Color 3D Printing Characters

From now through October 20, XYZprinting and MyMiniFactory are accepting submissions for its Full-Color 3D Character Design Competition. Here’s how you can bring home a brand new full-color 3D printer!

Create a 3D design of any character — it can be from a movie, a game, or even your own original character. And one more thing. Your character must be designed in color! To create your character, you can use texture files and as many colors as you want. Or, even better, incorporate color gradients to create a winning design that’s realistic and has character!

Got an amazing character in mind? Start working on it now and submit your designs below!

Read on to find out more!

How to Win

4 Simple Steps

Create a color 3D design of any character.
Upload your design to XYZ 3D Gallery.
Upload your design to MyMiniFactory.
Share your design on social media!

Your submission is only complete if all of the following requirements have been met.


Create a color 3D design of any character. Accepted file formats are OBJ (Max size: 100 MB), MTL (Max size: 100 MB), and JPEG/BMP (Max size: No limit).


Upload your design to XYZ 3D Gallery and add ‘colorwithXYZ’ under Tags.
Reminder: Please zip up your files before uploading them. More details


Upload your design to MyMiniFactory and add ‘colorwithXYZ’ under Tags.


Share your design on
Facebook (tag @xyzpinting and @MyMiniFactory), or
Twitter (tag @xyzpinting and @MyMiniFactory), or
Instagram (tag @xyzprinting @MyMiniFactory).
Use the hashtags #colorwithXYZ and #xyzprinting! (Make sure the privacy setting of your shared post is set to ‘Public’!)

Submit a Design

Submissions Close October 20, 2019

I want to start submitting my 3D design!

I’ve already uploaded my 3D design on XYZ 3D Gallery.
Take me to MyMiniFactory!


The winner of this competition will bring home a brand new da Vinci Color mini!

XYZprinting’s latest full-color 3D printer, the da Vinci Color mini