in many communities like photoshop communities and blender forums, members have informal challenges. it could be starting with a base image and applying their magic to it or seeing who can build the best looking light sabre (years ago on a blender forum there was a “build a light sabre” and put it in a short live action video challenge!)
Vanish at OpenSim-Creations started an OpenSim-based monthly challenge which was a brilliant idea but participation was low. it was a great idea because it could have meant more freebie content for everyone
a key factor for success for this is having an easy “place” to showcase people’s work
i don’t know anything about the OSgrid forum and maybe they already do this
there is a lot of talent in our OpenSim community and i was curious on what some people think of this type of approach for adding to the content that is out there. and it does not have to be free, but it should be pushing the creative envelope (so that it doesn’t become just a way to market your most awesome boots ever that come in 28 diff colours!) =p
maybe there’s not a good way to do this or (more likely) i simply don’t have an original idea as to how it can be done!
i challenged myself to make a prim version of this TurboSquid public trash can because i need a buttload of them for Enclave Harbour and i don’t want to pay $24 for one!