The KeyShot 3D Rendering Contest

by | Apr 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Yes indeed. We’re kicking off another rendering contest to give you a chance to win a license of KeyShot Pro with Animation! Style and class is the theme of this years rendering contest. We’ll have two winners. One for best rendering and one for best animation. We provide the details, you provide the creativity and the stunning 3D rendering. The best rendering and best animation wins a seat of KeyShot Pro with Animation and the enduring admiration of KeyShot community! Here are all the details.

KeyShot 3D Rendering Contest

What doesn’t say style and class like an incredibly large timepiece on your wrist shooting the glares of the sun into people’s face? This year we’re rendering a watch. It can be any watch or you can use the one provided below.  Your goal? Create a captivating image of the watch.


  • Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of a Watch (see file download below.)
  • Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot (any version)

For a KeyShot trial without watermarked renderings, email with “KeyShot 3D Rendering Contest” in the subject line. You will receive a 15 day license.

To submit your rendering or animation to enter the contest:

  • Upload your submissions to this board using the attachment option
  • When you start a new topic for a submission, in the subject line put: Submission type – your name – title (Example: Rendering – Josh M – Watch on a hand)
  • Screenshots or fully rendered images are fine.
  • Multiple entries are acceptable.

Judged on:
The submissions will be judged on three criteria:

  • Realism
  • Creativity
  • Composition

Best Rendering: KeyShot Pro with Animation
Best Animation: KeyShot Pro with Animation

Saturday, May 26th, midnight PST.

The winner will be announced May 31st on the KeyShot blog, newsletter, Facebook page and Twitter.

File Download:
Use your own models or feel free to use this .bip file of a watch model for your submission, should you so desire. This is no ordinary watch model though. This comes chock full of gears, has a crown, hands, and bezel, a watchband and an ever so elegant KeyShot logo emblazoned upon the dial.


You may also choose to use a watch model from GrabCAD. (Be sure to give credit to the creator of the model you use.)

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