Nemetschek Vectorworks and MAXON Computer Reveal Global Rendering Competition Winners

Columbia, Md. (Sept. 13, 2012) – Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer GmbH are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition.           

There were a large number of entries from around the world, with the most submissions coming from Germany, the United States, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic. All valid entries were evaluated by a jury and a panel of judges, and a “Fan Favorite” was chosen by public vote. The winner in each category will receive $2,500 USD. The winners are:

  • CINEMA 4D Winner: “Digital Exhibition” by Oliver Higgins, Architect and Visualizer working at Franklin Ellis Architects in the UK

    Judges’ summary: This video was innovative, professional and graphically pleasing. We were impressed with how the creator integrated legacy presentations via a concept-board into the video. The board elements were dynamic, rather than just still images. It was a wonderful way of presenting an urban-planning model.
  • Monochromatic Winner: “Thatch Retreat, Chester, SC” by Pursley Dixon Architecture from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    Judgessummary: This entry was evocative, poetic and inspirational. The designer had excellent control of lighting and depth of field. The house in the distance fit perfectly into the scene, and the level of detail on the materials was remarkable.
  • Vectorworks® Renderworks® 2012 Winner: “Youth Centre Vienna” by Steve Böswetter from Vienna, Austria

    Judges’ summary: This rendering was highly realistic and showcased an excellent control of lighting, color and textures (especially on the white concrete areas). It was a clear and attractive illustration.
  • Fan Favorite Winner: “Bachelor thesis work: house of literature for herzogenaurach” by Nicolai von Stromberg-Zapfe, architecture student from Nürnberg, Germany

“By adding a new category for monochromatic models, we were able to see a completely different type of rendering,” explains Theresa Downs, Communications Director at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. “It definitely added some variety to the competition.”

"I was excited to see designers using both CINEMA 4D and Vectorworks software to showcase their creations,” says Dirk Beichert, Marketing Director at MAXON Computer GmbH. “We congratulate the winners and are excited about our continued marketing and technology partnership with Nemetschek Vectorworks.”

The panel of judges included Dan Jansenson, principal at Daniel Jansenson Architect and author of Remarkable Renderworks, from Santa Monica, CA; Tyler Littman, principal designer and owner of Sholight, LLC, from New York, NY; Nicholas Dunand, freelance designer and sculptor, from Melbourne, Australia; Erik Recke, freelance architectural visualizer at Datenland, from Hamburg, Germany; Alejandro Nogueira, CEO at DECC Arte 3D from Tecamachalco, Edo. de Mexico, Mexico; René Racz from Lichtmaschine Multimedia GmbH, Basel, Switzerland; and Shinya Fujimura from 3D-KOBO, Osaka, Japan.

Please visit to view the winning entries.

About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and BIM solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. For more information, visit

About MAXON Computer
MAXON Computer GmbH is a subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and is developing professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan. MAXON products are available directly from the website and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON, visit


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