3ds Max Programming Contest - $1000 Prize
TurboSquid is holding a programming contest with a first prize of $1000. The contest calls for a utility that checks 3D models for certain attributes. Entrants can use MAXScript or any other programming language to write the utility.
The contest ties in with CheckMate, the new set of quality standards TurboSquid launched last August. Since then, scores of TurboSquid's supplier artists have endeavored to meet the standard by fixing up the 3D models they sell at the site. To aid artists, TurboSquid currently offers various tools, but their suite is far from complete. The challenge is to write a script that automatically inspects a 3D model in versions of 3ds Max prior to 2010, then generates a detailed report about how well the model meets the CheckMate standard. This report enables the artist to quickly find out what needs to be fixed before they submit the model for CheckMate certification.
The contest deadline is March 31, 2012. No purchase or publishing of models for sale is required to enter. Visit the CheckMate Tools Contest page for more details.
Contest page: http://www.turbosquid.com/CheckMate-Tools-Contest