KeyShot and Yanko Design team up for a Design Challenge. Participate for a chance to win an Apple iPad & AirPods Pro

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with KeyShot over our first ever Design Challenge! The premier YDxKeyShot Design Challenge has a broad brief and some exciting prizes! Your mission, should you choose, is to add your own spin to the ENVOY Helmet to make it safer. You can find images of the ENVOY Helmet below, and use this link to download the ENVOY Helmet 3D file for free.

Click Here to Participate Now! Hurry, Contest Closes on 19th September 2021, 11:59 pm PST.

The ENVOY Helmet by KeyShot’s design team, comes with 3 standout features – a hard-shell design, a detachable visor on the front, and a dynamic LED panel on the back that helps alert riders/drivers of your presence. The redesign could be as simple as creating new patterns for the LED matrix and experimenting with different CMF for higher visibility and better safety, or you could add your own features too, like a HUD, an inflatable life-vest, the sky is quite literally the limit.

To participate in the YDxKeyShot Design Challenge, upload your renders/animations/designs to Instagram and tag + follow the @yankodesign and @keyshot3d accounts while also using the #YDxKeyShot hashtag. You can get your hands on a free trial of the latest KeyShot 10 rendering software by downloading the software on KeyShot’s website and using the Trial Licence Code KSYANKO21 while installing the software to unlock all the features. Participants in the KeyShot x Yanko Design Challenge must be above the age of 18.

The Design Challenge will be judged by Ti Chang – Designer and Founder of Crave, Reid Schlegel – Educator and Designer at Aruliden, and Sarang Sheth – Editor in Chief at Yanko Design. The challenge will see three winners who will receive licenses to KeyShot, along with a 10.2-inch Apple iPad (first prize), Apple AirPods Pro (second prize), and an Apple HomePod Mini (third prize). The deadline to submit your designs is 19th September 2021, 12:00 PST. Hurry!

Here’s all the information you need:

The Design Brief
How can you make the ENVOY Helmet safer?

How to Participate
Step 1: Download the ENVOY Helmet 3D assets
Step 2: Upload your design to Instagram + Follow @yankodesign and @keyshot3d
Step 3: Tag @yankodesign and use the hashtag #YDxKeyShot in the caption.

Contest Opens: 6th September 2021, 12:00 am PST
Contest Closes: 19th September 2021, 11:59 pm PST

First Prize: 10.2-inch Apple iPad + KeyShot Pro License
Runner Up 1: Apple AirPods Pro + KeyShot HD License
Runner Up 2: Apple HomePod Mini + KeyShot HD License

You Have to Use KeyShot to create your renders.

Click Here to Download the ENVOY Helmet 3D Assets

Click Here to Download a free trial of KeyShot 10 (Use the Trial Code KSYANKO21 after installation)

Click Here to Participate Now! Hurry, Contest Closes on 19th September 2021, 11:59 pm PST.

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I’m no influencer, but Instagram loves a good sky pic. All you have to do is scroll through your timeline to see it filled with photos of familiar wisps of pink clouds traipsed above golden sunsets and captions that mention cotton-candy and bubblegum to find out what the sky looks like and to remind you that it’s golden-hour. Millennials have a certain appreciation for the sky and all the goings-on that takes place within it, that much is sure. From astrological birth charts to ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ lunar eclipses, we’re all obsessed and holding our breath until Elon Musk ruins it with another tweet about SpaceX. With this love for all things celestial, it’s no wonder Adi Goodrich found inspiration there, after being hired by Instagram to create a pair of video booths for their new vertical video experience.

Inspired by a recent viewing of a solar eclipse, Goodrich designed Eclipse Booths to offer a photo-visual experience for Instagram users to immerse their grids in the cosmos. Describing the booths in her own words, Goodrich says, “Lit from behind, the round portion of the booth emits a soft, indirect light. The mirrors on the ceiling extend the graphic steps throughout the booth’s interior to allude to… steps leading into eternity.” While one of the booths embodies the night sky with a darker color palette of twilight purple and midnight blue, a cooler, icy light emanates from behind the round plate – mimicking the Moon moving into the Earth’s shadow. The Eclipse Booth’s solar counterpart echoes the day we all spent cutting up old cereal boxes to watch as the Moon, Sun, and Earth aligned. With peach-rose suede curtains and tangerine-yellow accents, the brighter of the two Eclipse Booths pours warmer, golden light from behind the round plate.

Designer: Adi Goodrich

With plush carpet and means for a mirror-selfie, Goodrich’s Eclipse Booths are destined for the timeline.

Take a photo alongside a friend for double the likes – but who will be the Sun and who’ll be the Moon? Or take a photo that shows off the energy of your Sun and Moon signs. Scorpio Moon, Libra Sun, anyone?

The Eclipse Booths also utilize ceiling mirrors to reflect the feeling of infinity that sometimes follows a viewing of a solar or lunar eclipse.

Imitation grand staircases bounce off of geometric mirrors in order to create a sort of miniature funhouse effect for the videobooths.