Could we *actually* pick just one favorite KeyShot rendering of 2022? Psh. No sooner could we select a single favorite star in the sky. Still, we made an effort to gather some of our favorites from this year. The following KeyShot renderings caught our attention for a variety of reasons, whether it was stunning realism, outlandish creativity, razor-sharp caustics, or just good-old-fashioned cleverness.
Also: is this list remotely comprehensive? Of course not. Feel free to share with us the killer KeyShot renderings we missed in the comments.
Got a hole in your lip?
Gorgeous blue glasses that you’re lucky aren’t real, because they’d be all but impossible to drink from. Still, we're in love with the caustics, textured glass, lighting, and did we mention, those gorgeous caustics?
Does it have an engine? Then Pablo Marcelo has probably dropped a fantastic KeyShot rendering of it. His Insta is full of classic cars, race cars, motorcycles, and even airplanes.
The winner of this year’s Core 77 Design Awards wowed the judges with elegantly composed images and video.
Keep blinking; they're renderings.
“Anything from Roshan. You’re telling me his Apple Watch and Airpods renderings aren’t real photographs? Wild.” - A KeyShot Project Manager, and industrial designer, who recommended Roshan be included in this list.
Alex D’souza’s renderings are a gosh darn delight. Probably because he loves providing a sense of “uniqueness, interaction and fun” to his creations.
Joaquin Bozicovich's IG shows how he is a veritable master of materials.
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There’s good and then there’s GOOD. Rachel Anne Bernardo’s renderings are the latter. And her own story is both comforting and galvanizing – her philosophy of fearlessly embracing failure will inspire you to do your best work.
Sand on the lens! Sand on the lens!
One of our most-commented-on #clay2keyshot Insta posts of all time drew legit concerns that sand was ruining a classic film camera. And at the time, Jay hadn't even graduated yet!
A perfect proposal.
Ivan Vuzem has not only designed jewelry for some of the world’s most prestigious brands, but he also took a 2D drawing from his girlfriend, modeled it, rendered it in KeyShot, made a 3D printing of its form, and arranged for the ring to be made for his proposal.
The Winter Wonderland Winners.
The Winter Wonderland Design challenge on the new KeyShot Luminaries platform attracted over 150 impressive submissions, and three winners were selected in each category (ornament, snowman, and holiday card). The ornament below is by Paul Anderson.