This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-03-12 05:00:00 to 2021-03-15 03:59:59. View results

Make a tiny low-poly 3D model using picoCAD in a weekend. No prior 3D experience required. All skill levels welcome!

(Required) Theme

Food

Theme is required for entries and is meant to be open-ended. There should be some form of food visible in the model. You may place the food in an environment such as a kitchen or restaurant but keep the focus on the food itself. Drinks count as food for the purposes of the jam. If you can explain how your model follows the theme, it's valid!

(Optional) Limitation

Use only 4 colors

Includes textures and background. Shade colors count towards the limit. You may use less colors. picoCAD watermark and alpha transparency channel do not count towards the limit.

Shading chart:

What is picoCAD?

"picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Where many programs for modelling and texturing are bloated and overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. It is built on the PICO-8 platform and comes rich with constraints. Experiment to find your own workflow and anything is possible!" -Johan, creator of picoCAD

Download: picoCAD (be sure to read the manual included with it!)

Join picoCAD discord and say hi: discord

How to submit?

Please submit an animated Gif spin of your model, the model txt, and if you have it, the texture png. Example.

To create a spin, navigate to top left drop down menu and click "Export Gif". Select either fast or medium spin.

To copy the model txt, click view files in top left menu and copy it from the folder.

For learning how to create an Itch.io page read Your First Itch.io Page.

Rules

  1. Models are required to incorporate the theme. Limitation is an optional modifier.
  2. Make your model within the jam timeframe
    • You may sketch concepts before the Jam starts but do not use assets made before the jam.
  3. Make only one submission.
    • You may work as a team and submit a group-made model.
  4. Use only picoCAD to make your model and submit animated Gif spin of it.
    • Do not use external modelers/editors for editing model or gif submission, including editing the model txt files. Pixel-art editors for textures are the exception.
  5. No harassment of any kind. No NSFW content, offensive content, excessive gore/violence.
  6. Entries that violate rules will receive a warning and be removed before voting if changes aren't made. 
    • You will be asked to submit a new model or edit to make your model valid. Models made before the jam started cannot be submitted.
  7. Have fun!

Voting

Models will be voted based on following criteria:

  • Visual- aesthetic enjoyment from the model
  • Technical- high quality modelling and/or texturing
  • Concept- creative take on the theme/limitation and/or novel use of picoCAD's capabilities

Voting will be open to submitters only. Submit if you are able to so you can participate in voting!

Prizes

Two participants will get the choice of either pixel art editor Aseprite or game engine Pico-8 as a prize. Prizes will be distributed in a lottery. Submitting a model gives you 1 ticket (chance). If you win a category, you get 3 extra tickets.

Resources

Q&A

Be sure to read the manual included with picoCAD!

Waporwave and I have also written a supplementary guide for picoCAD. Included is a beginner tutorial, overview of modeling and texturing, and a FAQ section answering common questions and showcasing tricks like inverted normal or spheres!

picoCAD Guide

If you have any questions about the jam or picoCAD please reach out on the Discord in the jams-and-challenges channel.

Submissions(62)

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A 3D model made in picoCAD!
stake meat project for picoCAD jam 2
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very simple picoCad model
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3D model of canned kraken meat, made with picoCAD
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A bowl of noodles! :D
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It's a jar of jam, for a jam...
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Lowpoly Model for the Food PicoCAD Jam
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A Cake is cooking in the oven. Oh wait! There's something in the cabintets!
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A delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, and home fries
A lollipop made for the PicoCAD Jam 2 : Food
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Low poly 3D Model for the Food picoCAD Jam
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PicoCAD Jam 2 Entry: Food.
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...the other man's quicker
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An entry for the second PicoCAD Jam.
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Yay! You've found the sky pudding!
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pico-cad Jam 2 submission
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a porous sack of tannins
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An entry for the picoCAD Jam #2
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Just a little Nostalgic Meal for the PicoCAD Jam :)
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This is how they look like here at least
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Grab a really tiny snack for the road.
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model for the second picoCAD jam
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マキ picocad
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Black and White Pizza Chef
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Submission for picoCAD Jam 2!
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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!
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Pizza delivery motorbike for PicoCAD Jam 2
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tiny sushi made in picoCAD
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ice cream made with picoCAD
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PicoCAD's lowpoly camembert, cheese
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A PicoCAD Jam Submission
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A Hungry little kitten eyeing up a fishy.
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first time trying out picoCAD had a little trouble with the uv thoughv
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A picnic of flan, soy sauce, sushi, and pink Tamago while looking at some pretty clouds
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This is a little model I made for the 2nd PicoCad Jam.
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PicoJam 2 - 4 Colour Only, Food Themed Model
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A midnight snack for my picoCAD jam submission!
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Freshly brewed in a copper kettle, served in an ince belli. Boiling hot!
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Just a quick easy model for the second picoCAD jam
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for picoCAD jam 2