#MadeInMachinima | Submissions Now Closed

Thank you to all of the amazing creators who used Omniverse Machinima to craft a cinematic short story. Register for SIGGRAPH 2022 for free to see the winners announced at the NVIDIA Omniverse User Group (details to come mid-July).

Move It, Make It, Win It

Have you ever imagined your favorite game characters crossing paths? What would their journey together look like? Well, it’s time to bring that imagination to life as we’re calling on RTX creators everywhere to remix and animate characters from Squad, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and Mechwarrior Mercenaries 5 using the Omniverse Machinima app.  

While the contest might be over, you can still show us what you’ve #MadeinMachinima and be featured in the Omniverse Gallery.


Experiment with the AI-enabled tools like Audio2Face for instant facial animation from just an audio track; create intuitively with PhysX-powered tools to help you build as if building in reality; or add special effects with Blast for destruction and Flow for smoke and fire. You can use any third-party tools to help with your workflow, just assemble and render your final submission using Omniverse Machinima.

Powered to Create, Optimized for Omniverse

Contestants have a chance to win the latest NVIDIA Studio laptops. See the winners announced in the NVIDIA Omniverse User Group at SIGGRAPH.

Asus ProArt StudioBook 16

1st Place

Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 with RTX 3080 Ti

NVIDIA Studio’s top-of-the-line technology packed in to a form factor that enables users to work on-the-go with world class power from a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU and beautiful 4K display.

Razer Blade 15 Advanced

2nd Place

Razer Blade 15 Advanced with RTX 3080

Purpose-built for demanding creators looking for a thin and portable option, this 15-inch powerhouse Razer Blade 15 Advanced with a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU is your Studio on-the-go.

MSI Creator z16

3rd Place

MSI Creator z16 with RTX 3070 Ti

Perfect for 3D creators working with multiple apps simultaneously, the Creator z16 with GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU provides the necessary hardware to take full advantage of Omniverse and its interconnectivity with your favorite 3D tools.


See the Winners Announced

Join us at the NVIDIA Omniverse User Group at SIGGRAPH to learn who won the #MadeinMachinima contest and see a sneak peak of the product roadmap. The Omniverse User Group will take place on August xx, 2022 at xxxx PT.

Submission Guidelines

Download Omniverse

Download Omniverse

Download NVIDIA Omniverse, open the Launcher, and install Omniverse Machinima.

Be sure your system is outfitted with a GeForce or NVIDIA RTX GPU.  

Load Your Content

Load Your Content

Build your cinematic in Omniverse Machinima using the library of thousands of free assets from games like Squad!, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and Mechwarrior Mercenaries 5. Or bring your own models or assets that you have the rights to.

You can model or texture in any 3rd party design app and bring changes into Omniverse.

*You may update the source assets in any capacity - geometry, UVs, and textures, but are required to feature at least 1 provided Squad, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, or Mechwarrior Mercenaries 5 character in its original form.

Set Your Scene

Render Your Scene

Use the Omniverse Machinima App for assembly and rendering to create the cinematic.  

All scene composition, lighting, and final rendering must be done using Omniverse Machinima or any other Omniverse app that provides the Omniverse RTX Renderer such as Omniverse Create or View.

Compositing and final touches can be done in any 3rd party tool you’d like such as Adobe After Effects or Photoshop.

Your submission must be less than 2 minutes in length.

Submit and Share

Submit and Share

Watch the “How to Enter” video to follow the step by step guide on how to package and save your files.  


Please remember to include your full USD package, final .mp4 video, and a 1920x1080 .jpg thumbnail image.  


After packaging your files, upload them to your desired cloud storage provider (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and lock in your submission using the form below.  


Please be sure that your files are PUBLICLY accessible to anyone with the link.  


Head to social media and share your submission on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @NVIDIAOmniverse with #MadeInMachinima.

To be contacted about future contests, please be sure to “opt-in” to enterprise news and content at the bottom of our form.

Get Started

To help jump start your #MadeInMachinima scene, we have some amazing step-by-step content created by our Omniverse Machinima experts showcased below. 

Be sure to join our Omniverse community on Discord to stay-up to-date on the latest Machinima contest content.

Behind the Challenge

RTX creators around the world were challenged with creating their own cinematic short story to show off to the world while using Omniverse Machinima and assets from top game publishers.  

While the contest might be over, you can still show us what you’ve #MadeinMachinima and be featured in the Omniverse Gallery.

Contest Partners

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord


Dane Johnston

Dane Johnston

Machinima Product Owner

Omniverse NVIDIA

Jenn Tidwell

Jenn Tidwell

R&D Producer

Rooster Teeth

Ronan Browne

Ronan Browne

Principle Animator

Omniverse NVIDIA

Giselle Valenzuela

Giselle Valenzuela

Sr. Associate Lighting Artist

Sledgehammer Games

Joshua Bapst

Joshua Bapst

Senior Content Producer

Omniverse NVIDIA

Zhifei Mu

Zhifei Mu

Film VFX Professional

Central Academy of Fine Arts

Jae Solina

Jae Solina

Creative Director/YouTuber


Joseph Jowett

Joseph Jowett

Chief Administrative Officer

Newscape Studios

Connect With Us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chat with our expert Omnivores in the Omniverse Contest forum or our Discord server.