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Chairs falling from the sky in a city street

Innovative nursery design from the USA wins Shaderlight’s Royal rendering contest

4 September 2013

ArtVPS has today announced the winners of its annual contest, that this year asked entrants to create an image of the ‘Royal Nursery’ in honour of the birth of Prince George, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby.

The images had to be created using ArtVPS’ flagship product Shaderlight, an interactive 3D rendering plug-in that enables anyone to transform a SketchUp model into a photorealistic render.

The three judges, Daniel Tal, Eric Schimelpfenig and Mike Tadros, who are all well known in the SketchUp community for their modelling and rendering expertise, gave marks for innovation, technical skill and quality of the final image.

First place in this year’s contest went to Adriano Lombre, an architectural designer from America. The judges were impressed not just by the quality of the image and attention to detail, but also the innovative wide screen presentation.

Commenting on his image, Adriano said “My thought process behind the design was classical simplicity. It is more than just a modern room holding a crib, toys, and dresser, but one of a comfortable meeting place for mom, baby, and family.”

Student Dane Wild from South Africa took second place with a much more understated design that used a good balance of natural and artificial lighting to make the room feel warm and inviting.  The judges also appreciated the addition of a crown resting on the arm of the chair.

In third place was 18 year-old Connor Titus from Canada. He chose to render his nursery from above to enable us to see the entire room. Once again, judges awarded additional marks for the ‘British’ touches he included.

Kate Marshall, Marketing Director at ArtVPS said, “We deliberately kept the theme for the contest quite specific this year as we were keen to see how it would be interpreted.  Shaderlight is widely recognised for enabling users to render fantastic interior scenes, and that’s just what we got.”

“In the three years we’ve held Shaderlight render contests, this year provided the highest quality entries that we’ve ever seen. It was so difficult to select the top ten renders to share with the judges that we decided to send them 12 to choose from.”

Commenting on the winning render, Daniel Tal, Landscape Architect and Author, said.  “Adriano’s render is just one of the best Shaderlight renders I have ever seen. It was "spot on"!”

All winners received Amazon vouchers and a full Shaderlight licence.

To see the three winning renders chosen by the panel of judges and the rest of the top 12 images, take a look at the Shaderlight blog.