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We're kicking off another rendering contest to give you a chance to win the new release of KeyShot 4 Pro + Animation! KeyShot 4.1 is just in time for summer and with it we're introducing a new Toon material and its integration with GrabCAD.

We want to see what you can do with the new Toon material and give you a chance to check out the new ability to upload your renderings directly to GrabCAD. Any of your models or any from GrabCAD is fair game. We provide the details, you provide the creativity and the stunning 3D visuals. The best animation wins a seat of KeyShot Pro + Animation, the best rendering wins a seat of KeyShot Pro and both receive the enduring admiration of the KeyShot and GrabCAD communities!

For a KeyShot 4.1 trial without watermarked renderings, email license@luxion.com with "KeyShot Toon Challenge" in the subject line. You will receive a 15 day license for use in the contest.

Tell us what work went into your rendering or animation in the project description! Describe what modeling software or other tools are used. If post editing is done, show a before and after. It's always interesting to see!

The toon shader sample scene is located on our GrabCAD profile here.

About the Toon Material

With KeyShot 4.1, the non-photorealistic toon shader is a new material type that allows you to apply solid colors, solid shading and contours to your objects for a flat, cel shading appearance allowing you to create and deliver concepts or create high resolution technical illustrations. Drag and drop a toon material preset onto your object or apply this material from the Material tab, Type pulldown. With it, you have options to adjust material color along with contour color, angle, width, quality and more advanced options to adjust contours and shadows. Since it is a material rather than a render mode, the toon material can be used in combination with any other material for still images, animations and KeyShotVR.

Above models by GrabCAD members Dragos Vasile Mitrofan and Joel Anderson, rendering by Rex Roberts

Requirements

  • Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of a 3D model utilizing the toon shader material.

  • KeyShot Specs
    - Unlimited real-time resolution
    - Unlimited offline rendering resolution
    - Render queue
    - Region rendering
    - Render in separate process
    - HDR Editor
    - Part and object animation
    - Camera animation
    - Multiple turntable animations
    - Interactive setup, editing and playback in realtime raytraced environment
    - Individual frame or compiled movie output (Quicktime, AVI, FLV)

  • Entry description must include:
    - Link to original model from GrabCAD.
    - Name of original author of CAD files.
    - Methods and tools used for animation or rendering.

  • All animations must be added as a video URL link in the settings of your submission.

Rules

  • Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot (version 4.1).

  • Screenshots, fully rendered images, animations or KeyShotVR's may be submitted.

  • The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader.

  • Post edits are acceptable.

  • Upload rendering to your profile on GrabCAD. All renderings must be public.

  • Tag your rendering with “keyshottoon” when uploading to GrabCAD. Only entries with valid tag will participate.

  • This Challenge starts on tuesday June 25th, 2013 and ends on July 25th, 2013, at at 11:59pm UTC.

  • Winners will be announced latest Thursday August 1st, 2013.

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

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

  • 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.

  • The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature.

  • Luxion retains 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 render or animation files may be requested of the user via email.

Prizes

KeyShot licenses (total value $ 4,490)

Grand Prize Animation

KeyShot Pro + Animation (total value $2,495)

Grand Prize Rendering

KeyShot Pro (total value $1,995)

Honorable mentions (up to 10)

KeyShot t-shirts

About the jury?

The jury will be comprised of rendering experts from Develop 3D magazine, KeyShot and GrabCAD.

About Luxion KeyShot

Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. 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 from 3D digital data.

Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Dell, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design.

For more information visit www.keyshot.com and
KeyShot profile on GrabCAD.

307 comments

  • KeyShot

    KeyShot 10 months ago

    For those of you seeing this early, the new version of KeyShot (KeyShot 4.1) will be available for download shortly: http://www.keyshot.com/try/

    Requests for a KeyShot 4.1 trial without watermarked renderings can be made by emailing license@luxion.com with "KeyShot Toon Challenge" in the subject line. You will receive a 15 day license for use in the contest.

    Good luck!

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 10 months ago

    Is there any way to get a 30 day trial so we can render for the entire challenge?

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 115 CAD models & has left 1500 comments.
  • Andrew Coyne

    Andrew Coyne 10 months ago

    Is Keyshot 4.1 released yet for those of us who already have Keyshot , then we can just update our versions?

    Andrew Coyne has uploaded 38 CAD models & has left 58 comments.
  • Петар Трлајић

    Петар Трлајић 10 months ago

    waiting for some entries to see what we need to do. :)

    Петар Трлајић has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 744 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt 10 months ago

    will it run on intel atom? currently i have an atom laptop only :(

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1052 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    We have an amazing challenge here, and your creativity and technical skills will be put to the test among many other capable and talented GrabCAD’rs. This’ll be a hot one!

    Be sure to FOLLOW the challenge by clicking on the BUTTON at the top of the page. You won’t want to miss any of the excitement going on here!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 128 CAD models & has left 1764 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot 10 months ago

    KeyShot 4.1 is now released and available via http://www.keyshot.com/try/

    There is also a KeyShot Quick Tip and sample file available here that shows how the Toon shader works: KeyShot Toon Shader Example Scene

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 92 comments.
  • Sourbh

    Sourbh 10 months ago

    I Think am Not Able to Participate Due to lack of System Config.. Best of luck for all Guys who Participating............ Key-shot totally CPU based Software and Utilise 100%. So In Pentium 4 It is Impossible May be I will Try......

    Sourbh has uploaded 92 CAD models & has left 4012 comments.
  • William

    William 10 months ago

    Hi Петар Трлајиv why not be the first to upload a render for this awesome challenge and get the ball rolling. This is going to be one hot challange so stand out and get noticed with the first upload from the community :) with the new TOON SHADER material that is avaliable with Keyshot 4.1 free trial download @ http://www.keyshot.com/tryv

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8001 comments.
  • Adrien Liotard

    Adrien Liotard 10 months ago

    This contest looks very fun and I will participate for sure !
    But I wonder if there is any problem about using models corresponding to licensed products ? (like an iPhone or a Ferrari for examplev

    Adrien Liotard has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 25 comments.
  • William

    William 10 months ago

    Hi Adrien you can use any models from GarbCAD without the worry of it being a licensed product but you must be sure to tag your model and also give credit when credit is due.....
    Entry description must include:
    - Link to original model from GrabCAD.
    - Name of original author of CAD files.
    - Methods and tools used for animation or rendering
    If you use a model that is not on GrabCAD then this might be a problem unless you know it is your own original concept.
    Good luck and looking forward to seeing your renders along with the rest of the community.

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8001 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    @Adrien Liotard With some many 3D models available on GrabCAD, creative and otherwise, I'm sure it's very easy to steer away from the licensed products. Currently there are 231,667 CAD files available here on the site, there are a lot of options :)

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 128 CAD models & has left 1764 comments.
  • KeyShot

    KeyShot 10 months ago

    @Adrien Liotard and @Tommy Mueller Indeed, plenty of models on GrabCAD! If it's unknown, the rule of thumb is to avoid any visible branding. The sample file is an example of using multiple files from GrabCAD. You can see a video on using the Toon material and download a sample file as well on our GrabCAD page: KeyShot Toon Shader Example Scene

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 92 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Time to suit-up Tommy boy .... Are you ready for the marathon run again ? Feel the juices running through your arterial system, creativity flows bwahhh haaa hhaa ha

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 90 CAD models & has left 3847 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    @Martin Spencer-Ford "Bits" & "Bytes" of color are flowing for sure, and there is a wide blank canvas awaiting. Renders & animation, Keyshot, & GrabCAD; what a recipe for art-struction!!!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 128 CAD models & has left 1764 comments.
  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 10 months ago

    @Keyshot Should extend the trial license to 30 days for this contest since it last 30 days =)

    Tan Wei Kok has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 10 months ago

    Can't wait to see the entries come in :) And thanks to our awesome Community Advisors @Tommy and @William who are giving up the chance to enter to be a great resource for their fellow GrabCADrs in this great challenge from KeyShot. //handshake

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1622 comments.
  • William

    William 10 months ago

    Thank you Sara and was a big decision to make to give up such a awesome challenge but all for the greater good of the community..... They are going to be some mind blowing renders getting uploaded for this one and like your self can not wait to see what people can do to push this new material to it's limits..... Exiting times ahead :)

    William has uploaded 114 CAD models & has left 8001 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Tommy & William have some great models here on GC, with them being on the Judge panel, does that mean we can't use any of their models on this challenge ?

    @ Tan Wei Kok, 15 days prep-time with KS watermarking aint no real hardship, then use the trial license to do the final renders

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 10 months ago

    Can't save with the trial version

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    What!! - You should be able to save

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  • KeyShot

    KeyShot 10 months ago

    Stephen Nyberg should be able to save. make sure to email for non-watermarked version.
    Tan Wei Kok we can extend if needed. Just email us!

    KeyShot has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 92 comments.
  • William

    William 10 months ago

    @martin.spencer.ford-v I can not see that being a problem to use any model on GrabCAD including mine and Tommy as it is you that will be uploading your render of your work for this challenge.v

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Cool beans William :)

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  • William

    William 10 months ago

    Now looking forward to seeing your cool beans renders Martin for the Keyshot challenge :P

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @Keyshot - No background render or HDR editor with the latest test license you sent to me .... :¬(

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    @Sara Sigel Thanks for the handshake and the opportunity to be in the jury. The pleasure is all on this side of the table :)

    Highly anticipating some MORE amazing talent to emerge from GrabCAD!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 128 CAD models & has left 1764 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @KeyShot - Totally fixed now guys, thanks for the speedy response!! Excellent

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  • Sourbh

    Sourbh 10 months ago

    Recently I am using KeyShot Pro v3.3.15 and to Participate this Competition I Downloaded the update file "keyshot_w32_4.1.35_update" but I am unable to update it manually, Please Help me while to Participate to this Competetion.
    Thanks

    Sourbh has uploaded 92 CAD models & has left 4012 comments.
  • 3DNag

    3DNag 10 months ago

    i have some problems licensing keyshot
    i sent the mail, had the serial, made a request file
    but then when i send this file back to license@luxion.com
    i get the first mail again, with the serial

    3DNag has uploaded 136 CAD models & has left 76 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    Just wanted to share with everyone an amazing Keyshot rendering animation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6ouI__xDaw

    Can anybody here on GrabCAD do animations like this?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Given enough time - lol

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  • William

    William 10 months ago

    There is still 28 days Martin, plenty of time to learn what Tommy has just showing you LoL'ss

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    I am working on one :) .... Frame 100 of 624 (yawn) - Must be the ground pane slowing things down - lol

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  • 3DNag

    3DNag 10 months ago

    i wish i had something else than a Q8300 to do animations
    but here are pretty much the best things i acheived (for now) with keyshot animation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVAv39ap1Eg&t=2m7s + at 3:07
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOi_h2tVMPc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRxdARhMXmg
    (900p for first 720p for 2nd 1080p for last :B)

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  • 3DNag

    3DNag 10 months ago

    maybe this too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca4Vb96CvRE
    with the most advances model i ever did in solidworks XD
    (having a lot of problems with it)

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    Great job 3DNag, and a great share!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @3DNag - Well you're doing too bad at all with your hardware, animation is a game of patience ... Something i lack so i normally stick to stills!

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  • 3DNag

    3DNag 10 months ago

    well, if i had a 2nd PC it wouldn't be a problem ^^
    here i can't play any games and even hardly watch a video while rendering

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 10 months ago

    @KeyShot Thanks for the speedy response =)

    Tan Wei Kok has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Dragan Beljan

    Dragan Beljan 10 months ago

    Why is the Video file necessary?

    Dragan Beljan has uploaded 71 CAD models & has left 216 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    It is not necessary ... Depends on which you want to do, still or animation - and of course which ever license you are hoping to win!

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  • Nikola Guitarman

    Nikola Guitarman 10 months ago

    Does renderings have to be strictly with toon material type, or it can be mixed with other type of material?

    Nikola Guitarman has uploaded 31 CAD models & has left 44 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @Nikola - Requirement #1 "Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of a 3D model utilizing the toon shader material."

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @Who-ever posted the private entry, can I draw your attention to rule #5 "Upload rendering to your profile on GrabCAD. All renderings must be public."

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  • Paride Stella

    Paride Stella 10 months ago

    How do I get a licence for the animation? It asks me a serial code to activate!

    Paride Stella has uploaded 14 CAD models & has left 18 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @Paride - Have you e-mailed Luxion for the trial licence, you will get instructions from them in the reply

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  • Paride Stella

    Paride Stella 10 months ago

    Yes I did but the license the sent me didn't activate the animation feature

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Then reply to them again and explain what features are missing that you need and they will get it sorted

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  • William

    William 10 months ago

    @Nikolv it can be a mix of materials as long as the TOON MATERIAL is also used.... Good luck with comp.

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    @staff @keyshot @entrants @jury Quick question: Should there be a minimum resolution for the rendering and/or animation?

    Say @HD settings (1920x1080 resolution)

    Any thoughts?

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 128 CAD models & has left 1764 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    @Tommy - Don't you dare be changing the goal posts now i have just spent three days rendering animations with another 3 days to go until this one is done! (lol) ...

    Martin Spencer-Ford has uploaded 90 CAD models & has left 3847 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    Haha, darn I knew it would make someone ill. LOL's

    You're right Martin, it should be up to the visualization artist, a.k.a. "The Entrant"
    "Bigger" isn't always better...and "size doesn't matter" in most cases

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  • Govind Anand

    Govind Anand 10 months ago

    LOL do'nt know wt to do

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 10 months ago

    I've got vertigo from watching that spinning animation gear. lol . anyways, I've 10 days to use the trial. Thanks to Brandon's prompt e-mail. I was suggested to upgrade graphic card, however I'm running off a netbook. Don't laugh, but it's all I can afford, hence why I am trying to win a rendering package. And perhaps with some luck find a job soon. My entry is for the underdog, with limited resource power , hopefully for whatever power it's capability, I'll try my best.

    Stare tip for those who are running into problem with trial version of KS 4.1 :

    Initially, the material list didn't show up, so I e-mail for help. the environment and everything else seems missing. I wasn't able to find the [ toon material ], then I discovered that only when clicked "Publish to Gradcad", that everything is functioning as normal. The problem I'm having now is when right click trying to publish to GrabCAD, it doesn't upload. So, if anyone can share or figure a solution. I know I should address this to Luxion but hoping the community here may have encounter the same issue.

    HUGH GOH has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 249 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Hi hugh, Sounds like you downloaded the upgrade package and not the full demo package - download the full demo, install it and see if the license still works, if it does then happy days, if not - then use help in KS menu and deactivate your license. Restart KS and re-apply your license everything should then work. If it still says it's a 10 day license, then e-mail Brandon again and explain what features are missing, animation, render size restriction, day limit wrong etc, Brandon will soon get you sorted out.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    I tell you what guys, this is a real tough challenge, soooo many applications for this toon material it's actually hard to try and choose the subject category ... It needs more catagories like the oscars .... Best automation, best archviz etc etc.

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    I agree with you Martin 100%, funny you should mention it too; I’ve made a special data sheet to keep track of all the entrants for my personal use: a graphical/visual representation of values. I’m ranking entrants in categories I felt were aligned to the challenge goals.

    And at the challenge’s end, I’ll share this info with everyone here so you can see how & why my votes are casted and for what reason. I think this’ll add a lot of value to all your hard work, efforts, and imagination. Oh, and you’ll know I paid attention to your works :P

    Also, every entrant should know by now that I’ve been following your models, so each update, improvement, or new entry added is being kept in my cool little graph. You’ll get the very best evaluation possible from me.

    Looking forward to seeing the best of the best!
    So far, it's pretty darn amazing!

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 10 months ago

    Hi Martin, and thanks for your suggestions. Lots of good people here, helpful to their peers. Very cool and clean community here. speaking of which, Tommy's comment about emphasized in above quotes " The Entrant" "Bigger " "sizes doesn't matter" had me laughing. So......the resolution sizes doesn't matter because we can always zoom in and out for our model, no matter if it's big or small, the dpi does, for us to see the LINES in the Toon, but we can see that it's sketch-like so I tried to increase the value to make it stand out a bit.

    It is a good idea to make it so that it appears flat or a sketch only, if we just remove the reflection, shadows, environment, and not position it isometric view. Just not deviating from the idea of having it in toon material representation. Like how shown in magazines or websites with a thumbnail of a sketch instead of a 3D model.

    @TOMMY, about the "special data sheet" does the NSA also have the entrants data as well for their personal use? ; D

    the entries are amazing. i'm inspired by some, everyone here are seniors at their best. (way out of my league) I think this competition will certainly grab new members to grabcad as they do with competitions at deviantart. Gets the party going and more minions designing more gears and parts. it's cool to drop in and see other's hard work and go 'wow, that would take me forever to do!"

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 10 months ago

    My Grabby is a solid part and when I import him into KeyShot (I have tired a few different file formats) his lense and his teeth are considered the same suface. I want to apply different materials to both of these but I can't figure out how. Can someone give me any pointers on this? I need to have his lens clear and his teeth white but I can't get it to work

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    Sure thing Stephen. This will help.

    I first make a Solidworks "Display State", it works like a configuration if you've never used them before. I paint (apply appearances) to every surface "Face" specific for Keyshot; (some exceptions to the "face" application). I then import the SW file into Keyshot without issue and separated for my intent.

    I've noticed Keyshot recognizes the surface color as geometry, so paint accordingly and you'll have no issues. Make your colors contrasting too. Don't use shades of the same color, Keyshot sometime picks them up as the same color/geometry.

    Essentially:
    Paint Grabby's teeth a separate color in SW, paint his lens a separate color, so forth and so on.

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    BTW, it has nothing to do with file formats; all formats have been great for separation that makes the difference. Use your raw Solidworks part file, turn up the quality settings, save, then import into Keyshotme, just the surface/face appearance

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 10 months ago

    @Tommy Thanks for the tips. I was just about to bang my head on the wall :p

    Tan Wei Kok has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • 2ea76538

    2ea76538 10 months ago

    I have a question for the keyshot guys. Is it possible for the toon materials to make a see through toon meaning show the hidden lines of an object as well sort of a wireframe effect?Technical illustration kind of thing?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

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  • Aqil Ghaffar

    Aqil Ghaffar 10 months ago

    my liscense isexpired what should i do now?????? please help me.........

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  • Aqil Ghaffar

    Aqil Ghaffar 10 months ago

    can i post it with water mark or not.........?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    E-mail Luxion again and explain it's for use in this challenge and you need an extension and they will sort you one out, watermark entries are ok but they detract from the overall effect

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  • William

    William 10 months ago

    This is turning into one awesome challenge and from so many great uploads from the community and still with 20 day left.... This is going to be very had to judge and I imaging so many more renders to come. No wonder with the prizes that are on the table for the winner thanx to Keyshot.... Keep them coming guys yous are all doing an awesome job and very exited to see what else you guys can do with this new TOON MATERIAL within your renders. Good luck to all.

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 10 months ago

    Totally agree William, I thought the Fourth of July fireworks were a spectacle on the eyes, but this GrabCAD/Keyshot Toon challenge keeps getting better visually every day, like a firework that never ends! Well, I guess it does all end... in 20 days!

    So, I’ve been keeping pretty good tabs on you GrabCAD’rs and your entries each day (spreadsheets, charts, and graphs...very pragmatic), and I’m excited for many of you entered in this competition!

    As a suggestion going forward: If you have a good idea, make some updates to it OR “hatch” your new idea with quality and confidence :) Each day this competition is getting tougher, and the quality & quantity of ideas is vastly improving.

    Think about the general appeal of your entry, it’s creativeness, it’s quality, and meeting OR exceeding the challenge goals. Make some terrific impressions for us in the jury, but most of all, have a good time and enjoy the sport of competition on GrabCAD.

    Keyshot is fabulous software, go for it!!!

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  • 2ea76538

    2ea76538 10 months ago

    @Martin Spencer-Ford sort of like this effect visible and hidden lines shown

    http://grabcad.com/library/r8-technical-illustration-ii-1

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    Cool video Barbarian ... lemme go have a quick go and see how it goes

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 10 months ago

    DomsDecking has three images with varying degrees of opacity map applied 75%, 50% and 25%. Personally i prefer the 75% but it would probably look better with opacity map at something like 65-68%

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    I feel giddy (running around like the minions) and excited every time I get on GrabCAD, seeing all the new toons. speaking of toons, anyone gone out to see Despicable Me 2 ? .. .no not me too .lol

    How's everyone doing?

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    LoL'ss yeah great HUGH and your self? I have seen Despicable me2, I take it you are a big fan looking @ your profile image hehehe

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    haha yup! did u enjoyed it? sorry folks ,bit off topic. just being casual as we're all friends here. hmmmm Wings, william care to give us an explanation? haha

    GrabCAD's bot, Futurama's Bender and Despicable Minion..which is your favorite Everyone? hehe

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 9 months ago

    I would have to vote for Grabby. As you can see from my profile i love him I have three different models of him as well as using him for a tutorial, a group shot of a bunch of Grabbies and for this challenge

    I love Grabby!

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    haha Stephen ,but Bender may beat Grabby to an arm wrestling match while Minion giggles

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    I'm still wondering what's that 1 private entry, is it a surprise for the very last minute?

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 9 months ago

    Grabby is an engineer bot while Bender is a mere technichian. Grabby wins hands down! and the Minios are - well - just minions.

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    LOL !!! @Stephan. right on ! there will be a day where grabcad grabby will be in everyone's home (running around like minions) as a household toy / pet, or even a handy helper, like Honda's Asimo but it's Mr. Grabby (that's sounded a bit wrong).

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    2 weeks left!!! Get those cores crunching!!! :))

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    I'll crunch on potato chips for now Tommy heheeh , my license expired , if it's 2 weeks left and trial is 14 days, i wonder if I can get an extension on the trial.

    have a great day everyone!

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 9 months ago

    I just asked for my extension

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    You can get extensions Hugh as the competition is 30 days unlimited entries!!

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    thanks Stephen, thanks Martin. I'll shoot out an e-mail to Brandon for the request. This competition is so much fun! it motivates everyone back on Grabcad and everyone's so engaging and helpful here.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Hugh - You like minions, cast your little eyes over this http://keyshot.com/forum/index.php/topic,6349.msg29666/topicseen.html#new ... Scroll down mate and you'll be surprised a little

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    goodness! thanks for sharing Martin! you're awesome! but the guy who did that, he's just being a show off! kidding. super talented dude, dedicated and patient to model that. 23 hrs? I think a lot more hehe. the video . I wonder if the files of that model can be imported and made a 3d print of it. any guess what what software?

    Like william said to me once upon a time that it's "speed modeling" ,but it's more painstakingly hours that put in.

    Love those cute Minions characters, say it's hotter than actual female models for the digitals, maybe we can ask William to do some 3D female models ;P

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Maya 2012 was the software and 23 hrs in some ways with poly modelling is totally believable once you have mastered the interface ... Female minions would be more amusing i think ;)

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    saw a fellow coming in a local Starbucks and he's always working on Maya, always see how unbelievable to master. Seeing him for about 2 years working on his projects. Amazing stuffs, so many package out there. very cool to see everyone has their own unique style.

    female minions? that would be amusing. would be a sinch to do. just throw a bow on the head and heavy coat of pantone or "TOONS MATERIAL" on the face. haha.

    thanks for sharing by the way. I visited his work website. This GrabCad and Keyshot is the Bridge that bringing all the talents around the world into one place. truely a masterpiece

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Absolutely Hugh, with a copy of KS up for grabs the talent comes forth ... Give it a few more days and the big boys will come calling, they are busy making their images the best they can be and some really good renders will start cropping up. Don't let that put you off though, it all depends how the judges see it, if they don't put enough effort in then the prize aint theirs

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    LoL'ss @ Martin and effort :))))) @ HUGH Female Minion Hmmmmm Hmmmmmmm Hmmmmmmmm oKKKi dKKKi female Minion you shall have Minion man ehhehehe :P

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I have been fortunate this time round William, all the models I have worked with on this challenge have needed no real mods being done to them, I have had to reject some because there were surface problems when animated but otherwise most of the effort has gone into understanding how the toon shader works and it's quirks, but it's been fun and challenging which is what it's all about, but to get inspired enough to buy a non linear video editing package just so i could play with the animation side of things was previously unheard of for me .... I might get an update to my video entry done tonight, but no promises with that one

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    LOL @ William & Martin on efforts. does Personality accounted for? minions definitely got personality. Without models, there's no Keyshot, without Keyshot, all talents hidden away? (intimidating what you said Martin, when they all polished their toons and reveal at last minutes, *nibbling on nails*) I came here for developing my talent (if I got any) and to have a launch pad like GrabCad and Keyshot as a platform to one day say, these guys skyrocketed my career. Grabcad and Keyshot recently putting the fun in my mundane days. I'm glad the folks at Keyshot giving us a trial and for granting me an extension so I can put in some more " efforts" . the bonus is coming on here everyday and you guys made it fun to be here haha. good laughs. I'm new here, so could anyone tell me if this is one of the best challenge ever ? I'm still a "noob" remember? but in a year or two, lets see what I learned and how many grabcad points I can earned. is it redeemable for a mr. Grabby ,SLS R.P. model? - On the animation part, I didn't have it in my trial, is it something I have to request separately? - Martin, hope to see your animation real soon. . you promised! lol

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well don't let my blurb put you off Hugh, you have talent, as we all do in one way or another, if you have an artistic steak KS really nurtures you through. It's easy to just drag n drop and get great looking results, but go digging deeper and it's a real power house in some areas. The animation should be activated, so drop Brandon or who-ever a quick e-mail and just let them know it's missing and you will get a new license that will activate that for you.... As for my animation, I have just been rendering DOF (depth of field) one frame at a time because KS don't animate this field, now I have to stitch all those frames into a video to make it look like a photographer trying to get focus before he takes the shot, gimme an hour or so and i will put it on-line for you to look at (and everyone else of course)

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    ha! thank..good peeps. encouragements and KS nurturing. , as digging deep. I did with one of the entry. I played with it until the result I got was like a hand sketch which that I was interested, no crooked lines and no protractors <--what are those . and really no Photoshop, just love simplicity (if not it would turned away people from learning sophisticated softwares) of Keyshot's feature. Like apple products. 1 button. ,Lord of the Ring, 1 ring, animation- many slides lol, so if KS captures in many frames and stitched together frames to create gifs? I think most people should be able to pick up keyshot and learn it in under 15 minutes.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well that idea failed my increments were too small and it ended up looking more like a heat-exhaust ripple thing - lol - Ah well back to the drawing board, will do it again with bigger steps this time. Will definitely be posting updates tonight, if not then before

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 9 months ago

    I have to say I am really enjoying using KeyShot!!!

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 9 months ago

    Now I am going to have to figure out where to come up with $2,000.00 because my skills are not even close to some of you masters here! I am going to keep trying but I think I am going to have to look forward to the next KeyShot challenge.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well there is a huge gap that no one has covered in this challenge, cross sectional drawings for technical illustration type imagery, so dive in there quick and master that niche whilst it's still there!

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  • Andrew Coyne

    Andrew Coyne 9 months ago

    I have ;o)

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  • syam

    syam 9 months ago

    Can we animate particle flow with KeyShot !!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Syam - Keyshot does not have a particle system, so you would need to export each frame for your animation from your other package and then import them in one frame per object or frame by frame and then render from there. There is a render queue system in KeyShot but i have never used it and as such can't offer any advice on its use

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  • Mike Wiggins

    Mike Wiggins 9 months ago

    I've got two projects I've done for this challenge.. Do I have to choose one or can I submit both??

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Mike Wiggins - Rule three applies 'The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader.'

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  • Mike Wiggins

    Mike Wiggins 9 months ago

    @ Martin - Must have missed that line - thanks for the help! Makes it that much more challenging against entries like yours! Best of luck all!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @ Mike - Show us what you have, I am over opinionated at the best of times - lol

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  • Mike Wiggins

    Mike Wiggins 9 months ago

    @ Martin - Patience grasshopper ;D I'll be uploading #1 in about an hour. But please any feedback you have is always welcome!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @ Mike - Nice entries - Welcome aboard - lol

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    7 days and 7 nights... its all the time you have left!

    Fantastic entries; renderings and animations alike.

    Will anyone out there on GrabCAD "trump" the competition???

    Time will tell :)

    Happy rendering!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well video wise, i have been watching Dries progress on KeyShot's forum and it's going to take some beating, but we still have 7 days to go. For stills ... I have my shortlist, but .... We still have seven nights - lol

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    7 Days to go guy's :P

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    feels like Christmas, counting down the days. Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    Hi guys, it's getting quiet in here :-) 6 days left!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well i am just finalising my animation so about 3 days or so and i should be done ... How's your animation coming along Abed

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    My animation/rendering is done! I'm still working on the edit.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Wicked Abed! ... Looking forward to your animation, never tried doing water in KeyShot, other than still life so I am doubly keen to see the result, especially as it's toon style too .... Good luck with it all sir!

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    Thanks Martin, you too!
    However, I am not able to concentrate on my work. It is too hot and humid, I can only work for few hours a day :-(

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I know the feeling well Abed ... I have two large floor fans on the go in here but it's still 26c yesterday was 34.8c and that was horrid, supposed to be even hotter next week though ... Gulp

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Okay ... I'm done with the Animated/Video entry, you can view the video at Techno-Toon or you can view it directly on YouTube from the following link http://youtu.be/wi-XoE9sL8E. Please leave like and comments on the GrabCAD link .... Thanks, good luck everyone!

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  • Ramin Asgary

    Ramin Asgary 9 months ago

    Hello. I am nearly done with my file but I have a few questions:

    Is it possible to use other softwares, (like Photoshop) only to post edit your work with graphical effects, as long as you are using the required 'Toon material'?

    also

    I have some renders which I used to make the final render. Do I have to upload all of them individually or is it possible to upload just one file that shows all the renders individually?

    Thank you for the time and the opportunity.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Ramin - Photoshop use is allowed for post edit and effects to your tooned renders is allowed. You can post as many renders as you like. If they are all for the same result, then it's good to post them all so others can see the processessess you undertook to get to the result.

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    My animation is done and posted. Check it out!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I checked it out Abed ... Excellent work - Complimentary colour scheme through out and some really cool animation. Love the credits too, just too much to comment on - It's a big like from me

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  • EDISON PHOENIX

    EDISON PHOENIX 9 months ago

    Hello friends,
    This is out of this competition.But i want to gather all of your ideas.Please suggest the good thing to our GC to make a little update in our GC.
    Please take a look on this link.

    http://grabcad.com/questions/how-many-of-you-like-to-see-the-rating-system-for-our-models-in-our-gc

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    To all the Keyshot animators out there: I'm lovin' your efforts and really appreciate the audio in the compositions you've assembled; adds a lot more depth to your projects, and demonstrate abilities beyond CAD

    Thanks in advance!

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  • 3DNag

    3DNag 9 months ago

    how many houres are left before the end?
    cause i'm doing an animation that should take a bit over 40h to render + post prod and upload after that

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Good question... An idea... If you own a copy of Keyshot already, you can network render and get it done faster. More info here: http://www.keyshot.com/buy/network-rendering/

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well there's still 72hrs left what ya fretting for - lol

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  • 3DNag

    3DNag 9 months ago

    k so that will do ^^
    too bad that i'll upgrade my CPU only next week, i could have gone for 1080p

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I'm tight on cycles, i would prefer to keep things as widescreen tv settings that's good enough for most people to watch even on HD displays, I provide the BIP scenes so if people want to go higher res they can do it on their own computers, my first sequence took 4 days to render because I hadn't tuned my skills to the toon shader, but I still included the sequence, i could have redone it but as time has passed i did the right thing by carrying on with my workflow. if i had gone back to it, i would have possibly missed the deadline - Rule of thumb, stick within your boundaries, some see it as imprisonment others see it as a safety blanket choose your path wisely or it can get real expensive real quick - and that comes from experience

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    I just added my animation, titled "Wheel of the Misfortunates". ;-)

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Take forever to render 2min of video ...LOL Can send files to Keyshot and let them network render for me :p I am still rendering preview video XD How long you guys render a 2min 1080p? Thanks. I still need to add music and intro =(

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Too many variables to answer that one Tan Wei Kok

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Maybe submit preview video with Coming Soon sign if cannot finish render before deadline XD

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Wow, only 1 day and a few hours left!
    Some amazing talent demonstrated with CAD, art, and Toon rendering.
    ...
    The new Keyshot Toon shader has really opened up a ton of possibilities, simply blown away with many of these results here, and for those to come.
    ...
    So...any predictions from GrabCAD members, outside of the jury?
    Anyone want to share your favorites?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan - yeah, if you still want to finish it as a personal project, there is rumour that 4.2 is due soon so I would say this challenge needs to be 'drawn' to a close for publicity leading up to the 4.2 release ...

    And before anybody asks, no i don't know a 4.2 release date !!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tommy - My predictions are Dries or Abed for finest Animated entries
    I need to study the stills more before I decide on the winner but there are sooo many good entries, there really did need to be more categories

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin That will be very sad ...hahaha I have a job interview tomorrow, so unlikely to be rendering and touch up the final bits. Anyway I do it just for fun and more as a skill demonstrator (dunno whether it will help or scare away future employer). One company actually thought I am good in sound effect after viewing my Lite Plus video :p Now local comic association think that I am a comic artist after I show them my Keyshot toon renders.

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Tommy @Martin I am not the judge, so I wouldn't comment till the final result is out. Too much expectations will lead to more disappointments. Don't forget commerial value )is always a hidden criteria =

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan - It's good that a challenge like this could be landing you a new job via your comic association - That really would be the perfect prize wouldn't it !? Good luck to you sir, where-ever your path takes you

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Tommy is on the Judges panel, he's just harvesting public opinion which also counts - There is nothing worse than a challenge that selects a winner that nobody else would have voted for

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Exactly that Martin, thanks for the comment. I'm just wondering what ya'll might think in as a group or individually. As I've said before, I've kept an excellent record of my findings & favorites, and my votes cannot be swayed. Every entry and every update has gotten my attention and focus; and I've been keeping score all along day-to-day. My job here is organized and nearly done.
    ...
    My question is: What are your favorites? Simple answers if you have the time to comment

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    I'm still expecting a "last minute tsunami" of killer entries. :)
    There must be a few bastards around that come in, all guns blazing, at the very last moment...

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Having said that, the animations and stills of Abed Sabeh are definitely my personal favorites.

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Hells yes, right on the money Dries!
    ...
    Calm before the storm perhaps?
    Enticing idea

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin I am a Product Developer, not comic artist. Tomorrow interview is for a biotech senior mechanical engineer post =)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan I was referring to your closing comment about the local association thinking that you were, if they think that, you might get a job from them if you want it - lol

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @DriesV - There are still 4 private entries showing on the challenge page, so I guess they will wait until the last minute before exposing their works to the general public

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin I happen to bump into them and recommend Keyshot toon render. Think will help speed up their work. Shown to several companies too. Think can ask Keyshot for some sales commission XD BTW where to download GrabCAD logo? Or ask from Sara?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan ... I would ask Sara, possibly even Tommy

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Twelve hours of extra rendering to do now, then more editing to the video - grrrrr

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    30hrs left before time-up =)

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin My 5fps preview took 4.5hrs and just reach 85% =(

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I know I can fit it in, but time down is votes lost bwah weep weep sniffle sniffle - lol ... I have restricted this animation to 4mins per frame and there's 125 frames to do to fill the gap i have now been left with - lol

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    4 min/frame for a Toon render sounds like a lot?!

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    I need a 1:57 min video. Times 25, times 4mins. hmmm.... 195hrs? XD

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    It's the contour details, opacity maps and environmental shadows and i am having to use GI too to try and get more light bouncing into some of the darker shadows ... it's this model here http://grabcad.com/library/techno-toon-1/files/Renderings/TwinHouse.125.jpg

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    I'm willing to offer some last-minute KeyShot rendering power... I have a speedy i7-3930K 4.6GHz machine here. Seriously, if you want I'll render some frames. First in (grabcad message) wins! ;-)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    There you go Tan - Dries will rescue you

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    It's 2:38am here and I am still struck at preview (90%). Need some trimming before I can seek his rescue. Don't know how long I can stay awake. Less than 12 hrs before an interview =(

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Save your BIP file, upload wherever and send the link to Dries, you sleep, he renders until you take over - sorted!

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    please, save a package (ksp file). The bip alone won't contain textures, HDRIs etc. ;-)

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Will do. After the preview is over, I will adjust camera position and speed. Then I wills end the BIP to him. Thanks

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan - click file and then save package - Dries wants the whole ksp file

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    1 day left and more to come... just for fun :-)

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    19 hours left!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    My Video is now fixed - For those with eagle eyes, credit for the raptor skull is still included because it was used but then subsequently removed for reasons given on the appropriate page.

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    I am still waiting good news from Dries =)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Don't panic Tan - hew was rendering away for you last-night just like the perfect gent he is

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    I did a short animation on "The house & the frog", just for fun. Check it out!
    Now it's time to concentrate on some real work.

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Mission failed...LOL Think I use what I have and stitch with a couple of still frames at the end XD

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Wow ... what failed ?

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Video rendering =( Now waiting for Dries to send what he had finished and stitch with still images :p

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan - you still might be able to work around it, depending on how many frames and stills you get back, edit and splice with some cross fades etc

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Left 581 frames and each will take about 2min to render @ 720p on my comp. That's about 16hrs XD

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan - 23 seconds lost is a lot of time, if there's anything I can do to help further your project give me a shout

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin how about we request for an extension?...LOL Dun worry. I will stitch the missing piece with 1 frame/sec for now =) It is more like a skill demonstrator (like graduate from Keyshot) than an entry. Will patch later when I have more time. Who knows Dries might suddenly pop up with a finished video :p

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Will keep my fingers crossed for you then Tan

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  • Mike Wiggins

    Mike Wiggins 9 months ago

    Yikes only six hours left.... I hope you guys get your submissions in on time! I'm anxious to see the finished product! Best of luck!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    C'mon Tan, where is it ..... Even if it's just a still dude, get it posted, time is ticking away!!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @KeyShot - When is the next challenge due ?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    ok ... Mad experiment time - See if KeyShot can settle the argument of the purist render freak - Black HDR with toon shader and their new lights ... Anybody up for it other than me ?

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Still working hard. Narrow down to 13sec. These are the nightmare ones. Each frame will can take as much as 15min =( Here's a "preview" https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1N9y47bCTzKOXRiSTV4eWE2OUU/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Hey it's not looking too bad at all - Hyperspace warp drive etc etc

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Thanks. I downloaded many models for this challenge including Space Ball One ^_^ Then I rotate them in all directions and found this is the most suitable one. It has a lot of edges, which I found good for Toon animation =)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan - You have a good style - I like what you have done, especially the hdri convertion

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    The flood cometh

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin I left out one detail. I will normally Keyshot my model in paint (gloss or matt), Then adjust the HDR to suit the environment before convert the model to Toon. It is easier to see shading in paint. But then again. Depending on your model, sometimes it just fail. I found out that flat and edgy models are good toon subjects =)

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    seeesh. this is a training ground for Jedi animators, becoming more of a production studio here soon lol very talented peeps!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tan that's the way I used on the robot models I tooned up - It works well and is the method Keyshot recommends

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    3 hrs more and I have 225 frames more to render XD

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    about 1 hour LEFT!

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Last minute tsunami coming up?? :-)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Yeah probably,as they all scramble to meet the deadline

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    Yay! can't wait to see the winners! drum rolls.... Tommy said 1 hr left, so either it's in or their engines still rendering.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    4mins showing here, then nearly a week to wait for who won what

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    After this, back to serious work for GE and Steampunk =)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    it's done here - good luck to one and all

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  • Kin Moreno franco

    Kin Moreno franco 9 months ago

    good luck to everyone :)!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well ... time to sit back and wait now ..... twiddling thumbs time again

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Tommy - hey Tommy, Tommy, have you gathered all your data yet, have ya man, uh uh have ya? can we have a hint yet ?

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Yep, good luck to all!
    Can't help but feel that the amount of animations is lower than I expected though...
    The toon challenge was a perfect opportunity to make one, as toon frames can be rendered very quickly.

    Dries

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    I have something special planned, but my announcement will come after the GrabCAD/Keyshot official announcement. Also, I’ll be compressing this months challenge into a 3-or-so minute video (call it a glorified, visual overview), and will dedicate a blog post for deeper analysis of the entries from my perspective & the hard numbers; It’s long list, but distinguished.

    Until then
    ….
    You’ll be twiddlin’ your thumbs until August 1st :)
    Best of luck fellow GrabCAD'rs!!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Dries - Yeah it's been a low turn out on vids, but most of what has been posted is pretty good, some are even really cool

    @ Tommy - Are we nearly there yet .... lines lines lines lines, trees trees trees

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    :)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Cant we even have a sniff of the criteria you were amassing so we can try and predict .... Treees trees treeees , lines lines lines - are we nearly there yet, in a land far far away

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Do we get any late brownie points if we subscribe to Develop 3D magazine ??

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    Martin, you made me laugh.....patience!
    Those challenges are really fun and keeps me motivated :-) Good luck everyone!!

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    You should all ready be a subscriber of 3D Develop magazine Martin. It is free so there is no excuse LoL'ss and a world of very intresting knowladge from month to month right in your in box

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    Well guys the keyshot Toon render comp is over and big congrats to all for your outstanding work. I hope this new toon material will be showing up a lot more with your models on GrabCAD as there is still plenty more experimenting to be done with this awesome new material from Keyshot..... Good luck to all :P

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  • Arian Shamil

    Arian Shamil 9 months ago

    Good luck to everyone! in these last days i've seen a lot of great project! There are really a lot of good (maybe is better to say: Great) designers :D
    It was a pleasure to partecipate to this challange and to know some new nice guy that give to me some advices...I've learned something doing this challange and so thanks to all of you to have inspired me and in some case to have give to me advices on my works! Thanks again to all! Grabcad and grabcad users rocks! sorry for my bad english...:D

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    It's been fun for sure, there is a wealth of styles in the entries and the comments have been helpful and at times amusing ... My downloads folder is in tatters and needs organising and my work folders are in a state of disarray so I have a lot to be going on with for now, but I miss these challenges when they are done, and it now means I have to knuckle down and learn more SubD modelling from a missing friend on GrabCAD, hopefully he will come back....

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    @ Martin , " at times amusing" , you're kidding us again? it's ALL THE TIME! everyone here is a winner! even those who didn't participate and soaking up wealth of resources, knowledge and making some friends along the way. I went to subscribe to 3D Developed Mag. unfortunately it's not free for me. Went and subscribed anyways, see if at least I can get the digital version in pdf. - The last time I ordered Automotive Engineering from UK, it came all beat up in the mail. and there's news about the USPS, our postal service may stop delivering to our door steps. I guess everyone will in the future(now) do no more snail mail but Ipad and e-mail and everything else. This competition had been quite exciting, it's my very first entry and will definitely not be my last (encouragement from william). yet, I'm a young jedi GrabCad'r, not even 1 month since I stumbled on Grabcad. "i'll be back"..Will look forward in seeing familiar names again..until then wish you all a healthy hand, left or right. stretch those fingers and thumbs. Hope some of you will drop by my page and have a chit-chat. don't be a stranger. :D

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  • Arian Shamil

    Arian Shamil 9 months ago

    I never heard before of 3d developed Mag....what is it?

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Arian - Develop 3D is a magazine for people who work with 3D, free subscription for all, but only UK can get printed magazine, everyone else can get PDF version from the downloads section on their website, might be worth a read, you never know

    @Hugh - You have been a breath of fresh air on GC, you are a wonderful character and I hope that never changes. You come back here and display your models you know you will always be welcome !

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  • Arian Shamil

    Arian Shamil 9 months ago

    Martin...thanks like always!!!!! :)

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Wow.. nice. It has Jobs too =) I applied for TomTom & Dyson before but unsuccessful :p

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Abed - It has been cool to be rendering alongside a man with a reputation such as yours, and to an insight into your work flow this time round has been educational for me ... you use colour magnificently and your camera work is very exceptionally smooth, just like a real Dolly - Thank you and the very best of luck to you...

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    ENTRANTS: Be sure to follow the requirement for your rendering and/or animation entry.
    ...
    Just re-posting here what's stated above for a kind reminder, please check your project settings so not to be disqualified in this challenge...
    ...
    ...
    Requirements:
    ...
    Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of a 3D model utilizing the TOON SHADER MATERIAL.
    ...
    Entry description MUST INCLUDE:
    - Link to original model from GrabCAD.
    - Name of original author of CAD files.
    - Methods and tools used for animation or rendering.
    ...
    All animations must be added as a video URL link in the settings of your submission.

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Many entries are missing an "author" link and relation to GrabCAD model/s.
    Don't miss out because of the technical details :)
    ...
    Best of luck!

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  • Ramin Asgary

    Ramin Asgary 9 months ago

    @Tommy Mueller : I did the 3D modeling myself, Do I have to upload that 3D model file?

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Totally so @ramin & @all... we need to have links to GrabCAD models for the entries. Just upload it to your public profile and link to your Keyshot challenge project.
    ...
    I'm making comments on many of "our" entries, looking out for you guys/gals who have slaved hours into this competition. It's hard for me to disqualify anybody from a chance to win, but the rules are rules. Definitely re-read this project page if you're unsure :)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I think i have done all my homework .... Are we nearly there yet ? .... Trees trees trees, lines lines lines ....

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I soooo much would like to see those 3 private entries go public before they are disqualified ... Or were they user error ?

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Uhm, I uploaded the whole shebang (270MB SolidWorks 2013 model) to my entry project: http://grabcad.com/library/wheel-of-the-misfortunates-animation-1/files
    Will that suffice?

    Dries

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Give it a recursive link just to make sure Dries :)

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Right on Dries, thanks for following up on that. It's important for everyone to double check your project page for the technicals.
    ...
    Also, I must have posted over 50 comments of these Keyshot entries reminding everybody to link the Author or GrabCAD 3D file. You'll know who you are :D
    ...
    It's my, "No GrabCAD'r left behind" policy.
    Thanks in advance!

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    So... I'm good with just having it on my entry page? :-)
    Would rather not upload it again (it takes +1 hour with my measly upload bandwidth...).

    Dries

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    You're good @dries, I can see the files are there in the project page. Just edit your text to inform others that all the 3D files used in the challenge are available on that project page.
    ...
    No need to create any other upload
    Thanks!

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    All set and done ;-)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Trees trees trees - lines lines lines - In a land far far far away .... Are we nearly there yet ?

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    :)

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Just a quick observation...
    "Winners will be announced latest Monday August 1st, 2013."
    Is it Monday... or August 1st? :-)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    lines lines lines - Trees trees trees - In a land far far far away where donkeys roam free, speak English and have a sense humour .... Are we nearly there yet ?

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Not my fault if you get an epeleptic seizure :P
    GrabCAD/Keyshot "Toon" Challenge

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    And for those that suffer a seizure I have spare levetiracetam, trazodone and pregabalin, just keep an eye on your thiamine and dopamine levels - Now where was I .... Ah yes i remember now ....

    Are we nearly there yet ? .... Lines lines lines, trees trees trees in a land far far far away

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    I think I will soon report Martin Spencer-Ford for spamming >)

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  • Arian Shamil

    Arian Shamil 9 months ago

    :) thanks for the video Tommy!!!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Just a few more hours to wait ....We must be nearly there by now :)

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Trees trees trees, lines lines lines .... LOL

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    in a land far, far, far away

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    hmmm... since the challenge is over. Anyone interested in rendering my Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (Star Blazer) video in 1080HD. WARNING ~ it will take days on a Macbook 2012.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Tooned or PR ?

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Tooned. My current one is 720p, stitched from part 1080p and part 720p using 2 different computers (can see different color).

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I would liked to have said yes here, but I have just 9 days left with KS :(

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Same here =( I am now using my comp rushing for GE and Kyron's power chair challenges. After that the plug challenge and redesign a 3D printer ^_^

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Are we nearly there yet ?

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Still got 24hrs, not 24min :p Then we see 2nd wave of Tsunami. Massive comments and delete of projects...LOL

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Yeah, I know, but it does say by the latest ....

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Today is 31st July. Latest is 1st August (tomorrow) 2359hrs Boston Time...LOL

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  • Leo Kiviluoma

    Leo Kiviluoma 9 months ago

    Because I like Pocket Watches I call it Greenwich time. If You want to play with exact global time then Paul Allen's and Steven Job's friend to an friend evaluated UCT. Nothing wrong with UCT. But I think the best time would be how many milliseconds from the big band nearly 14,3 mrd years ago.

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    In the Contest Guidelines on the KeyShot forum:
    "Announcement:
    The winner will be announced August 1st, 2013 via the GrabCAD and KeyShot websites."

    ;-)

    Dries

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Guess that means we are nearly there then .... Trees trees trees, lines lines lines, toons toons toons .... In a land not so far far far away :¬P

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

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  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    HA, that's an awesome link Dries! You crazy guy you :)

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  • Arief Nur Hidayat

    Arief Nur Hidayat 9 months ago

    Today 1st, Agustus 2013, Where the result ? :D

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    Martin, you're quiet today :-)

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Seems like with every passing day, there's an entry being withdrawn. LOL

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Abed - who .... me .... never .... Hehehhehhehhe
    Trees trees trees, lines lines lines in a land not so far far far away ... Oh and by the way, i am short fat and hairy which means i need an xxl tee shirt, so if you don't have one in that size a KeyShot license will do nicely as a consolation prize - hahahhahhaha!!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @Dries - A lot of entries did not read the rules closely enough - And then others like me forgot to add details on image/video creation etc And then there are those that didn't even use the toon shader .... With the amount of submissions left the judges will still be suffering as from what i have seen there are several potential winners for the best still shot. Abed or yourself should take best animation in my view though .... Not that that counts for anything

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Martin, I get a strong feeling you look like a Hobbit, whilst gardening...

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Dries, the gardening kept me slim, then i got clever and went into design and paid others to do the donkey work, now i do neither having to take care of my severely disabled wife, but I wouldn't change that .... http://www.savekidstv.org.uk/wp-content/i/uncleb.jpg is more of what i look like, I walk the same too when i get gout lol

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin Don't dig my wound, Hobbit...LOL

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Would you like some salt for that open wound Tan - hehehehehhee

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    Your a Womble, Marting>? //Hono LoL'ss

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    Opsss Marting = Martin :P

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    i'm not a Womble ... I just look one and walk like one :)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    And the winners are .....
    Treeeees and Lines :)

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Actually we should be looking at Keyshot website for news release etc. They are the sponsor, so likely they announce first =)

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Darn, my countdown timer was wrong... :-)

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  • William

    William 9 months ago

    Would that not mean you are one then Martin? LoL'ss

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin You should really try Steampunk using Keyshot. It's really cool...LOL

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    @William - Don't be silly, Wombles are like cuddly toys, they are not real - I just look like one but I am blood n bone and full of sh.... :P
    @Tan - I have tried it with various subjects and I didn't do too good with it, and I would hate to get it wrong with something as important Kyron's chair

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    @Martin We just have to go through the learning process, just like we did in this one =) My first 30 days in Keyshot and I can teach interns in a friend's company how to use Toon function this afternoon. Challenge forced us to learn new things. It is way better than any prize we get. Knowledge is power =)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Agreed Tan, knowledge does equal power, but a little of it can be a very dangerous thing. As spider-man's grandpa used to say ... "With great power comes great responsibility !"

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    That was Spider-Man's uncle...

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    lol - stand corrected then - lol

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    just goes to prove what i said - a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    I'll stick to what i know .... Trees trees trees, lines lines lines in a land not so far far far away but that never seems to be getting any nearer ..... :P

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Congratulations Dries

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Congratulations Simon & Dries

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  • Arief Nur Hidayat

    Arief Nur Hidayat 9 months ago

    Congratulations :D

    Arief Nur Hidayat has uploaded 30 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • reza

    reza 9 months ago

    Congratulations to all the winners.

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  • Abed Sabeh

    Abed Sabeh 9 months ago

    Congratulations winners!

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  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 9 months ago

    Congratz =) See you folks. Unfollowing here =)

    Tan Wei Kok has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well done to all the runners up .... Trees trees trees, lines lines lines in a land far far far away .... :)

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  • Kin Moreno franco

    Kin Moreno franco 9 months ago

    Congratulations!

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  • Mike Wiggins

    Mike Wiggins 9 months ago

    Congrats winners! and kudos to everyone who enereredi am truly impressed at the abilities and creativity of so many people out there! Thanks to the judges for all your efforts! See you next time!

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Well said Mike - Don't be a stranger ;)

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  • Mike Wiggins

    Mike Wiggins 9 months ago

    Oh I'm not going anywhere - just gearing up for next go-round! 15 days isn't nearly enough to grasp all the capabilities of any rendering program so hopefully i can find a way to acquire my own seat for some more practice between now and the next competition! I've got a few more things in the pipeline in the meantime tho ;)

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  • Dries Vervoort

    Dries Vervoort 9 months ago

    Wow! This was really a FUN challenge!
    There were a lot of unique applications and creative uses of the Toon material. i'm sure the judges had a tough time deciding on the winner.

    Thanks again! ;-)

    Dries

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  • Tom Fred

    Tom Fred 9 months ago

    Congratulations to all winners =)

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  • Stephen Nyberg

    Stephen Nyberg 9 months ago

    Congratulations everyone!! This was a really fun challenge. I thought Martin Spencer-Ford was going to hit 3000 comments with his tree and line comments on this challenge ;) I can't wait for the next KeyShot challenge.
    Some great work from everyone here.

    Stephen Nyberg has uploaded 115 CAD models & has left 1500 comments.
  • Mohammad Shubbak

    Mohammad Shubbak 9 months ago

    Congratulations to all winners! and special thanks to Tommy Mueller and William for their great efforts.

    Mohammad Shubbak has uploaded 125 CAD models & has left 975 comments.
  • Arian Shamil

    Arian Shamil 9 months ago

    Thanks to Grabcad/keyshot/Develop3d for having created this challange where i've learned a lot of things...from the challangers and from the program...Thanks to all those who participated at the challange and congratulations to all the winners. It was really fun and i hope there will be another Keyshot challange really soon :)
    Thanks :)
    Arian

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  • Arian Shamil

    Arian Shamil 9 months ago

    And obviously...thanks to all the Grabcad stuff/judges :)

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    Congrats to all Winners and same goes for all participants. Everyone puts in much efforts & we've all became friends and gotten to known of each other a bit closer. I suppose we non-winners. aka "losers" lol will not be participating in the future events, since we no longer have a working trial Keyshot, good for only 8 more days. Thanks to all the sponsors and judges. going back to earn my +5 points. :D

    HUGH GOH has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 249 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 9 months ago

    Sincere congrats to everybody; participants and winners; probably one of the coolest challenges I've seen.... thus far... future GrabCAD/Ferrari challenges anybody?

    You're all pretty awesome; and again, a super great job overall.
    Great comments, great efforts, great results all around!

    Can’t wait for the next go-around!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 128 CAD models & has left 1764 comments.
  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    next challenge should be a match-up. . everyone grab a partners and "duel" . I'm gonna team up with Tommy, I think he got all modeled Ferraris, all set to vroom vroom.

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 9 months ago

    Yeah it was fun .... GC/Ferarri challenge .... could be interesting, pray tell what the prize would be ? - lol - but it would give me another excuse to please Stephen with more lines and tree comments

    Well done to us all, we did real good - I think ?

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  • HUGH GOH

    HUGH GOH 9 months ago

    I believe the prize would be a Lamborghini instead of a Ferrari, runner ups gets a Bugatti.

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  • leon teoh

    leon teoh 9 months ago

    Thank you KeyShot, Develop3D, and GrabCAD Community Advisors . Is my honour having 3rd place in this challenge. And truly amazing peoples and lots of talents here in GrabCad community, also congratulate to all the winners and participants in this challenge :D

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  • Sourbh

    Sourbh 9 months ago

    Congratulations to all the winners. Really a superb Friendly competition..!!!

    Sourbh has uploaded 92 CAD models & has left 4012 comments.
  • Simon Williamson

    Simon Williamson 9 months ago

    Thanks everyone for the very supportive comments to all and congratulations Dries - as always your work is tremendous!!

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  • Ramin Asgary

    Ramin Asgary 9 months ago

    Congratulations to all the winner and I wish luck and success to all the people who participate :)

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  • Martin Spencer-Ford

    Martin Spencer-Ford 8 months ago

    Has anybody been approached yet regarding T-shirts and their sizes. I have never won anything before on challenges so don't know the time scales involved or who to approach. The list above says Keyshot tee shirts up to tenth place so do i need to chase Keyshot or GrabCAD ?

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