Car Render Challenge 2016 Winners Announcement!

Hello everyone, It’s high time to sum up our car render challenge.

This year the challenge has more strict rules: editors accept works only with 3D environment. Nevertheless 156 artists took part in this competition and its amazing result. There was a bunch of awesome works, a lot of well known names and hours of modeling. The contest came out really creative.

Twelve members of jury, among which sponsors and well known 3D editors and bloggers, had different views on the top-3. Each of them had own favorite works – about eight renders were in leaders, but most of votes got these three winners.

We want to thank all the participants for their very interesting WIPs – it was a great pleasure for us to follow the creative process. We are deeply grateful to everyone who supported our participants.

Well, let’s go!

the First place

First place is Nööburgring by Piotr Tatar


Made with using 3ds max, Redshift, Nuke, Mari, Marevelous designer, Zbrush and Photoshop.

Ronen Bekerman:

This one is AMAZING! I really needed that clay to remind me it is 3d :)

In my choices I was looking for story! this one has it all on the technical and realism aspects as well a story of a race… chasing the other car!

We see both a full car from the outside, but also a car from the inside – that is a lot to do and tell in one image… Superb!

Michael Bitsakis:

For the overall idea and photorealism that brings out.
The Second place

Second place is
Inside the inventor’s barn by Lukasz Hoffmann

Inside the inventor’s barn by Lukasz Hoffmann

Made with using Blender, Substance Painter and Photoshop.

The Third place

Third place is
Toyota GT86 – Formula Drift by Aldison Ymeraj

Toyota GT86 – Formula Drift by Aldison Ymeraj

Work made with using 3DsMax, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Adobe Fuse, Mixamo, Keyshot and Photoshop.

We congratulate our winners and will get in contact with them very soon to hand over the prizes and take the information which is necessary for the publication in the magazine.

Nööburgring clay renderInside the inventor’s barn clay renderTo boldly go where no man has gone before clay render

Special prize from Quixel

In addition, we’d like to point out the works of other finalists, which we can’t just ignore and slide round.

Special prize for the best work done with using Quixel Suit gets Rage by Adrián Scolari.

Rage by Adrián Scolari

Special prize from Polybrush

Special prize from PolyBrush for the most creative work gets Final Takeoff by Zacharias Reinhardt.


Special prize from Corona

Special prize for the best work done with using Corona renderer gets Second wind by Evgeniy Shatohin.

Second wind by Evgeniy Shatohin

Special prize from RebusFarm

Special prize from RebusFarm for the best Old-timer gets Classic Barn Find by Andy Stevenson.

Classic Barn Find by Andy Stevenson

Special prize from Exlevel

Special prize from Exlevel for the best enviroment and plants gets Sunset Country Ride by Rémy Trappier.


Hum3d team choice

To boldly go where no man has gone before by Lukas Walzer, Made with using Blender.

To boldly go where no man has gone before by Lukas Walzer

Car Tragedy by Farid Ghanbari. Made with using Maya and V-Ray.

Car Tragedy by Farid Ghanbari

23:46 by Henrik Einloft. Made with using 3ds Max, V-Ray and Nuke.

 23:46 by Henrik Einloft

Jeep shortcut by Igor Dmytrenko. Made with using 3ds max, Substance Painter and Corona Renderer.

Jeep shortcut by Igor Dmytrenko

Meanwhile in Hazzard County by Jochem Aarts. Made with using Maya, Mudbox and Arnold.

Meanwhile in Hazzard County by Jochem Aarts

Desert Express – Ford Escort MKI by Kimmo Kaunela. Made with using 3ds max, ZBrush, Unreal Engine 4, Substance Designer and Marmoset Toolbag 2.

 Desert Express – Ford Escort MKI by Kimmo Kaunela

Long Exposure by Dušan Ković. Made with using Maya, Mari, Arnold, alShaders, SpeedTree and Zbrush.

Long Exposure by Dušan Ković

Route 66 by Chamishka Gamage. Made with using 3ds Max, VRay, Zbrush, Substance painter and Nuke.

Route 66 by Chamishka Gamage

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For those who like statistics (which software were used by participants):

3D software statistic

Would be great to see your comments and thank you all for amazing challenge.

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  1. Congratulations.

  2. Congrats to the winners! Thanks to the Hum3d team for running this great contest, it was a pleasure to take part. Also, thanks to PolyBrush for picking my entry as the most creative work.


  3. Very nice winners! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations to the winners, superb works!

  5. To be honest don’t really like the winning entry…and its not a whole car. It’s an interior – slightly off the mark for me. I actually liked the Star Trek merge skyhunter one.

  6. Congratulation to the winners!
    Thanks to the for running this competition and giving us pleasure of being part of this contest.
    It was my first time participating in such a big competition like this and I’m happy for being in the 15 top works.
    Lets try harder for the next one!

  7. Congratulations for the winners, thank you hum3d for the challenge, looking forward for the next one, and I hope I can do better next time.

  8. Congatulations to the winner. ‘Well deserved prize, but there was some great competition and excellent runners-up. My favourite was the Mini in the barn.

  9. What a fantastic competition this year!! Awesome level! Congrats to all entries! You are all a heavy pack ;-)

  10. Congratulations to the winners & all the challengers!! Its been a great competition to take part in. Thanks to the team at Hum3d for running it & especially to RebusFarm for my “Best Old-Timer” award! :D
    Cheers, Andy

  11. That was my first time in a 3d competition, chosen works are awesome, I have hope to do something on this level in a future :)

  12. Congratulations to the winners and honourable mentions. Well deserved all.

  13. TNX, hum3D comunity for a nice theme;)

  14. Awesome challenge! To all the winners, Congratulations, all well deserved. And of course some other works really really worth having a prize, but still. Congrats lads!

  15. The winner might be using CAD data, and of not, using models he did long before the comp. While others scratch modeled everything for the comp I don’t think this is fair for others.

  16. Congrats all! Some of them were really worthy…

  17.…So happy2see..our lad.Route 66 by Chamishka Gamage

  18. Congratulations to the winners !!! I suggest a motorcycle competition.

  19. Thanks Hum3D for this amazing challenge,I am very happy that I take the third place.
    Congratulation to everyone that take part on the competition!!

  20. congratulations to the winners!!.. It was really great being a part of this, now i realise i have so much to learn. Hopefully, i’ld be one of those being congratulated next year ;)

  21. Congrats .. Amazing Work Guys :) !

  22. WOW INcredible pieces, you guys are awesome, what a work!!!! congratulations, Im pretty sure was really hard to judges to select a winner there

  23. Thank you!!1