© Andrei Lazar, Dade Orgeron
© Andrei Lazar, Dade Orgeron

Student rendering challenge

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Dive into the unexplored and the unfound! Render your vision of a time, place or idea for a chance to win a V-Ray/Corona license, Chaos Cloud credits and more.


Submission for the 2019 student rendering challenge is now closed! We'll announce the finalists and open the public vote on December 5, 2019. The winners will be announced on December 12, 2019

We’re challenging you to investigate, imagine and illustrate the undiscovered. From the depths of the deepest oceans to the farthest-reaching solar systems; from lost civilizations to extraterrestrial discoveries — put your imagination to the ultimate test and show us your renders for a chance to win an incredible prize package.

Open to students of all disciplines, you can submit renders of anything from design prototypes and architectural visualizations to characters and VFX. Simply to show us the unthinkable, the unknown — and convince us to believe!


What should I submit?
We want you to put your skills to the test and show us your best renders. You can use any software to model your vision, but be sure to render in V-Ray or Corona, on any platform with a legitimately acquired license.

Who can enter?
We welcome submissions by computer graphics students all around the world who are currently enrolled in an accredited program or course. Be sure to read the official competition rules to check that you qualify.

What do I need to take part?
If you don’t already have access to V-Ray or Corona as part of your program or course, you can take advantage of our free fully featured trials for V-Ray and Corona Renderer to participate in this student rendering contest:
Download your free 30-day V-Ray trial >
Download your free 45-day Corona Renderer trial >

How will you choose the winning images?
Our judging panel will choose a grand-prize winner and share up to 12 finalists on Chaos Group’s Facebook Page. The public will have the opportunity to select their winner from the 12 finalists. The winning image will be the artwork that gets the most likes; the next three projects with the most likes will be awarded runner-up prizes.

When will the competition run?
We’ll accept entries from October 1 to December 1, 2019. We'll announce the finalists and open the public vote on December 5, 2019. The winners will be announced on December 12, 2019. 

Any further questions?
To help you keep on top of your time, we have a dedicated support team ready to answer your technical questions and help troubleshoot your renderings. Contact support@chaosgroup.com (for V-Ray support) or support@corona-renderer.com (for Corona assistance). For general questions about this challenge, simply email education@chaosgroup.com

© Dabarti Studio
© Dabarti Studio

PRIZES

Jury Winner (x1)

  • 1x annual V-Ray or Corona license of winner’s choice*
  • 200 Chaos Cloud credits
  • Opportunity to be accredited as a V-Ray Certified Professional
  • 1x case study featured on the Chaos Group blog
  • A review of your artwork from the contest jury (PDF)
  • 1x full-access ticket for Total Chaos 2020 Total Chaos conference
     

Public Winner (x1)

  • 1x annual V-Ray or Corona license of winner’s choice*
  • 100 Chaos Cloud credits
  • Opportunity to be accredited as a V-Ray Certified Professional
  • 1x case study featured on the Chaos Group blog
  • A review of your artwork from the contest jury (PDF)
  • 1x full-access ticket for Total Chaos 2020 Total Chaos conference

Public Runners-up (x3)

  • 1x annual V-Ray or Corona license of each winner’s choice*

*Updates and upgrades as per official policy
We will announce the winners via our social media channels on December 12, 2019.

 

Meet the jury

Lon Grohs

Global Head of Creative
Chaos Group

 

Melissa Knight

Creative Director of Marketing
Chaos Group

 

Nikolay Bulev

CG Specialist
Chaos Group

Anastasia Zhivaeva

CG Specialist
Chaos Group

 

Tom Grimes

Marketing Specialist
Chaos Group

 

Albena Ivanova

Direct Sales Director
Chaos Group

 

Winners

A big thanks to everyone who took part in our student rendering challenge. Our jury have narrowed down the grand prize winner and counted the votes for the finalists displayed on our Facebook page. Many congratulations to those who won.

 

JURY WIINNER

Artist: Matteo Morana
Country: Italy
University: Università Degli Studi Di Firenze
Project Description: It’s the year 3000, 500 years after a massive catastrophe. Man returns to Earth, now an undiscovered world where flora and fauna have prevailed. Mother Nature has given humans a second chance...
Software used: Corona for Cinema 4D

PUBLIC WINNER

Artist: Aaron Rabago
Country: Spain
University: Factoria 5
Project Description: Locals said something was there, something they couldn't describe. What was found was clearly manmade, though its purpose is long forgotten. The steel of its body, the piping and the warnings, unreadable as they are now, hint that it was an ancient reactor of some kind. We may never know what went wrong here, as time has preserved what humans couldn't take along.
Software used: V-Ray for 3ds Max
Votes: 358

RUNNER UP

Artist: Minchan Seo
Country: Republic of Korea
University: SF Film Computer Art School
Project Description: I love the monsters in fantasy computer games and I wanted to create my own; an ugly, scary zombie character, with monstrous machines attached. Using the V-Ray AL Surface Material to render the rotten and blemished skin on these zombies was a perfect opportunity for me.
Software used: V-Ray for Maya
Votes: 277

RUNNER UP

Artist: YoungBin Joung
Country: Republic of Korea
University: SF Film Computer Art School
Project Description: Last summer vacation, I went on a trip to the beach with my family and saw a Hermit crab living in an old can. It was a scene I had only seen in National Geographic. The crab seemed content, but I felt the contrast between the quiet life of the Hermit crab and the environmental pollution, and wanted to express this in my work.
Software used: V-Ray for Maya
Votes: 181

RUNNER UP

Artist: Hyunjung Ro
Country: Republic of Korea
University: SF Film Computer Art School
Project Description: The cabin of pirate's captain and the tortoise, the last key to the treasure.
Software used: V-Ray for Maya
Votes: 166

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