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Konami is one of the most well known and well respected video game developers worldwide. The multinational contacted us earlier this year for a project of a size we’ve never seen for before.
The company needed our help for an award that celebrated the winner of the PES league. For all you non-gamers out there: PES is an abbreviation for the critically acclaimed Pro Evolution Soccer.
The football video game is now in its 16th installment and continues to draw legions of devoted fans. For those seeking an even greater challenge Konami organizes the PES League World Finals, held this year in Cardiff. The best players in each country go through to a regional final in Barcelona or Liverpool. The winners there go on to the final and on June 4th only one can be crowned World PES Champion. Not coincidently, the final is played in the same weekend as the Champion’s league final.
The team made a 75 CM by 20 CM award customized to Konami’s design, making it the world’s largest 3D printed award to date.
Rather than order directly through the website as many of 3D Trophy Factory’s customers do this required a bespoke approach by the team.
This time care had to be taken to design this special trophy so it would print perfectly the first time. The trophy was first 3D printed and then had to be post processed by hand. Support structures had to be removed and the trophy was then hand painted.
The 3D print itself is made from a light curing resin called a photopolymer. Stereolithography works through lasers moving through a vat of this resin hardening it one layer at a time. The award has a smooth finishing, with a transparent resin on top of the massive 3d printed trophy. The logo is also 3D printed and the stickers are attached manually. With an award of this size, manual labour is a defining factor to reach this level of finishing.
Hopefully yesterday’s winner has a enough shelve space to store away this giant. We surely wish him a well deserved congratulations and hopes he enjoys his one-of-a-kind design!
Last weekend The Noelanders Trophy 2017 took place in Genk, Belgium. This is a 3-day event that is all about the Ancient Japanese tradition of growing and cultivating bonsais.
The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years. The cultivation of Bonsais can be extremely difficult, and this competition awards those who have the best know-how to grow the most beautiful and unique-looking Bonsais.
The event was hold in the Limburghal in Genk with a staggering 4000M² competition floor and a 4000M² vender and professionals area. Live demo’s were held in the Auditorium that can welcome up to 650 guests.
All the activities were organized by the Bonsai Association Belgium for the 18th year in a row, and features a magnificent bonsai exhibition with the support of all their international bonsai friends.
The mission of the association is to raise the class and knowledge of the bonsai in Belgium and beyond the borders of our country. Under the mastery of Marc Noelanders, the event offers a network of contacts and knowledge at an international level.
3D trophy factory had the exclusive honor to design and produce these beautiful and natured inspired trophies.
With over 100 Bonsai trees on display, selecting the winners was a tough job for the judges. Go to this website to see the winning trees of the Noelanders Trophy 2016.
In our series on on what inspires us, we take a look at Scandinavian design.
A minimalist, contemporary and elegant style that keeps clean lines but plays around with different textures and materials to give the design more depth and interest.
Scandinavian design is characterized by the use of cool and light colors, the implementation of geometric patterns and the combination of natural materials with new high-tech resources.
The geometric theme is not only very popular in interior design but also jewelers get inspired by this style. Traditional materials such as wood and precious metals are used to create modern and sleek designs. Triangles, oak and light pastel colors make for a contemporary and elegant look.
We love this style so much because it allows us to play around with the latest techniques and materials such as 3D printing which allows us to create intricate geometric designs. In combination with more traditional materials like wood our awards and trophies get a warm look and feel!The Scandinavian design was the primary inspiration for our most popular award design, the 3D text totem. The 3D printed text and oak foot form an harmonious award that can be fully customized to refer to the winner who will receive it.If you like our text totems and you are looking for a unique award, you can create these text totems yourself in our webshop. Please click here…
As you can see there are many possiblities within this design style and we hope you got inspired as well.
Do you have an important event coming? Do you need a unique design for your award or trophy? Please contact our designers and they’ll get sketching!
Greatist is company committed to helping you find the best way to a healthy and happy life.
For their offices they wanted a totem that represented their positive spirit and outlook on life and that would serve as a reminder to everyone to hold on to that healthy attitude and have fun while doing so.
The 3D Factory Designers created a totem that was based on the Greatist’s 5 icons. A Thumbs Up, a leaf, a doughnut, a cattle bell and an avocado. From the input above our designers created a really cool and whimsical totem that incorporated all elements.
The final result is a 3D printed totem that was spray painted gold (for that glamorous look) and is perched on an oak foot that was laser engraved with the Greatist logo.
This was a really fun collaboration and it looks like friends at Greatist are really happy with their new company totem as well.
Are you looking for an inspirational 3D totem that represents your company vision and philosophy? Contact our 3D Trophy Factory designers and we’ll create a unique design for you!
Or have a look at our portfolio here!
Here’s a list of fully 3D printed awards that inspire us.
1. Design Management Europe Awards
Design Management Europe Awards, designed and produced by Cardiff product design and research centre, PDR.
2. Reboot Develop 2015 Awards
Reboot Develop 2015, the “Biggest game developers and industry professionals conference in south east Europe”, which took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Design by Zagreb-based MOGLO.3. Johny Walker Keep Walking Award
Designed by theMakerBot Studio design team for the annual TechCrunch Disrupt.4. Formula One and Moto GP Trophy
Design by Antonio Pio Saracino for Eni. 5. Flanders Classsic Cycling Race Gent-Wevelgem
Award for Flanders classic cycling race Gent-Wevelgem, designed by Nick Ervinck.6. The Oscars
3D printed Oscars, produced by Polich Tallix fine art foundry. Original design by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons.
7. International Prize For Emerging Artists In Digital Art
3D printed award for “International Prize For Emerging Artists In Digital Art”, the prestigious French Prix Cube 2013 awards designed by Hugo Arcier.
Photo by: Christophe Luxereau8. Architizer A+Awards Trophy
Designed by Snarkitecture. 9. Essenscia Award
This is the Essenscia Innovation Award 2012. Twikit (3D Trophy Factory) designed this custom trophy for Essenscia. The body is 3D printed in polyamide, sandblasted and sprayed in satin white. The base is polished plexi.10. Designer of the year award (I.Materialise)
3D printed award designed by 3D Trophy Factory.For more award designs please check out our portfolio here.
In November 2015, Buysse & Partners and Twikit joined forces to embark on a global 3D journey . Buysse & Partners is an investment firm with a global vision. Twikit is an enabler of online 3D customization.
With the motto ‘Walk the talk’, the 3D Trophy Factory team created a unique deal gift to mark the collaboration between Twikit and Buysse & Partners.
The space travel theme of the tombstone refers to the ambition of the partnership. Together with Buysse and Partners, we aim for the 3D customization sky and believe in infinite possibilities our collaboration will bring.
To create a differentiating look for this unique 3D deal gift the custom elements were 3D printed and were combined with glass and a laser engraved oak foot.
Meanwhile this unique creation has found its place in the headquarters of Buysse&Partners.
What is your journey? Do you have a special business occassion or deal you want to commemorate? Contact us for more information of a cool design! We look forward to hearing from you!
Transforming a 2D concept in to a 3D award is child’s play for 3D Trophy Factory.
What’s in a name, right?
There are many ways to go about creating a 3D award from a 2D logo. It can range from really simple and sleek to really elaborate designs with lots of organic elements or geometrical shapes. All depends on the brief and expectations from the client.
The possibilities are endless and with custom manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC any design is within our reach.
The most used and most effective way of creating a 3D object from a 2D concept is extrusion. This method extends an object along its Z axis to give it depth and body.
Example of extrusion
In the example below we have transformed simple 2D text in to a fun 3D award for Deloitte. You can also try this yourself by creating your own text totem in our webshop.
The awards we made for the Belgian National Lottery are a bit more complex than regular extrusion.
For this project 3D Trophy Factory designed a more organic 3D shape based on the 2D logo of the client. The creative project starts from the original 2D logo and goes through a creative design process driven by our designers and based on the client’s input.
An other example of a more complex conversion is the award we made for the city of Antwerp. At first glance it looks like an intricate 3D structure but standing right in front of it you recognize the typical logo of the city of Antwerp.
Are you looking for a beautifully designed and unique award for one of your events? Contact us!
For the fourth time in a row the Belgian public television VRT awarded their Diversiteitstrofee VRT. This award recognizes people and programs that approach diversity and colleagues in a creative and conscious way. Have a look at the winners here.
The original design idea for the award was a 2D design by graphic designer Gudrun Makelberge which 3D Trophy Factory translated in to a 3D printed trophy.
We made some initial sketches based on Gudrun’s design and in time all parties agreed on a final 3D rendering of the original idea.
First draft sketch for the Diversiteitstrofee VRT
3D Render for the Diversiteitstrofee VRT
The purple 3D prints are placed on an oak foot which has been laser engraved with playful designs to show the different categories. We kept the award very minimal, so the finer laser engravings on the oak foot jump out really nicely.
The final 3D printed award for the Diversiteitstrofee VRT
Do you feel inspired by this design? Are you looking for a unique 3D award or business gift?
Want to create a custom-made award yourself? Visit our webshop!