Our SketchUp Pro 2018 Competition Winner Is…

SketchUp Competition

A huge thank you to all of the SketchUp Perfect Getaway competition entrants. The time has come, and we have a winner to announce.

After much consideration between entries, we’d like to congratulate Chad Slaney as the winner, and the prizes will be on their way!

SketchUp Pro 2018

Built in SketchUp, and rendered with V-Ray for SketchUp, we think this really does look like the perfect getaway.

“This was a personal project of mine. I wanted to combine a traditional style cottage with a modern open floor plan glass structure. I chose to locate the structure in the Muskoka area in Ontario Canada.” – Chad Slaney

The vegetation in the model was done with proxy components, while the sky and some slight colour corrections were added in Photoshop.

Take a look at some more renders and screenshots from the .skp file of this piece below, and you can check out more of Chad Slaney’s work over on his Facebook page.

Thank again to our entrants. Stay tuned for our next competition!

 

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Competition Now Closed – Winner To Be Announced Soon

Sketchup Pro 2018

We’ve had some excellent entries sent our way for this Sketchup Pro 2018 competition, and the competition is now closed!

If you have entered, you’re in the running to win:

  • £100 in vouchers and a 3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro worth £279!
  • Your work featured on the Official SketchUp UK social media pages (run by distributor Elmtec) and on CAD Software Direct.

The winner is going to be announced on Friday 6th July, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out who takes the prizes straight away.

e-on Student Reel Contest

e-on Student Reel 2018

Here’s a chance to win some awesome prizes and gain some publicity!

If you are currently enrolled as a student with a university email address, or are under 26, take this opportunity to show off your talent and get noticed by industry professionals.

Here’s the catch… e-on software need to see how many students are interested first. If there are enough participants, they’ll launch the contest, and the deadline to participate is July 30th.

You could win any one of these great prizes:

VUE xStream (Full Commercial License)
PlantFactory Producer (Full Commercial License)
NVIDIA P2000
Wacom Intuos
Ranch Computing Rendering Credits

Want to enter but haven’t had the chance to use VUE or PlantFactory yet? Download the free trials.
Fill out the form over at e-onsoftware.com to take your creativity one step further!

Sketchup Pro 2018 – Competition Ending Soon

Sketchup Pro 2018

We’ve had some excellent entries sent our way for this Sketchup Pro 2018 competition, and time is running out!

We want you to design your perfect getaway with SketchUp. It could be a cosy cottage in the Cotswolds, a luxury villa in the Mediterranean, or maybe a chalet in the Alps. What’s your idea of a perfect getaway? We want you to model it in SketchUp!

Fire up Sketchup Pro 2018 right now, because you’ve only got until
5pm 30th June, 2018 to submit your work.

Simply email your entry to
sketchup@cadsoftwaredirect.com
to be in with a chance of winning.

 

What You Could Win

  • The winner will receive £100 in vouchers and a 3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro worth £279!
  • Your work featured on the Official SketchUp UK social media pages (run by distributor Elmtec) and on CAD Software Direct. Check out the Twitter and  Facebook pages!

 

Please include a little bit of information on the concept, any particular processes involved in modelling and if you do include a render, which software was used.

  • Create a 3D model of your perfect getaway home (e.g. villa, house, chalet etc.).
  • Must be modelled in SketchUp / SketchUp Pro
  • The model must not have been previously published anywhere.
  • By entering you consent to your work being featured on SketchUp UK social media.
  • Only one submission per person.
  • The submission can be of your model directly within SketchUp or it can be rendered (in which case we will still need the original skp file).
  • The winning entry will be decided by CAD Software Direct and this decision is final.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday 6th July

Good luck!

Win Prizes with SketchUp – Submit Your 3D Designs Now

Sketchup Pro 2018

There’s still time to enter our SketchUp 3D Design Challenge!

Design your perfect getaway with SketchUp. A luxury villa in the Mediterranean? A chalet in the Alps, or a cosy cottage in the Cotswolds? We want you to model it in SketchUp!

Simply email your entry to
sketchup@cadsoftwaredirect.com to be in with a chance of winning.

 

What You Could Win

  • The winner will receive £100 in vouchers and a 3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro worth £279!
  • Your work featured on the Official SketchUp UK social media pages (run by distributor Elmtec) and on CAD Software Direct. Check out the Twitter and  Facebook pages!

We want you to model your vision of a perfect luxury bolthole, or place to escape it all. It needs to be a structure modelled in SketchUp, but it could be a villa, an entire hotel (if you have plenty of time on your hands), or even a yacht! It does need to be modelled directly in SketchUp (not imported from another platform) and be your own, original work. We’re looking for designs that make innovative use of SketchUp whilst showcasing a great concept in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Please include a little bit of information on the concept, any particular processes involved in modelling and if you do include a render, which software was used.

Your work can be submitted until 5pm 30th June, 2018.

  • Create a 3D model of your perfect getaway home (e.g. villa, house, chalet etc.).
  • Must be modelled in SketchUp / SketchUp Pro
  • The model must not have been previously published anywhere.
  • By entering you consent to your work being featured on SketchUp UK social media.
  • Only one submission per person.
  • The submission can be of your model directly within SketchUp or it can be rendered (in which case we will still need the original skp file).
  • The winning entry will be decided by CAD Software Direct and this decision is final.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday 6th July

Good luck!

3D Design Challenge – Design Your Perfect Getaway with SketchUp

Sketchup Pro 2018

What is the Competition?

What’s your idea of a perfect getaway? A luxury villa in the Mediterranean? A chalet in the Alps, or a cosy cottage in the Cotswolds? We want you to model it in SketchUp!

What We Want

We want you to model your vision of a perfect luxury bolthole or place to escape it all. It needs to be a structure, modelled in SketchUp, but it could be a villa, an entire hotel (if you have plenty of time on your hands), or even a yacht! It does need to be modelled directly in SketchUp (not imported from another platform) and be your own, original work. We’re looking for designs that make innovative use of SketchUp whilst showcasing a great concept in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Please include a little bit of information on the concept, any particular processes involved in modelling and if you do include a render, which software was used.

What You Could Win

  • The winner will receive £100 in vouchers and a 3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro worth £279!
  • Your work featured on the Official SketchUp UK social media pages (run by distributor Elmtec) and on CAD Software Direct. Check out the Twitter and  Facebook pages!

How To Enter

What are the Rules?

The competition is open to everyone and users who don’t currently have SketchUp can download the SketchUp Pro 30 day trial here.

Your work can be submitted from now (17th May, 2018) until 5pm 30th June, 2018.

  • Create a 3D model of your perfect getaway home (e.g. villa, house, chalet etc.).
  • Must be modelled in SketchUp / SketchUp Pro
  • The model must not have been previously published anywhere.
  • By entering you consent to your work being featured on SketchUp UK social media.
  • Only one submission per person.
  • The submission can be of your model directly within SketchUp or it can be rendered (in which case we will still need the original skp file).
  • The winning entry will be decided by CAD Software Direct and this decision is final.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday 6th July

Good luck!

3D Art Challenge – Survival Car

3D art challenge for the best car in Post-Apocalyptic style. You can choose any related topic from zombie survival vehicles to the Mad Max universe – there is no limit to your creative ideas. Participation in the contest is open to all comers, whose works comply with the rules.

Everything is as usual: you have to create a car 3d model, put it into 3D environment and make a beautiful render. Primarily the judges will pay attention to the visual component of your works, but this is not all that you need to win. The idea of the work is also very important, as well as its presentation, complicacy (both of the model and of the scene) and quality of performance.

The contest is supported by the best companies of the 3D world and so the prizes for the first places look amazing. Also, everyone has an opportunity to receive an additional prizes.

Renderers supporting the competition include KeyShot, Maxwell Render and Corona.

Your work can be submitted from March 13th to May 29th 2018 – submissions end at 15:00 (GMT)

Further information on the competition and it’s prizes can be found here.


Rules

General rules:

  • Create a 3D model of any vehicle (car, truck, airplane, boat etc) in Post-Apocalyptic style, add 3D environment (you can create more than one vehicle in the scene), textures. Then create a beautiful 3D rendering of it (or them). Think creative.
  • Environment should be made in 3D; the use of HDRi for sky and some parts of landscape is premitted.
  • The work must not have been previously published anywhere, neither online or offline (including models with ready-made textures or easily recognisable scenes).
  • To win the competition the quality and idea of the work are important. You need to think about the story behind the image. Make sure everything supports your message – composition, lighting, colours etc. Make a greater emotional impact.
  • You can submit only one work.
  • You are free to make WIP on any website, including the forum, either before or after you submit the work and it’s published in the gallery.
  • Please provide your work with a short story.
  • Add the link to the competition or name of the competition in one of the image corners on your own (so that you can control the quality of the saved work).
  • Attach one wireframe or clay render at your choice to your work – we will place it below your work.

Demands for your render:

  • The render should be at least 1000 pixels wide if the work is horizontal.
  • Render size should not exceed 2 mb.
  • Work can be in any style you like (low-poly, cartoon, futuristic etc), with using post production.
  • Renders with solid background (one colour: black, white etc, test renders, screenshots) and models laid on wallpapers will not be admitted to take part in the competition. As well as works with adult content.

 Other possibilities

  • The work can be updated during the competition if the author noticed a mistake or made use of community advice. The only condition – you can not change the idea of the work, or modify it drastically. Only reasonable changes allowed.
  • You can correct the description and the list of tools after the work was submitted – just get in touch.
  • After your work is published on the competition page, you are free to share your work on other websites.
  • You can see previous competitions here and “Hall of fame” here.

SketchUp 3D Modelling Challenge

SketchUp are bringing 3D modelling challenges to their community!

For this first challenge, SketchUp are asking you to think warm, beachy thoughts.  Use this model678 as inspiration or as the setting to build your dream beach house, treehouse, or even tiki hut.

Feel free to get as creative as you want. The competition is based on both solid modelling skills and imagination, but they’re leaving it open-ended so they can see what users come up with.

Prizes:

Winning modeller receives:

Details and Rules:

  • Model(s) must be created from scratch in SketchUp only; no downloading from 3D warehouse or other 3D modeling libraries
  • Adding environments / backgrounds is not required but strongly encouraged
  • You must add your model(s) to 3D Warehouse144 and tag it with the hashtag “#winterblues” to be considered
  • Up to three entries per modeler
  • The model(s) must be completed and uploaded to 3D Warehouse by March 30, 2018
  • Winner will be contacted at the email address listed on your 3D Warehouse account
  • Judging is based on both solid modeling and creativity. The first round of judging will be done by the SketchUp team, and the final round will be done by YOU! Stay tuned for the online poll after March 30,2018

Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary
  • SketchUp 3D Modelling Challenge starts on February 15, 2018 and runs through March 30, 2018
  • No more than three entries per individual
  • By entering this competition, participants have accepted and agreed to the conditions
  • Prizes include 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse, SketchUp swag, winning model printed and hung as art. No alternative prizes available
  • Models must be uploaded to 3D Warehouse and tagged #winterblues to be considered
  • The winner will be contacted via email by April 6, 2018
  • Sponsor: Trimble, Inc. 935 Stewart Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Join the Pimp My Tree CG Challenge with Next Limit!

To count down the last days until Christmas, Next Limit invite you to participate in their brand-new CG challenge! If you are a Maxwell or RealFlow user, put your talent into making this dreary Christmas tree into a merrier one for the jolliest of holidays.

How it works

  1. Download the FREE scene Next Limit have prepared for you.
  2. Make it yours! Pimp up the Christmas tree with either Maxwell, RealFlow or RealFlow | Cinema 4D.
  3. Let your creativity flow using the software and make sure you meet the requirements.
  4. Fill in the form here and send Next Limit a link to your pimped-up video by December 25th, 2017.
  5. The winners will be announced on January 1st, 2018.

Things to keep in mind

  • Option 1: Use a Maxwell integration or Maxwell | Studio in combination with any other program you like. Make a Multilight animation and save your scene as an MXS.
  • Option 2: Use RealFlow or RealFlow | Cinema 4D in combination with any other program you like. Create your simulation and save your scene as an OBJ.
  • If you don’t have a Maxwell license, you can request a temporary one for the duration of the challenge.
  • If you don’t have a RealFlow license, you can use the FREE demo.
  • There will be two winners – the best Maxwell and RealFlow entries.
  • Only video entries will be accepted. Maximum duration: five seconds.
  • Resolution required: between 960×540 and 1920×1080. Aspect ratio: 16:9.
  • Take at least 3 screenshots of the process when using Maxwell or RealFlow.
  • When you download the free scene, inside you will find a couple of cubes that represent the location of the camera and camera target in case you have problems to import the camera into your app. These should not be rendered. You can render the tree with or without leaves.
  • Do not change the camera angle! The camera should have a focal length of 35mm.
  • Send Next Limit a link to your festive tree (Vimeo, YouTube, WeTransfer, Google Drive, it’s up to you).

Prizes

The best entries will each be rewarded with a 1500€ Next limit voucher and a Christmas surprise in a box.

 

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KeyShot 2017 Material Render Competition

KeyShot 7 is filled with new materials and Luxion want to see you using them! This month, they kick off the latest KeyShot render competition. This is your opportunity to create an amazing KeyShot scene using the all-new materials in KeyShot 7 for the chance to win a license of KeyShot or other KeyShot prize pack.

What are these materials?

  • Cloudy Plastic contains light-scattering particles to replicate complex materials such as Polycarbonate or ABS.
  • Metal has 13 new metal presets along with the ability to load Complex IOR files and add an anodized appearance.
  • Metallic Paint has settings for Clear-coat Colour, which allows you to create deep rich candy coats and adjust clear-coat thickness.
  • Toon has control of shadow colour and texture and ability to control the visibility of shadows produced by Light Source Materials.

The top 3 finalists will receive KeyShot prizes. Contestants will be judged based on innovation, creativity, and execution. Here are all the details.

Entry Requirements:
– Submit your entry on the ‘2017 KeyShot Render Competition’ forum board
– Create an amazing KeyShot scene featuring a new KeyShot 7 material
– Rendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShot
– Multiple entries are acceptable
– Post edits are acceptable
– The competition is open to everyone
– Team entries are welcome – prize will be transferred to team leader

Render Output Specification:
Resolution: 16:9 Ratio (at or above 1920×1080)
Filetype: .jpg, .png, .mp4, .avi

 

“With your submission, it’s nice to know what work went into your rendering or animation! Tell us what modeling software or other tools are used. If post editing is done, show a before and after. It’s always interesting to see!

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.”

– Luxion Inc.

 

Judging Criteria:
The submissions will be judged on three criteria:
Innovation – How is it being used? What is the application?
Creativity – What is the content? What materials/lighting?
Execution – How was KeyShot used? How is the experience?

Prizes:
3x Grand Prizes  – KeyShot Pro (total value $1,995)
3x 1st Place Prizes – KeyShot HD (total value $995)
Honorable mentions (up to 10) – KeyShot Prize Pack (t-shirts, mug, etc.)

Deadline:
Sunday, October 23, 2017 (11:59 PST) https://time.is/California

Announcement:
The winner will be announced Monday, October 30th, 2017 on the KeyShot website, forum and social media sites.