The time has finally come for architecture enthusiasts and rendering fanatics to set out on an exciting virtual journey to honour the legacy of architect Sir John Soane in an attempt to visually recreate his notoriously destroyed Bank of England, a building that revolutionised the way we look at today’s world of contemporary architecture, and ultimately, to win $30,000 worth of HP and Nvidia prizes.
Participants of Project Soane who undertake to reconstruct the original masterpiece will be granted access to detailed models of the building in Revit and FBX that provide exportability to 3ds Max. The highly intuitive Iray rendering engine, already supporting 3ds Max and over 80 CAD applications, allows users to rapidly achieve outstanding photorealistic results in real time with constant feedback, making it an unparalleled tool worthy to be used in recreating Soane’s extraordinary use of natural light and effects of scale that granted him a knighthood in 1831.
By the end of the submission deadline on the 6th of June by 7pm participants will not only get a chance to be recognised by a panel of world-renowned industry experts for their achievements to reinvent history but winners selected by the jury will even be provided the opportunity to upgrade or replace their home workstation by getting their hands on a plethora of innovative HP and Nvidia merchandise including laptops, displays, graphic cards, printers and an HP Z840 workstation equipped with NVIDIA Quadro M6000 professional graphics.
Winners will be announced in the categories of People’s Choice Overall, Best Image Submission, Best Film/Animation Submission, Best Real-Time Submission, Best GPU-based Submission and Historical Accuracy