CABINS - Arch Viz Challenge VII

Ronen Bekerman is hosting another excellent arch viz challenge entitled 'Cabins' which you can read all about at

One of my favourite cabins, 'The Box' by Ralph Erskine, as shot by  Ake E:son Lindman

One of my favourite cabins, 'The Box' by Ralph Erskine, as shot by Ake E:son Lindman

I'll be helping judge the entries, along with Teddy Bergsman from Quixel, Andreas Landgren from Tomorrow as well as Gianpiero from SoA and Ronen himself. 

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Octane Render Competition Winners

Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition hosted on the OTOY forums, and congratulations to the winners listed below. I'll be contacting you all via email with details of how to claim your prizes. Thanks also to Tom Glimps for organising it!

Octane Render Competition Reminder

In case you missed it, there is a small competition going on the OTOY Octane Render forum. The 10 best architectural images, as judged by me, will each get a 100 euro voucher to spend in my HDR Sky shop.

Plus, as extra incentive, the top 3 will win a full Octane render license! So even if you don't own Octane, install the demo and get rendering!

It has been left deliberately open as 'vaguely architectural'. All you need to do to enter is post an image on the forum.  I will check the forum and give feedback & encouragement, and Tom Glimps is moderating the thread. You have until THE END OF APRIL to post your entry!

Related: Read Tom's Using HDR Skies in Octane Render

The GH House Render challenge


I'm on the judging panel for an exciting new architectural visualisation challenge on Ronen Bekerman's blog. The challenge will be to render a house design by Dunsky Kornhauser Architects and runs from the 15 Dec 2009 to 15 March 2010. Ronen has managed to assemble a really impressive list of prizes. Looking forward to seeing the entries!

If you haven't already bookmarked Ronen's site then make sure you pay him a visit, so many good tips and tutorials.