Luxion Launches KeyShot 3D Rendering and Animation Competition

by | May 2, 2012

Irvine, CALIFORNIA, May 2nd, 2012 – Luxion, makers of KeyShot® 3D rendering and animation software, is excited to announce the launch of the 2012 3D Rendering and Animation Competition. This rendering contest is launched on the cusp of the release of KeyShot 3.2 with two seats of KeyShot Pro including Animation going to the entry for Best Rendering and Best Animation.

The KeyShot rendering competition is a chance for KeyShot users, and those interested in using KeyShot, to compete among each other, displaying their ability to create stunning compositions using KeyShot. The theme of this year’s competition is style and class with the challenge to render and/or animate a watch design. Entrants will use all of their creative capacity to render a captivating scene with the materials and environments of their choice.

Contestants may choose to use a supplied model (see below) or one of their own with the only requirement being that the rendering and/or animation be created using KeyShot (unmarked trial version available.) Multiple entries may be submitted. The competition runs until Midnight PST, Saturday, May 26th with the entries being judge by Luxion’s staff. The winners will be announced Thursday, May 31st.

The following details provide information for the KeyShot rendering competition. Additional information may be found here.

Create a captivating 3D rendering or animation of a watch (see file download below if a watch model is needed)
Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot (any version)

To submit your rendering to enter the contest:
Upload your submissions to the 2012 Contest board as a NEW TOPIC using the attachment option.
Screenshots or fully rendered images are fine.
Multiple entries are acceptable.
Post edits are acceptable.
Note: It’s nice to know what work went into the image! Share what modeling software or other tools are used. If post editing is done, show a before and after. It’s always interesting to see!

Judged on:
The submissions will be judged on three criteria:
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:
A KeyShot .bip file of a watch model is available to use for the submission (download). This contains internal gears, has a crown, hands, and bezel, a watchband and an ever so elegant KeyShot logo emblazoned upon the dial.

Here are just a few entries already submitted. More entries can be seen in the 3D rendering contest forum

Other Chances to Win!
Additionally, people have a chance to win a seat of KeyShot on our Facebook page by Liking the KeyShot page and sharing this post with others as we race toward 30,000 Likes! Every 1,000 Likes we’ll be giving away a KeyShot t-shirt and every 5,000 Likes we’ll be giving away a license of KeyShot with the next seat being given out at 20,000 Likes!

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. 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

Press contact:
Luxion, Inc.
Josh Mings
Marketing Manager
+1-(949) 274-8871

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