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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of a 3D model utilizing the toon shader material.
- 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.
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.
KeyShot licenses (total value $ 4,490)
KeyShot Pro + Animation (total value $2,495)
KeyShot Pro (total value $1,995)
The jury will be comprised of rendering experts from Develop 3D magazine, KeyShot and GrabCAD.
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.