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Win 1 of 3 Marmoset Toolbag V1.01 Licenses in our July Competition!

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To celebrate the release of Marmoset Toolbag V1.01, the real-time model presentation tool, we've teamed up with 8monkeylabs to give away 3 full licenses in our fantastic July competition! Read on to find out how you can enter...

What is Marmoset Toolbag?

Marmoset Toolbag is a fully-featured, real-time material editor and presentation tool. You can easily import your models, add texture maps and custom environments as well as tweak material settings, all in real-time. Once you have your model looking exactly as you want, Toolbag gives you the ability to render out single images or setup full turntable animations which can then be captured using software such as Fraps or the open-source CamStudio. The video below shows a portion of just what is possible :

You can visit the 8monkeylabs site to read more about the application : http://www.8monkeylabs.com

What you can win

The three winners of the competition, jointly chosen by 8monkeylabs and Cgtuts+ will each be awarded one full, node-locked license for the newly released Marmoset Toolbag V1.01.

Please be aware that Toolbag is currently a Windows-only application, although it does run smoothly on OSX Bootcamp!

How to enter

This competition is now closed.

Using the many different features in the evaluation version of Marmoset Toolbag, we want you to come up the coolest image or animation you possibly can, and then post a link to it in the comments below. Don't have a model you can use for your entry? No problem; Toolbag comes bundled with several simple models you are free to use. And remember, we're not looking for the most complex model, just the coolest looking final result!

To get started, you'll need to head over to the 8monkeylabs site and download an evaluation copy of the software. To do this, click this link and then at the bottom of the Toolbag page, click the top Add To Cart button on the Evaluation Download line. In the window that pops-up, click the Checkout button and then add in your information and click OK to be provided with your download link.

The evaluation version is fully-featured, allowing you to sample all of the available tools, and it lasts for 20 days. Once downloaded and installed be sure to take a look at the User Manual to quickly get up to speed on the application itself.

8monkeylabs have kindly offered to keep a close eye on the comments, so if you have any problems with the install, the workflow or any of the features, just leave a comment with as much detail as you can and they'll do their best to get back to you quickly! Alternatively, you can email toolbag@8monkeylabs.com.

Submitting your entry

Once you have your final image or animation, we want you to upload it to one of the many free file hosting sites (MegaUpload, YouShare, Flickr, Youtube and Vimeo to name just a few) and then post a link in the comments below, making sure that you add the word ENTRY in capital letters to the start of your comment.

This competition is open worldwide, and runs for 14 days, so make sure to get your comment in before midnight on August 3rd, 2010, Pacific Standard Time.

Competition Rules

  • Although you can post as many images and animations in the comments as you'd like (in fact, we encourage it!) each user can only have ONE final entry. If you submit more than one comment containing the text ENTRY, only the first comment will be counted.
  • Envato staff and people who have written more than two tutorials/articles for a Tuts+ site are not eligible to enter.
  • The judges decision is final, and no alternative prize is being offered.

Other than that, have fun, enjoy the software and good luck! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

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