The contest winners and their creations are here!

The iClone & SketchUp, "Bring your architecture to life," contest featured many excellent entries that showcase the benefits of enhancing Google SketchUp 3D models with iClone. Thank you to all who participated in the competition and a special thanks to our partner sponsors; SketchUcation & Google SketchUp!

The video and image submissions selected as the winning entries each demonstrate the, "Life," you can bring to any SketchUp project with iClone. Actors, trees, grass, lighting, animation, cameras and texturing all are enhancements our winning entries excelled in creating their living environments around SketchUp 3D architectural models. Congratulations to the winners!!!

Video Entry

1st Place

Seaside Villa

Author: Stuckon3d

Veteran iClone trainer Stuckon3D takes the top prize with this gorgeous rendition of a peaceful seaside villa. This is a prime example of exceptional production effort with both programs, and the attention to subtle details and overall mood makes this video our top choice.

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2nd Place

Wayfarer Inn

Author: Small Wonder Studio

This entry from Small Wonder Studios put a little story behind the model and took us on a journey through the seasons at the Wayfarer Inn. The sharp use of lighting and atmospheric effects took this quaint little inn from a simple SketchUp model to a warm and inviting place for the weary to rest their heads.

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3rd Place

Summer Hideaway

Author: Wolfzone

We could almost smell the BBQ as we drifted through the tranquil and lush wooded environment which provided the ideal accompaniment for a stunning model that was immaculately textured and beautifully lit.

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Popular Award


Author: Jack Gadomski

This video is produced in good quality with beautiful scene and camera navigation. In the other hand, it receives the most comments & "like" in both Facebook and forum, so Reallusion specially features it as the "Popular Award" winner.

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Image Entry

1st Place

Van Gogh's Bedroom at Arles. Remix

Author: Kurzal

Kurzal shows us his prowess with texturing and keen eye for lighting in this Van Gogh re-creation. In a passing glance, it's difficult to tell where the genuine artwork begins and computer graphics end. A fitting tribute from one great artist to another.

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2nd Place

Ancient Ruins

Author: Maciej Przystalski

A completely immersive image drew us in to the mystery and beauty of this model of half-submerged ruins from eras long gone. The reflections and detailed lighting bring it to life and emanate an alluring aura. Truly the stuff adventure movies are made of.

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3rd Place

Water House

Author: Dave Haden

This expression of modern architecture and futuristic design drew our attention with detailed texturing, a spectacular background, and very suitable lighting. This image could no doubt make anyone think twice about building their house on the water.

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Other Contest Info

Event Period: From 2010.11.01 to 2011.01.05

Winner Announcement: 2011.01.25

Submission Requirement:

- For video entries:
one video clip in YouTube which contains the SketchUp model before and after iClone rendering enhancement about 30 secs to 1 min
- For image entries:
one image file to compare the differences of the SketchUp model before and after iClone rendering enhancement in 16:9 format


iClone rendering enhancement in
a. Material effects (30%); b. Landscape & flora (20%); c. Lighting & shadow (30%); d. Camera/Animation (20%)

Prizes for Winners:

Video Render Entry

Image Render Entry