2014 KeyShot Render Contest Winners

by | Nov 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Without a doubt, the 2014 KeyShot Render Competition has been the most incredible render contest to date that we’ve held. Not only were there over 300 entries of vehicles and automotive related products, but many of the entries were of the highest quality. It made it particularly difficulty to choose the top two renderings, but after careful consideration and much deliberation, we present to you the top entries of the 2014 KeyShot Rendering Competition and the two Grand Prize winners.

Grand Prize

Doug Didia
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Doug submitted many professional shots of various cars, including some incredible cutaways of others. Along with this, Doug shared how he developed the shot in KeyShot and created the composite images. Among all the images he submitted, this Jeep Grand Cherokee brings a particular mood that matches the epic setting it sits in with a stance and lighting that accentuates every line. See his other shots here.

Grand Prize

Esben Oxholm
Peugeot 508
Esben brought on of the most creative entries. Titled, “The Getaway” complimented with masked bandit and a motorcycle cop in hot pursuit, he set an attitude for the vehicle that is completely engaging and memorable, being careful to capture each line of the car. In that, he show and beautiful breakdown of the step-by-step compositing on the image, showing what goes into the process of creating such visuals. See it here.

Honorable Mentions

Sandy McPherson
1963 Jaguar D Type Long Nose

Sam Weise
Rat Rod

George Pizzo
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Volkan Kaçar
Mercedes-Benz SS Roadster

Nils Piirma
Pagani Huayra

Bill Gould
Golden T

Edo Triviño
Volvo Amazon Interceptor

Pitu Dragos
Mercedes-Benz SL 350

Greg Peruski
Volkswagen GTI

Sergio Loza
1971 Nissan GTR

Germano Vieira
1962 Ferrari GTO

Galnor Design
Porsche 997

Marco Schembri
Lamborghini Edroid

McLaren MP4-8

Versus Diesel
Acura NSX

Simon Williamson
Future Garage

Florian Benedetto
Nissan GTR Wheel

Franz Brandstaetter
Ford GT40

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s render contest. To see images of all the top entries, you can visit the 2014 KeyShot Render Contest board on Pinterest. All entries may be seen on the KeyShot Render Contest forum board and a list of all finalists with comments and links can be seen below.

All Finalists

Volkan – Mercedes-Benz SS Roadster – Drop dead gorgeous. Interesting car, great detail, materials, lighting.
George Pizzo- Chrysler autos – Professional shot of many Chrysler cars/trucks. Perfect in every way.
Sam Weise – Rat Rod – Great composition, color, materials and interesting car.
Sergio Loza – McLaren 650s GT – Very cool shot and perfect lighting to highlight detail.
Esben Oxholm – Peugeot 508 – Creative idea for a shot, nice breakdown and great detail, colors, comp.
Edo Triviño – Volvo Amazon Interceptor 1967 – Very cool car. Great lighting and composition with detail shots.
Sandy McPherson – Jaguar D Type – Great in every respect. Great car and composition.
Germano Vieira – Ferrari 250 GTO – Very elegant rendering of a beautiful car, great material and lighting.
Doug Didia – Cutaways – Very professional cutaway views of various automobiles.
Sergio Loza – 71 Nissan GTR – Gorgeous Black classic. Great material and comp to highlight lines.
Doug Didia – Auto montage – Loads of professional level shots, perfect composition and lighting.
Nils Piirma – Multiple shots – Three pages of shots, some very well lit with great detail and composition.
Adam M – 2013 M6 Coupe – Sits in scene well, great mood.
Bill Gould – Golden T – Neat idea to present the shot as model on desktop. Great detail and lighting.
Ryno – RWD P30-6 LMP1 – One of the only animations. Well done on lighting and animation.
Galnor Design – Porsche 997 – Professional level shots with great composition and lighting.
DgDesign – BMW i435 – Nice set of pro level shot for BMW i435.
Greg Peruski – Car set – A 918 Spyder and Volkswagon GTI that look great.
Simon Williamson – Future Garage – Cool work from Simon with 3/4 view of entire scene and color variations.
Marco Schembri – Lamborghini Edroid – Loads of shots with great lighting, compositions and some interiors.
Florian Benedetto – Nissan GTR – Eye-catching shot plus a great wheel detail.
Max Riba – Porsche 911 GT3 – Very nice Porsche 911 racer.
Golddigger – BMW M5 – Great lighting and mood.
Outsider – Lamborghini Aventador – Nice group of shots. This one stands out.
Franz Brandstaetter – GT40 – Great composition. Interesting shot with good use of materials and labels.
Luizfrma – McLaren MP4/8 – Cool front shot of F1 racer.
Andrea Chiampo – Mino Cooper – Many shots with some intersting detail perspective shots.
Alex – Hot Rod – Nice use of perspective with a creative point-of-view detail shot.
Pitu Dragos – Mercedes-Benz SL 350 – Great jjob with white paint and composition in scene.
VersusDiesel – Acura NSX – Nice lighting to accentuate lines.
Marc Senger – Buick Bombrunner – Interesting concept and animation. Great color/material combos.
Bill Gould – Delaharod Coupe – Great use of material and light to capture shape of car.
Sergio Loza – Jaguar – Well done shot with nice use of light to accentuate body lines.
Volkan – Koenigsegg CCX  – Unique setting, great detail and lighting
Bill Gould – Speedster and
here – Interesting auto and use of AO for automotive visual, great detail, shadow.
Bill Gould – 1927 Miller – Incredible detail, great material use and presentation.
Ethan Lim – Porsche 918 Spyder – Good attention to detail, well lit scene
Bonsaipower – Mini Cooper coupè – Great attention to detail and use of materials
Sam Debenham – Viper Concept – Nice perspective to highlight detail and presentation of concept.
Galazone – Range Rover – Interesting composition, use of color.
Alex – Hot Rod – Nice use of perspective with a creative point-of-view detail shot.
Natig Aghayev – Vaz 2107 – Interesting vehicle. Good material usage.
Natig Aghayev – Patrol Drone – Not the typical auto.
Oberfett – Mad Max Truck – Great texture and interesting subject.
L. Dkian – Nissan GTR R35 – Basic side view. Captures lines of car very well.
Marc Senger – Buick Wildcat Concept – Good use of materials on interior shot.
Alex – Mercedes SLS – Interesting dark composition.
Black Box – Flying Car – Cool idea for a flying car and cool lighting to accentuate design.
Marc Senger – Spearhead concept – interesting concept with crisp details and lighting.

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