‘The Museum’ / Maxwell Render Challenge 20 Finalists

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August 20, 2012 |  by  |  Challenges & Giveaways

‘The Museum’ / Maxwell Render Challenge has ended on the 15th this month and I am very proud to present the images created by the 20 finalists of this special Architectural Visualization Challenge dedicated specifically to the use of Maxwell Render featuring the Neue National Gallery. I enjoyed this event very much, as it featured an architectural masterpiece and in focus use of the Maxwell Render engine as never seen before. Go ahead and have a closer look at the submitted images as the Jury starts the decision making process.

The finalists (in no particular order)

Below is the list of all the qualifying finalists with links to their forum threads so you can visit and follow all their progress from start to finish. On the right side you can see what major software each one used in the process of creating their images, aside of Maxwell Render.

Bold entries have made it to a previous challenge as finalist too icon smile The Museum / Maxwell Render Challenge 20 Finalists

  • 3dsmax, Maya, PS, AE
  • 3dsmax, PS
  • 3dsmax, GrowFX, PS
  • PS
  • SketchUP, PS
  • Maya, RF, PS
  • SketchUP, PS
  • 3dsmax, PS
  • 3dsmax, PS
  • 3dsmax, PS, AE
  • SketchUP
  • 3dsmax, GrowFX, PS
  • Maya, PS
  • 3dsmax, GrowFX, PS
  • 3dsmax, PS
  • SketchUP, Rhino, PS
  • 3dsmax, PS
  • SketchUP, Vectorworks
  • SketchUP

Here are the finalists images

The next Museum Challenge started!

As this one ended, on the blog birthday, the new one started – ‘The Museum’ / Lumion Challenge. I invite you all to explore the same theme, but in real-time and in motion icon wink The Museum / Maxwell Render Challenge 20 Finalists

the museum lumion challenge preview 0031 528x371 The Museum / Maxwell Render Challenge 20 Finalists

34 comments
jmcgee
jmcgee

C'mon, the final results are bullshit.

There's a lot of better works, Honorable mentions for a ugly exterior render? just because its about Miles, and where is the originality in that!!! Or as you said in the rules "two diferents images" Honorable mantion just for one render? just turn off the lights!!

Arnie79
Arnie79

Anyone knows anything about the results?

gorostiza
gorostiza

If the Fernando Valdes museum really exists some day, I definitely want to go there! It has so many details that make you want to know whats inside

mibellasexshop
mibellasexshop

Great renders , its hard to decide wich will be the winner ,i like a lot Fernando Valdes and Alexander works !! There are other poor works that doesnt deserve tto win the contest.

MustafaMohammad
MustafaMohammad

There are a lot of threads about the time spent on these and the progress but I guess it isn't a "who spent the most time" competition.  It is a best image competition.  BBB3VIZ and the Butterfly pics display the most of the building (tastefully) whereas a lot of the others you wouldn't know where they are shot.  Dimitar Dimitrov's exterior shot is awesome too however...

Arnie79
Arnie79

And the winner is...............

jmcgee
jmcgee

the real challenge rules will be considerate?

SifuTrenoops
SifuTrenoops

Oh, and congratulations to all participants, you all are outstanding for even competing..

SifuTrenoops
SifuTrenoops

Guillermo FTW!!!! Very creative and well rendered. Most original for sure

StephenInglis
StephenInglis

After following Juraj's progress, all entrants need to be knighted.. and then given a holiday away with their neglected partners.  

Arnie79
Arnie79

Nice works.I really like Fernando Valdes, they are not only great images, this can be a great exposition in REAL life, i like the worldwide art with mexican style.congratulations to all,

Frika
Frika

Wow! Many talents out there... This will be hard to nominate a winner

JorgeERoa
JorgeERoa

the museum being exposed on te museum = superb; as a concept and as a work 

MatheusPassos
MatheusPassos

This is a good challenge ...Good luck to the participants ...I already have my preferred candidate ....BBB is as always a very strong candidate ...Let's see the runner ...I hope Juraj Talcik is a finalist ..He took over the contest far beyond expectations ..It is a great artist.

MartinBrinks
MartinBrinks

I must admit I'm quite disappointed with the results. Except for Giona's images that is. The remainder is an odd mess and mix of weird compositions, too much noise and overused occlusion effects. And how the hell can a render of an ashtray with poor materials be among the finalists?

leel0u
leel0u

congratulation all partecipants.

I like maxwell and all entries  do it justice. Hard work for jury!

Amar 77
Amar 77

great works and talents.....so can the artists answer now the epic question :

which is better Vray or maxwell ?  :)

kodissimo
kodissimo

congrats to the finalists.I like especially works of Jamie Holms, Bertrand Benoit and "detail" by Giona Andreani.Good luck to all.

Macker202
Macker202

As much as I love Bertrand's stuff... Jamie Holms has dominated this challenge from start to finish. Absolutely bossed it.

Konstantinos Anninos
Konstantinos Anninos

I would said that is an easy win for Bertrand but Jamies work is also amazing.. i dont know.. :-)

MustafaMohammad
MustafaMohammad

@jmcgee someone is pissy because their render didn't get chosen.  Who is this really?

jmcgee
jmcgee

@MustafaMohammad Hi, after reading the rules, this not about the best image only, this challenge its about the best composition, originality, work in progress (time).

JurajTalcik
JurajTalcik

@MartinBrinks Martin, these aren't chosen finalists. These 20 participants (me included), are all those who submitted final images, from starting 200+ contenders. This was very hard competition, and might not seems so to outsiders based only on final results.Competition is what is it, is willing participation that isn't forced, this isn't clients work, so you're being a bit too harsch and offensive to all those who spend their time creating this.I do partly agree with you (which inherently means I am criticing myself, which I am) about poorer than expected results, but, again, this wasn't as easy as it seems, and unless you participated, you should show some respect for those brave enough to find time and complete it ;- )Kind regards,Juraj

ronenbekerman
ronenbekerman moderator

@Arnie79 I know... I missed that deadline - but it wasn't easy this time.

MartinBrinks
MartinBrinks

@JurajTalcik Hi Juraj, sorry for my rather harsh comment. This is why I wrote it: Maxwell Render is anything but an easy piece of software to use. It might be quite forgiving when operating on a studio scale (one object, a few lights) but quite the hurdle when moving into complex scenes. Visit the Maxwell gallery for proof. 

I was hoping that the contest would be a showcase of how to actually wield the software to a level where it is a viable solution in arch viz projects. But instead the images are primarely the results of either inexperience in working with 3d or with Maxwell at even a basic level.

And this off course is absolutely ok, but then why do it with a piece of software this difficult and with a price tag that specifically aims at the pro market...

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