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Bringing CAD to color and color to CAD.

No more black and white renderings, tone down the grey and stop playing it safe! In support of the theme for this year's Industrial Designers Society of America IDSA’s 2013 Northeast District Design Conference, The Color of Design, IDSA is collaborating with GrabCAD, the world's largest online community of designers and engineers, to launch IDSA’s Color of Design "CAD" Rendering Challenge

Simply download any CAD model from the GrabCAD library – then develop it, re-arrange it, cut it, splice it, hack it…but most importantly implement color in a fresh and creative way.

Think about how color affects the design, improves the user experience and brings a 4th dimension to how an object, product, assembly or landscape is perceived. Use this challenge as an outlet for you and your design team to reimagine how we incorporate color into our creative process. Then submit your rendering to the Challenge in JPG format.

Our jury of leading industrial designers, engineers and graphic designers will evaluate and select the best and most creative submissions to be highlighted at the IDSA’s 2013 Northeast District Design Conference "The Color of Design" in April in Hartford.

1st place will be awarded a one complimentary registration for The Color of Design, IDSA’s Northeast District Design Conference, and a full custom spec build from BIKEID. In addition, 1st-4th places will be awarded KeyShot licenses. 1-6th place will receive GrabCAD shirt and mug, not to mention the admiration of your peers!

For a KeyShot trial without watermarked renderings, email license@luxion.com with "IDSA Color Aided Design Challenge" in the subject line. You will receive a 15 day license for use in the challenge.

Thank you to GrabCAD member Mehmet Turkan for the lens model, rendered in KeyShot 4 by Rex Roberts.

Rules

  • Only renderings that are based on CAD models from GrabCAD library are accepted in this Challenge. Only renderings with reference to the original CAD file are accepted. Along with model being from GrabCAD, model must also be rendered in KeyShot.

    Along with IDSA logo on rendering, KeyShot logo must be on rendering. Logos are available under 'Specification' button.

  • This Challenge is open to everyone. You can submit several entries.

  • Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members.

  • Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD library through this challenge page here will participate in the competition.

  • Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.

  • Tag your model with “idsa”. Only entries with valid tag will participate!

  • Winners will be chosen based on the rules and interpretation and value add of the choice of color and rendering to create a true product differentiation with the choice of color. Quality, realism and composition are also important in the judging criteria.

  • This Challenge starts on February 25, 2013 and ends on March 25, 2013, at 11:59pm UTC.

  • The winners will be announced at the IDSA’s 2013 Northeast District Design Conference, The Color of Design on 19th April 2013, as well as on GrabCAD not before April 19, 2013.

    The winners will be contacted directly prior the event.

  • The contest sponsor has the right to promote the winning entries.

Prizes

Prizes for top 6 entries

1st Prize

Free pass to the 2013 Northeast District Design Conference April 19-20 in Hartford (normally $350) + KeyShot / Animation 1 year license (value $1,495) + custom spec build from BIKEID + GrabCAD shirt and mug

2-4th Prize

KeyShot / Animation 1 year license (value $1,495) + GrabCAD shirt and mug

5-6th Prize

GrabCAD shirt and mug

About the jury?

Jury consists of leading industrial designers, engineers and graphic designers around the globe who will evaluate and select the best and most creative submissions for an exhibition at the conference.

Winners will be chosen based on the rules and interpretation and value add of the choice of color and rendering to create a true product differentiation with the choice of color. Quality, realism and composition are also important in the judging criteria.

About Industrial Designers Society of America

With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. More info: http://idsa.org/

At IDSA’s 2013 Northeast District Design Conference, The Color of Design, a fantastic group of featured keynotes and other top-notch presenters will inspire us to explore what is The Color of Design? How does color affect the design, and how is color affected by design? What is its role in the process? How does it differ by design disciplin, and how do we employ color to augment and alter the products, services and experiences we design?

Let’s get together in Hartford April 19-20 for The Color of Design, where we will embark on a two-day deep dive with inspiring speakers, practical workshops and in-depth discussions on the vibrant relationship between design and color.

117 comments

  • Tomas

    Tomas over 1 year ago

    Perfect :D

    Tomas has uploaded 51 CAD models & has left 935 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A over 1 year ago

    sweet. keyshot collaboration.

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 185 comments.
  • Aleksandar Tomic

    Aleksandar Tomic over 1 year ago

    Can we upload some our existing render from our model?

    Aleksandar Tomic has uploaded 113 CAD models & has left 220 comments.
  • Matt Stinson

    Matt Stinson over 1 year ago

    i've downloaded it, followed all the instructions but i only got a 10 day trial and i still get watermarks on the final render, why?

    Matt Stinson has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 69 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas over 1 year ago

    @Matt Stinson, email the keyshot4-request.txt file to license@luxion.com for approval.

    Tomas has uploaded 51 CAD models & has left 935 comments.
  • Alexei Kositsin

    Alexei Kositsin over 1 year ago

    Nice!!!
    Can i use photoshop to add some effects? as well as logos?
    Rendering itself will be done totally in keyshot.

    Alexei Kositsin has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 74 comments.
  • Nemanja Ranković

    Nemanja Ranković over 1 year ago

    When this challenge is over, do we keep those renderings as projects or shall we delete those becouse they are not really our projects, only renderings?

    Nemanja Ranković has uploaded 115 CAD models & has left 565 comments.
  • Matt Stinson

    Matt Stinson over 1 year ago

    @Tomas i have, then they sent me the .lic and i put it into keyshot but it didnt work

    Matt Stinson has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 69 comments.
  • Farzin Raafat

    Farzin Raafat over 1 year ago

    serious problems,with keyshot 4 after installing the license file(.lic).the trail time is 10 days-renderings still have keyshot marks on it-the program have problems sometimes with importing parts.

    Farzin Raafat has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 187 comments.
  • Ziga

    Ziga over 1 year ago

    where can I get IDSA logo?

    Ziga has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Mohammad Shubbak

    Mohammad Shubbak over 1 year ago

    Mohammad Shubbak has uploaded 134 CAD models & has left 1014 comments.
  • Aleksei Ponomarev

    Aleksei Ponomarev over 1 year ago

    Can we use logos of IDSA and KeyShot as etching on the details.

    Aleksei Ponomarev has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 34 comments.
  • Nemanja Ranković

    Nemanja Ranković over 1 year ago

    Do we have to put those logos as texture or labels on those models or just on the rendered picture?

    Nemanja Ranković has uploaded 115 CAD models & has left 565 comments.
  • daniel zientara

    daniel zientara over 1 year ago

    Where is the "specifications button" to find logos?

    daniel zientara has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Yeah, I would like to get some more specifics on logo placement as well; like where is the "specifications button" and are there any restrictions on how the logos are incorporated into the image?

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg over 1 year ago

    WOW! some top notch work here. the judges are going to have their work cut out for them on this one.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 1531 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    I will look into the specifications button, get what files you need, and get them online as soon as I can. Thanks for letting me know.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Axiom34

    Axiom34 over 1 year ago

    Can we use another program to place the logos like photoshop?

    Axiom34 has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • ff8e10ac

    ff8e10ac over 1 year ago

    Do we obligate to use KeyShot 4? Or KeyShot 3 will work also?

    ff8e10ac has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • ff8e10ac

    ff8e10ac over 1 year ago

    Also will you allow to post private entries? or only public entries? Thanks in advance.

    ff8e10ac has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Peeter Loomus

    Peeter Loomus over 1 year ago

    Looks like great challenge, interesting and innovative - let's you really show you'r creativity. Going to try to participate =)

    Peeter Loomus has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 526 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    ...24% and counting... Can't wait to add my entry!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Can we get the IDSA logo in same format as KeyShot logo? Or can anyone tell me easy way to clear background?

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot over 1 year ago

    You can grab the newest KeyShot logo here KeyShot Logo

    For the IDSA logo, in Photoshop, you can create two layers of the logo image, set the bottom layer to 'Multiply' on the Layer options, then use the Magic Wand tool on the top layer to remove the white. Search for a .png of the IDSA logo myself and couldn't find one.

    KeyShot has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 95 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    I am a mechanical designer and part-time render geek....I don't have Photoshop. Tried using Powerpoint to remove background, which should work in theory, but no luck. If I use the logo I have as a decal will I be able to remove background?

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Hevi

    Hevi over 1 year ago

    And I'm still waiting for license :/ ...how long it takes to get it? :(

    Hevi has uploaded 36 CAD models & has left 457 comments.
  • Mariusz Jablonski

    Mariusz Jablonski over 1 year ago

    I have a question. If my model has already been used in the competition (iDSA & Keyshot rendering competition), do I also still can report this same model to the challenge?

    Mariusz Jablonski has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    I just uploaded the IDSA logo in a large transparent PNG file. You can download it here: http://grabcad.com/library/living-life-by-the-sh-t/files/IDSA-logo-large.png

    I can make it larger should anybody really need

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Thanks Tommy!

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • german likes to make everything

    german likes to make everything over 1 year ago

    Only Keyshot? That's like saying you can only participate to a creative colour drawing challenge if you use copic markers. Does it matter what tool you use to make your art?

    german likes to make everything has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Hey German, I think it might be due to the fact that they are co-sponsoring the challenge ;)

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • german likes to make everything

    german likes to make everything over 1 year ago

    Yes. I can imagine.

    german likes to make everything has uploaded 4 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    I have updated the specifications to include the IDSA logo that @Tommy Mueller volunteered. Thanks!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    @Nemanja When the challenge is over, you could upload your rendering to the original project so it can be with the original model. What do you think?

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    @Sara I think it should be a part of the specs that we should upload our rendering(s) to show our thanks for the efforts that the original modeller has put in.

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Josef Snabb

    Josef Snabb over 1 year ago

    How about post processing in Photoshop? Such as processing light, contrast, colors? How about adding backgrounds?

    Josef Snabb has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 240 comments.
  • 2ea76538

    2ea76538 over 1 year ago

    Up till keyshot 2.3 and before I was liking it a lot. Fast rendrers decent materialsthe new Keyshot 3 is crap I got it and went back to 2.3. Still yet to see what Keyshot 4 does.

    2ea76538 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 274 comments.
  • angel

    angel over 1 year ago

    can i use my own models to render ?

    angel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 37 comments.
  • Harrell Holloway

    Harrell Holloway over 1 year ago

    Just activated10 day license with watermarks vs.15 day with no watermarks as promised. What's the solution?

    Harrell Holloway has uploaded 17 CAD models & has left 19 comments.
  • 820c635e

    820c635e over 1 year ago

    how long does it take to get a license?

    820c635e has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 24 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    @mariusz.jablonski and @angel You can use your model to render. Be sure to upload through the submit entry button. You can add it to your existing model after the challenge is complete.

    @josef.snabb Only renderings with reference to the original CAD file are accepted. Model must be from GrabCAD library and you must render it in KeyShot.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Aleksei Ponomarev

    Aleksei Ponomarev over 1 year ago

    Can you send me logos in vector graphic.

    Aleksei Ponomarev has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 34 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    @Aleksei I'm sorry but we don't have vector graphics available for the logos. You can get the available versions through the "Download specifications" button.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    If you are waiting on a license or experiencing issues, please contact license@luxion.com. Give 24 hours to receive it and they can help you with any issues as well.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Jerry

    Jerry over 1 year ago

    can you use more then one cad model?

    Jerry has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot over 1 year ago

    For anyone who hasn't received a KeyShot license, be sure to specify "IDSA Color Aided Design Challenge" in the subject line so you get a full, watermark free license to use. After you receive the license file, do the following:

    - Start KeyShot, and click select "Install license file".
    - Select the saved license file (keyshot4.lic) and KeyShot 4 is up and running.

    KeyShot has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 95 comments.
  • 2ea76538

    2ea76538 over 1 year ago

    ^^^ to the guy above. How is keyshot 4? any detalied specifications on improvements

    2ea76538 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 274 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Should we submit each image as a seperate entry?

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A over 1 year ago

    @KeyShot I just put in my watermark free trial license request. Check you inbox. Thank you ! :)

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 185 comments.
  • Robert Nightingale

    Robert Nightingale over 1 year ago

    Only 9 days to go with the challenge, entries are looking great. I just wanted to re-emphasize part of the original design brief - "Think about how color affects the design, improves the user experience and brings a 4th dimension to how an object, product, assembly or landscape is perceived. Use this challenge as an outlet for you and your design team to reimagine how we incorporate color into our creative process." Thanks and good luck!

    Robert Nightingale has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Harrell Holloway

    Harrell Holloway over 1 year ago

    Anyone having trouble with the "realtime render" feature?

    Harrell Holloway has uploaded 17 CAD models & has left 19 comments.
  • Aleksei Ponomarev

    Aleksei Ponomarev over 1 year ago

    Can we complete Keyshot's render in Photoshop for example?

    Aleksei Ponomarev has uploaded 24 CAD models & has left 34 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    355 entries! Wow! I bet it'll break 500 before the challenge due date. It'll be a long day for the judges ;)

    Congrats everyone!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • S.K.

    S.K. over 1 year ago

    Is it allowed to submit private entry? Or just public one? Thankv

    S.K. has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    If you submit a private entry you must add the judges and sara@grabcad.com as collaborators. Public entries are encouraged.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Kevin Lo

    Kevin Lo over 1 year ago

    How do I re-order images?

    Kevin Lo has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 205 comments.
  • don fullingim

    don fullingim over 1 year ago

    How do i get these tags into my keyshot project?

    don fullingim has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 42 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Our entries are not showing up, are the server's that delayed? Hmm...

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    The most recent KeyShot entry on my screen says March 20th, and ideas or answers?

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • 0f2f1f0f

    0f2f1f0f over 1 year ago

    I have never posted a render...how do I add reference to the original model?
    Tanks, RonB

    0f2f1f0f has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 77 comments.
  • jozedwardo

    jozedwardo over 1 year ago

    My entry is not showing up, I tagged the project with IDSA but it does not show up on the page!

    jozedwardo has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 14 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    My entry and many others are not showing up on the challenge page still. The challenge page shows the most recent entry of nearly 4 days ago.

    Could we please get a word back on the comment feed in regards to this problem, many of us are curious, and the challenge has mere hours left.

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Andrew Coyne

    Andrew Coyne over 1 year ago

    Tommy, my latest entries were not appearing at the top of the list either, so try looking through all the entries, I did and found my latest entries buried way down in the list, your latest entry may there too, the most recent entries do not appear at the top for whatever reason. Hope this helps.

    Andrew Coyne has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 63 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Right on Andrew, thanks for the word back. As you stated, the entries have been shuffled into the mix. I can stop going crazy now thanks to your assistance.
    Kinda screwy, but all smiles now.

    Time for coffee

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    Sorry for the delayed response on this issue - your entries are being uploaded but are not shown in consecutive or chronological order. Also please note that there is a delay in the entry count from here on out. You can confirm successful upload by checking here: http://grabcad.com/myfiles. Come to me with any questions!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    Good luck to all fellow entrants, some of the entries are out-standing!

    @GrabCAD thanks for giving us a wonderful opertunity

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Finally I can stop wondering what to KeyShot next! #keyshotrelief

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    @Tommy, It has been a marathon for sure, especially the editing of some of the models to get them to suit the way I work, but it's been fun and educational

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Right on Martin! I think the best part for me, was watching all the models here on GrabCAD become more alive, living with more color than ever expected.

    It seams all of the talent on GrabCAD (and then some) came out of the "wood-work" to chime in to really make it an amazing event... a challenging, challenge ;)

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    Wonder if it's been a record breaking event with the number of entries ... It's too late or early for me to go through the past challenges to find out

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    386 entries was the next closest to this one - I guess GrabCAD can say this one was a highly colourful success .... When's the next render challange coming ?

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Hardi Meybaum

    Hardi Meybaum over 1 year ago

    Martin, yes this was a new recorder. We at GrabCAD couldn't be more excited about this.

    There will be next rendering challenge for sure.

    Hardi Meybaum has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 1805 comments.
  • daniel zientara

    daniel zientara over 1 year ago

    Great entries all around. Very impressive. Good luck everyone!

    daniel zientara has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    Anybody else suffering withdrawals ... do we need a new support group - lol

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Uh, I am. I've been staring at my computer wondering what to do now...
    For a month it was constantly on my mind; rendering something bright and true, now nothing. Just despair. haha

    Bring on another challenge GrabCAD!!!
    We're all addicted to CAD

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    I have some Buspirone if anybody struggles too much with the withdrawals - hehehe ;)

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Was fairly confident at first, not so sure now with over 500 entries! There are some really great renderings here, congrats to all who participated and good luck to all!

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh over 1 year ago

    Good luck everyone!

    Abed Sabeh has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 37 comments.
  • Nic

    Nic over 1 year ago

    I know it got pretty frantic for me,couple late night stolen hours. I went back to my pc to start on another project i thought up,got some evil eyes from the fiancee and put that away for next time. Greatt comp guys.

    Nic has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 44 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    I am really fortunate Nic - I have my wifes permission to tell people that i wear the trousers in this house :P

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Daniele Ventura

    Daniele Ventura over 1 year ago

    qunado si sa chi vince??

    Daniele Ventura has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    At a guess the winners would know by April 12th, the rest of us will have to wait until after April 19th which is after the IDSA has announced the winners at the Hartford event which is what the challenge was all about

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Daniele Ventura

    Daniele Ventura over 1 year ago

    thanks Martin!

    Daniele Ventura has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    @Martin, thanks! You're right winners will be announced April 19 at the event.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
  • Vladimir Palffy

    Vladimir Palffy over 1 year ago

    I missed this challenge - I am very unhappy - I hope, I will win next time.
    Here: www.4kside.com

    you can find my rendering pictures and wallpapers. I hope do you like my rendering :)

    Regards,
    Vladimir

    Vladimir Palffy has uploaded 105 CAD models & has left 217 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    10 days and counting... ;D

    Any predictions?

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    The colour machine and the model of the ford coupe hot rod, there-after anybodies guess ....

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • daniel zientara

    daniel zientara over 1 year ago

    Tons of good entries. Judges have their work cut out for them. Some of the entries are very high quality, ultra realistic renderings, but do not capture a unique or creative use of color. It will be interesting to see how the judges weight all the criteria of the contest.

    daniel zientara has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    My money is on any of the renderings that focused on color as a part of overall product function, or any of the renderings by Martin Remiar. He has a great eye for composition and color choice. I agree with Daniel too, not enough focus on the value add of color in some of the renderings.; regardless of how incredibly realistic and high quality some may have been.

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Totally Nate, I agree. In the end, color usage will win in my opinion too. I've taken several look-throughs of all the entries, some are really stunning. I've even picked out 6 possible winners; placing a bet with myself. Some of the ones I think will win were not necessarily the most "Liked" models, so I'm curious/excited how the judges perspective on the entries will play out.

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  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Care to share your picks Tommy?

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Why not, you'll probably get me in trouble the GrabCAD community though :) j/k

    Spray_Cans
    Idsa render challenge entry no.2
    Community Service (Keyshot/IDSA Challenge)
    Constructed matches
    IDSA Keyshot Challenge Entry "Bring Ideas To Life."
    The colour of design

    That's kinda where I think it stands.

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  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    In no particular order:

    rendering (truck-v1) The dirty Version
    Metronome Speaker for B&O
    SpaceNavigator (IDSA Rendering Challenge)
    Time for color
    Eames meets Van Gogh
    Colourstone Custom

    Honestly, these are just a few of my favorites that I feel do an exceptional job of using color to add value. I could easily list a dozen more that I feel have a good chance of winning. So many great entries; so much talent in the GrabCad community!

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Haha, it's so great to see through another's eyes. Those are some great pics Nate, thanks for sharing back!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Ljuba

    Ljuba over 1 year ago

    Same model, two completely different ways. Both are excellent.
    IDSA "CAD" (Color Aided Design) Rendering Challenge
    Modern past

    Ljuba has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 8 comments.
  • Martin Remiar

    Martin Remiar over 1 year ago

    Nate, I appreciate you interest in my renderings...but think twice before you bet all your money :-)

    Martin Remiar has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 49 comments.
  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh over 1 year ago

    It's not about who is going to win guys, it's about keeping us motivated :-) and again good luck for who ever gets the 1st prize! :-)

    Abed Sabeh has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 37 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    Yeah - we need some more fresh meat to get our teeth into :) Or at least I do

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    Tomorrow's the big day!!!!

    Who's excited?

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh over 1 year ago

    ME!!! :-)

    Abed Sabeh has uploaded 12 CAD models & has left 37 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Looks like we will know the winners sometime after 10:30 EST.?

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    I'll just keep chewing on my nails until I hear the news... :)

    Best of luck to everybody, looking forward to the event today!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • Farzin Raafat

    Farzin Raafat over 1 year ago

    how much time should we wait?

    Farzin Raafat has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 187 comments.
  • Farzin Raafat

    Farzin Raafat over 1 year ago

    good luck for everyone.

    Farzin Raafat has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 187 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller over 1 year ago

    AWESOME! Those are some terrific winners.
    Congrats to you all ;) You all did so well!!!

    Many of us will be back next time :D

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 148 CAD models & has left 2095 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Congrats to all of the winners! I must admit that I clearly misunderstood the criteria of this challenge. There is no doubt that some beautiful and very realistic renderings were chosen as winners; I am, however, curious to see some comments from the judges on how they came to their decision.

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • nate arachikavitz

    nate arachikavitz over 1 year ago

    Good job with your pics Tommy! You sure you didn't have some intel? ;)
    And I would also like to add that both Abed and Tomas have been an inspiration to me since I first picked up the Keyshot/Hypershot "paintbrush" a few years ago. Not suprising that they are both in the top 6...

    nate arachikavitz has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 43 comments.
  • daniel zientara

    daniel zientara over 1 year ago

    Congrats to the winners! Aparently my piano didn't have enough color! Hahaha

    ISDA Rendering Contest - Piano

    daniel zientara has uploaded 20 CAD models & has left 30 comments.
  • lorenIPSVM

    lorenIPSVM over 1 year ago

    congrats all- awesome work!

    lorenIPSVM has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Martin Remiar

    Martin Remiar over 1 year ago

    Congrats to winner

    Martin Remiar has uploaded 18 CAD models & has left 49 comments.
  • 0f2f1f0f

    0f2f1f0f over 1 year ago

    Congrats to all!
    And I agree with nate regarding comments from the judges.

    0f2f1f0f has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 77 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford over 1 year ago

    Well i got 2 out of the top 3 right, well done to the winners!!

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 95 CAD models & has left 3997 comments.
  • Varinder Pal Singh

    Varinder Pal Singh over 1 year ago

    congrats to all

    Varinder Pal Singh has uploaded 132 CAD models & has left 251 comments.
  • Farzin Raafat

    Farzin Raafat over 1 year ago

    congratulations!

    Farzin Raafat has uploaded 25 CAD models & has left 187 comments.
  • Paul Tripon

    Paul Tripon over 1 year ago

    Congratulations to the winners and to all participants.
    Many thanks to the organizers for this great challenge.

    Paul Tripon has uploaded 70 CAD models & has left 2135 comments.
  • Andrew Coyne

    Andrew Coyne over 1 year ago

    There is a good retrospective video on the Keyshot website which shows them doing a tutorial on the Colour design entry. See - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=78rxFQOXMVs

    Andrew Coyne has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 63 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel over 1 year ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated! We hope to have more Challenges like this in the future. We ask that all participants upload their work to the original models who inspired them and say thank you!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1940 comments.
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