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Luxion, creators of the KeyShot 3D rendering and animation software are teaming up with GrabCAD for...

This time we're teaming up with the GrabCAD community for a friendly competition! Yes, the GrabCAD community and the KeyShot community are going head-to-head to see which can submit the most creative, high-quality renderings possible.

The theme of this rendering competition is ENGINES. GrabCAD is filled with amazing models and many in the Engine category are among the most interesting and detailed. A rendering of any Engine model may be submitted for the contest. We'll have three winners. One for best rendering, one for best animation and one for best student rendering. The best rendering and best animation wins a seat of KeyShot Pro with Animation, the best student entry receives a KeyShot education license. All will receive the enduring admiration of the KeyShot crew and community!

Engines come in all shapes and sizes, from two-stroke lawnmower engines and outboard boat motors to massive truck and commercial airliner engines. Your goal? Create the most stunning 3D rendering or animation of an engine, any type for any type of plane, train, boat, automobile or equipment.

With your submission, it's nice to know what work went into your rendering or animation! Tell us what modeling software or other tools are used. If post editing is done, show a before and after. It's always interesting to see!

You may also choose to use another Engine model from GrabCAD: http://grabcad.com/library/most-commented?query=engine

Note: For a KeyShot trial without watermarked renderings, email license@luxion.com with "KeyShot 3D Rendering Contest (GrabCAD)" in the subject line. You will receive a 15-day license for use in the contest.

Luxion and GrabCAD retain the right to use any image or animation submitted for purposes of promotion and marketing. All rights to the image belong to the person creating the image and attribution will be given when an image is used. Additional requests for use of model or images may be requested of the user via email.

Thank you to Stefan Varga for challenge picture.

Requirements

  • Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of an Engine model

  • Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot (any version)

  • Upload rendering on your profile in GrabCAD

  • Be sure to give credit to the creator of the model you use

  • Screenshots or fully rendered images are fine

  • Uploading CAD files of rendered models without permission to your GrabCAD profile is not allowed

  • The submissions will be judged on realism, creativity and composition

Rules

  • The competition is open to everyone

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

  • You may submit several renderings

  • Tag your rendering with “keyshotrendering” when uploading it to GrabCAD

  • All renderings have to be public

Prizes

KeyShot Pro with Animation (total value $5,000) for best rendering and animation

Best Rendering

KeyShot Pro with Animation (total value $2,500)

Best Animation

KeyShot Pro with Animation (total value $2,500)

Best Student/Faculty Rendering

KeyShot Education

Honorable mentions (up to 10)

KeyShot T shirts

About the jury?

Submissions will be judged by GrabCAD and KeyShot staff on three criteria: realism, creativity and composition.

About Luxion

Luxion specializes in advancing state of the art technology for computer based lighting simulations.

We are a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering, animation and lighting technology with expert knowledge in areas related to daylighting (atmospheric scattering), light scattering by materials (BRDF and BSSRDF models), light transport algorithms such as photon mapping, and realtime rendering technology. We offer consulting and develop proprietary applications and libraries for customers in need for software capable of precisely calculating the scattering of light in complex 3D environments.

KeyShot® is the first realtime ray tracing and global illumination program that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on Illumination). Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data.

http://keyshot.com/

50 comments

  • e85d5ce0

    e85d5ce0 about 2 years ago

    Nice challenge!

    e85d5ce0 has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 174 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    Thanks! Let us know if you have any questions!

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • 153a4ad1

    153a4ad1 about 2 years ago

    So any render program is allowed like photoview 360 @ solidworks, isn't it?

    153a4ad1 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 73 comments.
  • Pierre

    Pierre about 2 years ago

    cooool. thanks for this challenge !

    Pierre has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 348 comments.
  • Allan

    Allan about 2 years ago

    @Jordi van Es
    in the requirements you got your answer ;)
    "Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot (any version)"

    Allan has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 40 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    Correct, KeyShot needs to be used for this. You can email license@luxion.com with "KeyShot 3D Rendering Contest (GrabCAD)" in the subject line and receive a 15-day license for use in the contest.

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • 153a4ad1

    153a4ad1 about 2 years ago

    Oops, missed that part. Thanks! I'll mail luxion this week, need to have an engine first.

    153a4ad1 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 73 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas about 2 years ago

    I like this challenge! :) I think I have something to show :)

    Tomas has uploaded 50 CAD models & has left 932 comments.
  • Aykut Dana

    Aykut Dana about 2 years ago

    to make your own engine follow the tutorial http://grabcad.com/questions/tutorial-how-to-make-engine-part-1

    Aykut Dana has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 331 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Oooo yeah YeeeHaaaaa I will need to take a day off work for this one but Aheeee heeee haa!!! will be well worth it KEYSHOT :) ROCKs

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • JF Brandon

    JF Brandon about 2 years ago

    Just a reminder, you have to render ENGINES, not Cars.

    JF Brandon has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 484 comments.
  • Ghioca Claudiu

    Ghioca Claudiu about 2 years ago

    almost all engines from grabcad have good quality rendering...is going to be a real challenge for us....thank god for these realy good challenges

    Ghioca Claudiu has uploaded 73 CAD models & has left 181 comments.
  • Romano Gaspari

    Romano Gaspari about 2 years ago

    Who give me the engine model?

    Romano Gaspari has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Ghioca Claudiu

    Ghioca Claudiu about 2 years ago

    you can choose from the library what engine you want

    Ghioca Claudiu has uploaded 73 CAD models & has left 181 comments.
  • Pierre

    Pierre about 2 years ago

    can we add several engine on one render ?

    Pierre has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 348 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    @Romano any engine model may be used. See here: http://grabcad.com/library/most-commented?query=engine

    @Pierre Yes! Be as creative as you want. multiple engines, an engine in a car, a flying engine shooting flames ;) all up too you.

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • Pierre

    Pierre about 2 years ago

    =) thanks.

    Pierre has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 348 comments.
  • 153a4ad1

    153a4ad1 about 2 years ago

    I really don't like the user interface of KeyShot 3. Its because I'm used to Photoview 360 (Solidworks).. need to take a look at it next week.

    153a4ad1 has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 73 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Can we also use Photoshop for post production work? Or is this just a 100% Keysot render!!! :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    Post production work is fine. You may want to provide the before and after. It's always interesting to see and hear about the process! Thanks!

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Nice one KS Crew thanx for the info :P I shall do :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • andiesanchez

    andiesanchez about 2 years ago

    i've already got the licence and keyshot download file, but why when i render a part, there is watermark in final rendering?

    andiesanchez has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Manolis Theofilos

    Manolis Theofilos about 2 years ago

    Can we render a model engine like this:
    Model Engine
    Or we need a full scale model?

    Manolis Theofilos has uploaded 85 CAD models & has left 596 comments.
  • Pierre

    Pierre about 2 years ago

    we can use photoshop ? :/ but the render will be better if photoshop is use for post production. not use only keyshot ?

    Pierre has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 348 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    It is fine to do post production. We just ask that the before and after be shown. That said, if the model is completely rendered in KeyShot would carry some weight with the judges.

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas about 2 years ago

    Can I use some company logo on/in models or picture?

    Tomas has uploaded 50 CAD models & has left 932 comments.
  • Tomas

    Tomas about 2 years ago

    I used logo in my render: Boat engine
    Can I to do that or not? :) I don't know, use some logo in this challange, is good or not? :) If not - I quick remove logo :))

    Tomas has uploaded 50 CAD models & has left 932 comments.
  • bklebel

    bklebel about 2 years ago

    Anyone else having issues with watermarks showing up on their keyshot trial renders?

    bklebel has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    What font is used for the word Keyshot? :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    @bklebel The trials will have watermarks. to have it removed for the contest. email license@luxion.com with "KeyShot 3D Rendering Contest (GrabCAD)" in the subject line. You will receive a 15-day license for use in the contest.

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    @William Hi, the KeyShot logo uses the Calibri Bold font.

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  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Thank you KS Crew for the fast and prompt replay back.

    :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Hi KS Crew what font is the word shots in (( The Keys to amazing shots? )) Thank you. :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • William

    William about 2 years ago

    Oppss (( The Key to amazing shots )) :P

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8002 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    would gas turbines work? they are engines too ;)

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1055 comments.
  • Mauricio Karsten

    Mauricio Karsten about 2 years ago

    I received a 15-day license for use in the contest, but it still rendering keyshot's whatermarks!

    Mauricio Karsten has uploaded 28 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    when the results be announced?

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1055 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis about 2 years ago

    @Fahad challenge is still running but the winners will be announced during one month after the end of competition but still asap.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    @Fahad Hi Fahad, yes Gas turbine engines are fine too, The challenge ends this Saturday, July 7th. Thanks!

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • Carlos Fuentes

    Carlos Fuentes about 2 years ago

    Does the challenge end tonight at 12:00 or tomorrow night at 12:00?

    Carlos Fuentes has uploaded 9 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    last night i'd say,, 4 hours according to Pakistani time,, +5 GMT :)

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1055 comments.
  • Zabiee

    Zabiee about 2 years ago

    Ohh its over en...

    Zabiee has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 7 comments.
  • gee

    gee about 2 years ago

    it's still 44 mins to go...but after uploading my pic & refresh the page my renderings not shown on the entry list...

    gee has uploaded 72 CAD models & has left 331 comments.
  • Surajmal

    Surajmal about 2 years ago

    I can't see my model in entry list, here is the link

    KeyShot 3D Rendering Competition

    Surajmal has uploaded 131 CAD models & has left 525 comments.
  • Santosh Parsekar

    Santosh Parsekar about 2 years ago

    I cant see my entry in the list ,

    Keyshot rendering challenge entry3

    Santosh Parsekar has uploaded 35 CAD models & has left 132 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    Don't worry, the entries have shown up and we'll be sure to make sure they've all been counted! Thanks everyone for participating in this challenge! We'll be announcing the winner Thursday, July 12th.

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • Kaspar Kiis

    Kaspar Kiis about 2 years ago

    Can everybody please take another look if their entry is listed in http://grabcad.com/challenges/keyshot-3d-rendering-competition/entries If no, please send me an e-mail to kaspar@grabcad.com We are going to start selecting the winners on 10.07.12 and will announce them during one month but still asap.

    Kaspar Kiis has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 1175 comments.
  • tris.d

    tris.d about 2 years ago

    I propose a new challenge.
    This time Keyshot selects the exclusive model for the challenge.
    The one who makes the most amazing shot and/or animation of the model wins!

    tris.d has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 35 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot about 2 years ago

    Love it Tris! We're definitely planning more contests in the future.

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 93 comments.
  • Vasileios Thalassinos

    Vasileios Thalassinos about 2 years ago

    Quick question: When the winners should expect their prizes?? How will you know where to send them?? Thanking you in advance!

    Vasileios Thalassinos has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 59 comments.
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