer, visual effects artist, and now a full time YouTube educator that focuses on sharing his VFX knowledge weekly with his 780,000 plus followers.
For the 2021 contest, Dynamic Machines which was co-hosted with NVIDIA, Clint certainly aimed high when he challenged his community to work together and build the largest 3D marble machine on YouTube. To participate, the contestants were asked to transform a blank 3D scene and convert it into an incredible environment using the tools of their choice, such as Blender or Cinema4D. In total, nineteen hundred 3D artists responded to Clint’s call and together the team formed a combined 3D environment that takes a marble 3 hours and 35 minutes to traverse from beginning to the end.