Rendering Contest – Second Category

Al Dean, the judge for the Rendering Contest, suggested that I have a second category that would be more like a normal rendering contest. I mean let contestants render a model using their creativity and not be restricted to making it look like a photo. This seemed like a good idea and I decided to use this opportunity to make it easy for more people to take part in the rendering contest. The model of the Porsche 911 GT3 was an OBJ mesh which is of no use to users of MCAD products since they need a NURBS model to do their rendering.

I’m trying to get my hands on a NURBS model of the GT3 but haven’t met with success so far. Today one of my readers, Anton Vasiliev, handed me a NURBS model of a Ferrari 360 Modena, which I have decided to use for the second category of the rendering contest.

You can download a ZIP file containing the NURBS model of the car in IGES, STEP, ACIS SAT, Parasolid X_T and Rhino 3DM formats from here (47 MB). You are free to render this model as you please and make it look at wonderful as you like. No restrictions whatsoever. The best looking render wins. I have a feeling that something like this may find favor with Al. 😉

There will be only one prize in this category – a license of KeyShot (worth $995) along with a year’s subscription (10 issues) of DEVELOP3D magazine (worth $99 outside the UK). You can send one entry for each category. The render for the Porsche category should look as close as possible to the photo in this post. Whereas the render in the Ferrari category can be anything you like.

Please spread the word about this second category. The link to this blog post is