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Leveraging the yummy licensing agreement it has buy poe trade with video games manufacturer Valve ( the latter's assets become fair game for reproduction), Shapeways is currently partnering with online digital art community Polycount for a competition inspired by Valve movie game Dota 2. Members of the Shapeways and Polycount communities are invited to design new 3D printable versions (and therefore goods to sell on the site) across five categories: sculpture, jewelry, toys, gadgets and props and cosplay.

It's no easy case of designing and tagging an entry after uploaded into Shapeways though. As part of the entrance guidelines, founders must show the plan envolution of the entrance via a "work-in-progress" thread in the Shapeways forums.Although it's the artistic art of the Polycount community that'll be growing the Dota 2 version count on Shapeways, the 3D printing platform itself will be the only judge of this competition.

The prize pool includes a Wacom graphics tablet, 3D printing vouchers (safe to presume redeemable only on Shapeways) and a Polycount decoration.If it sounds right up your street, you're in luck. The contest is open now, running until 23:59 PST April 29th, 2018. You can check out the entire terms, conditions, requirements and other nitty gritty deets over at Polycount's post announcing the competition.

It was only in September last year which poe trade Shapeways and video game manufacturer Valve paved the way to a happier 3D printing horizon for those designers. Under a poe trade special agreement, Shapeways users can turn to Valve's vast catalogue of games and the assets therein for buy poe trade inspiration together with the assurance that the heavy hammer of copyright infringement could stay sheathed.