Geodesic Dome Home Sketch, Aquarium Illustration Take Top Honors in Rendering Contests
- Luis M. Ruiz of LineSync Architecture was the grand prize winner of the VectorWorks International Artistic and Sketch Rendering Competition. His sketch of the D'hOME geodesic dome home was the architecture category winner and competed in an online vote against five other category winners. Ruiz used VectorWorks to create sketches and 3D models of the Vermont home, including recessed windows and doors, a stone fireplace and a sweeping radial-porch entry. To see renderings and an animation of the project,visit http://www.linesync.com/web/linesync1.html. All category winners are shown at http://www.nemetschek.net/sketch/winners.html. Dave Johnson, a graphics illustrator at Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, won the grand prize in Avatech Solutions' 4th Annual Rendering Contest. Johnson's 3D architectural exterior image, Pennsylvania Aquarium Night Shot, was designed as a marketing piece for his firm.It was created entirely in Autodesk VIZ software.He used Photoshop as a postrendering editing tool to add scene enhancements such as landscaping and people.