The 2024 KeyShot Animation Challenge encourages Designers to push the limit with new Physics and Camera effects

Even Instagram pivoted from photo to video content… and so should your renders! Sure, a JPG or PNG can be worth a thousand words, but think of how impactful product videos can be. KeyShot has always been at the forefront of the rendering industry, but with these new features, it aims to make video/animation just as easy as rendering images. The 2024 KeyShot Animation Challenge invites designers to explore KeyShot’s two most powerful animation tools – the Physics Simulation feature, and the Camera Keyframes feature.

These two tools unlock a vast array of possibilities – the Physics Simulation helps bring realism to your renders, letting you create falling/bouncing objects, colliding elements, and impactful scenes. Meanwhile, the Camera Keyframes tool allows you to go beyond the traditional zoom, pan, revolve movements and build a more unique and detailed camera path simply by adding keyframes and allowing the camera to glide between them. You can use either one or both tools in your submission to the challenge, which should be a video of 30 seconds maximum. The more imaginative the better.

Click Here to Participate in the 2024 KeyShot Animation Challenge. Hurry! Challenge ends March 10th, 2024.

How to participate:

  1. Download and Install KeyShot and use the trial code KSANIMATE24 to get free access
  2. Create a 30-second (max) rendered video exploring the Physics Simulation and/or the Camera Keyframe tools.
  3. Render your file in 1080p resolution
  4. Submit your entry by uploading and sharing your visuals on Instagram. Use the hashtag #KeyShotAnimation

Important Note: Finalists will be required to send their .ksp file, so be sure to save that in a safe place!

Timelines:

Challenge begins: February 8, 2024
Challenge ends: March 10, 2024

Prizes:

Gold Prize: KeyShot Pro Subscription + KeyShotWeb Subscription + Render showcased on KeyShot blog, Social Media, Newsletter and KeyShot startup window + A Will Gibbons Masterclass + Access to KeyShot Farms cloud rendering service for 1 week. (64-cores CPU or 1x RTX4090 GPU, value of $449.)
Silver Prize: KeyShot Pro Subscription + Render showcased on KeyShot blog, Social Media, Newsletter and KeyShot startup window + A Will Gibbons Masterclass
Bronze Prize: KeyShot Pro Subscription + Render showcased on KeyShot blog, Social Media, Newsletter and KeyShot startup window

Jury:

Karim Merchant – Senior Industrial Design and Creative Specialist, KeyShot
Reza Tari – Marketing Design Manager, KeyShot
Jordan Doane – Creative Support Specialist, KeyShot

Helpful Tips:

Learn about Physics Simulation and Camera Keyframes on the KeyShot YouTube channel. You can also dig into Animation in the KeyShot manual.

Need a model? Choose from thousands of models in the KeyShot Cloud Library.

Click Here to Participate in the 2024 KeyShot Animation Challenge. Hurry! Challenge ends March 10th, 2024.