Our models. They’re dead… dead, pasty monoliths of engineering excellence plagued by the cold touch of a default color scheme. It must end. You must show the world what you’ve got and as the result, risk the chance of winning the ultimate in speed rendering technology, a license of KeyShot 2 Pro.

GrabCAD and KeyShot are punching up the Pantone possibilities to see what kind of MCAD rendering you can create. The rendering doesn’t even have to be created using KeyShot. Just upload a model, a screenshot of your slickest image and you’re automatically entered to win one of three prizes. Here are all the details.

Theme: Mechanical design
Duration: 00:00:01 GMT November 29, 2010 – 23:59:59 GMT January 02, 2011
Eligibility: All new CAD models with screenshots/renderings uploaded to grabcad.comduring the competition. You must upload a CAD model, screenshot-only uploads will not count in this competition. You can upload as many CAD models as you like. You can update the screenshot of the file until the end of the competition.
Rendering software: No limitations, use whatever tool will give you the best result.

The winner – KeyShot 2 Pro
2nd place – KeyShot 2 plus 1 year subscription
3rd place – KeyShot 2

Via GrabCAD

Disclosure: I’m on the board of advisors with GrabCAD. I advise them not to drink too much coffee, but it doesn’t work.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.