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jeremybirn
05-22-2008, 11:28 PM
This Lighting Challenge News thread contains announcements related to the Lighting Challenges forum, such as announcing the start of new lighting challenges.

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Thanks,

-jeremy

jeremybirn
08-04-2008, 05:49 AM
I finally got the gallery on-line from the Film Noir challenge. With so much terrific work, it was hard to choose the top 24 out of all those entries!
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/film_noir/index.htm

Someone who already modeled a terrific challenge scene for us is hard at work creating the next challenge. I hope to get the next one started after I get back from SIGGRAPH (August 10-15).

-jeremy

jeremybirn
09-02-2008, 01:45 AM
Lighting Challenge #16 is The Lighthouse. It was modeled by Juan Carlos Silva. The Challenge starts today!

The Thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=670344

The Download Page:
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/

The deadline to get your entry into the gallery is Monday, October 27, 2008.


In other news, we are really blessed with a terrific line-up of original challenges. Lighting Challenge #17, Natural History, was modeled by Alvaro Luna Bautista and Joel Andersdon. Joel has allowed us to use some wonderful models that he built previously, and Alvaro (who previously built all of Lighting Challenge #14: The Local Train) has custom-built a terrific architectural environment that will surround those models. Look for Lighting Challenge #17 on October 31, 2008!

-jeremy

jeremybirn
11-01-2008, 06:36 PM
I just uploaded the new Natural History lighting challenge. This is a really huge, ambitious challenge scene modeled by Alvaro Luna Bautista (who did all the architecture and displays and everything except the dinosaurs), and Joel Andersdon (who made the dinosaur skeletons.)

Challenge #17 Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=691344
Download Link: http://www.3drender.com/challenges/

-jeremy

jeremybirn
01-11-2009, 04:52 AM
I just launched Lighting Challenge #18: Science Fiction.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=717033

This is a terrific new scene modeled by Juan Carlos Silva.

-jeremy

jeremybirn
03-17-2009, 05:15 AM
Our first Flashback Challenge has just started. We're bringing back one of the trickiest but most important challenges: rendering a realistic human eye.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=742643

The deadline for this Flashback Challenge is April 10, 2009. Get started soon to make the best entries!

In other news, there is a new gallery on-line of entries to Challenge #18: Science Fiction.
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/science_fiction/index.html

There is a new gallery on-line of entries to Challenge #17: Natural History.
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/Natural_History/index.html

-jeremy

jeremybirn
05-04-2009, 06:23 AM
I have just uploaded a new lighting challenge. This one features models you can download of gems and jewelry, and should be a real challenge to shade, light, and render. The deadline is June 15, 2009, so get started today!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=759513

-jeremy

jeremybirn
07-29-2009, 12:16 AM
The gallery for Lighting Challenge #19, The King's Treasure, is on-line:
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/KingsTreasure/index.html
Congratulations to all who participated.

Challenge #20, The Shop Girls, will start Friday August 14. This one is going to be terrific!

I won't be at SIGGRAPH (http://www.siggraph.org/s2009/) this year, but I hope everyone who does attend enjoys the conference next week, and considers joining the new lighting challenge when you get back!

-jeremy

jeremybirn
08-15-2009, 08:40 PM
Lighting Challenge #20, The Shop Girls, is open with scenes ready to download. The deadline for the new challenge will be October 26, 2009. This is a challenging one, so get started early!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=796537

-jeremy

jeremybirn
11-27-2009, 06:06 AM
Challenge #21: The Bedroom is now on-line. Here's the challenge thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=829311

Also check out the download page, which has the gallery for Challenge #20 posted:
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/index.htm

-jeremy

jeremybirn
01-12-2010, 06:28 AM
The gallery for Challenge #21 is now on-line:
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/bedroom/index.html

As I mentioned last year, this was my last challenge as forum leader. There will be other lighting challenges, once another forum leader is appointed. I will remain active in these forums, so even though someone else will be organizing and running them in the future, I hope to be a part of future challenges as well.

Cheers,
-jeremy

kanooshka
02-02-2010, 03:02 PM
Challenge #22: The Carnival now on-line! Here's the challenge thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=6335092#post6335092

-Dan

jeremybirn
05-10-2010, 03:47 AM
Here it is:

http://www.3drender.com/challenges/carnival/index.html

Congratulations to all involved!

-jeremy

kanooshka
05-23-2010, 11:06 PM
Challenge #23 Mad Science has now begun! Post your work in progress in this thread:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=6527444

Finally post your Final Images in this thread before the deadline of July 30th, 2010:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=6527429

-Dan

jeremybirn
08-09-2010, 04:31 AM
The gallery for Challenge #23 (Mad Science) is on-line now:

http://www.3drender.com/challenges/madScience/index.html

-jeremy

kanooshka
08-16-2010, 03:31 AM
Challenge #24 is online and ready for lighting!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=911008

jeremybirn
10-31-2010, 04:31 PM
Congratulations on another terrific challenge. A gallery is on-line showing some of the amazing work that was contributed:

http://www.3drender.com/challenges/theCabin/index.html

-jeremy

kanooshka
11-16-2010, 08:13 PM
Lighting Challenge #25 Artistry is up!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=935463

Good luck and have fun!

jeremybirn
01-26-2011, 05:25 AM
Congratulations on another terrific challenge. A gallery is on-line showing some of the amazing work that was contributed:

http://www.3drender.com/challenges/artistry/index.html

-jeremy

kanooshka
02-06-2011, 05:26 PM
Let's go to the movies! A new challenge featuring a character at a Matinee, is now up!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=6861150#post6861150

kanooshka
06-27-2011, 12:52 AM
Thanks to Yotam Rien we have a new challenge to light!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=989935

kanooshka
09-25-2011, 05:02 PM
Have what it takes to light a scene based on a captain's journal ? Check out Lighting Challenge #28: Captains Log! http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7124146#post7124146

kanooshka
01-22-2012, 04:16 PM
Lighting Challenge #29 is live! The scene's a tribute to Pixar, Gusteau's kitchen from Ratatouille. Do you have what it takes to match the film? http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7223069#post7223069

kanooshka
05-12-2012, 06:33 PM
The gallery for Lighting Challenge 29: Gusteau's Kitchen is up!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7318830#post7318830

kanooshka
07-22-2012, 07:12 PM
A new lighting challenge is in the works, in the meantime let's flashback to lighting challenge #5! http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7371948#post7371948

jojo1975
11-16-2012, 02:39 PM
A new challenge is out !
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=1080207

jojo

jojo1975
01-06-2013, 04:50 PM
Challenge #31 is out
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=1087425
Jojo

jojo1975
08-18-2013, 01:23 PM
Hello so the new challenge is coming in 10 days (15 of April)
Stay tuned

jojo1975
04-08-2015, 04:13 PM
Really great entries so far. As you probably have already seen I've done a bit of work to the challenge. I've cleaned threads, merged the thread were you can download files, Tries to fix links, changed host (now all the files are hosted by cgsociety so no more broken links hopefully), reorganised final showcase (of the last 10 challenge). Also this week testing new scene files for a scene that will be also used for another mini challenge here in cgtalk. So you have time to post your final images, I think I will upload the new challenge this week
I will also give detailed feedback soon.
BTW if you have an image that you would like to submit for final showcase, please send me a private message.
Thanks in advance for your patience ;)
Giorgio

jojo1975
04-15-2015, 05:31 PM
Here it is
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=8022258#post8022258

jojo1975
09-09-2015, 06:59 AM
I'm testing the new scene. This will be HUGE thanks to Clint... and it will be more focused on lighting and less on texturing for your joy :)
challenge will be uploaded this weekend ! :)
Giorgio

jojo1975
09-19-2015, 03:57 PM
There's the new challenge
Piper's Alley (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=8091517#post8091517)

jojo1975
04-16-2016, 12:25 PM
This days I'm cleaning all the forum, checking the morel repository and rebuilding the galleries.
So if you would like one of your image to be evaluated please send me a message + image and also I need volunteers for checking the vairous version of the models.
Giorgio

hgagne
04-16-2016, 03:19 PM
This days I'm cleaning all the forum, checking the morel repository and rebuilding the galleries.
So if you would like one of your image to be evaluated please send me a message + image and also I need volunteers for checking the vairous version of the models.
Giorgio

Hi Giorgio,

Most of the models for the previous challenges require a significant amount of cleanup that could span weeks (if not months).

IMHO, the only reason to do/take on that amount of work is if you leave the corresponding Lighting Challenge threads unlocked so that members can post directly to those threads. The benefits of this approach are:


the Lighting Challenge sub-forum remains clean
members could post their work directly to the thread for the challenge they are working on instead of the "General" thread
members can see which challenges are the most popular and focus their efforts on cleaning models specific to the popular challenges
would encourage members to "revisit" some of the old challenges to post new renders demonstrating improvements in their skills and render approaches


M2C's worth. :)

cheers,

jojo1975
04-17-2016, 10:30 AM
Hello I think this is a great Idea, I will reopen the challenge thread and so, we can refresh the model there.
I've updated the new galleries (challenge from 30 to 42),and again if you are interested in being in the final galleries pls post your images in the corresponding thread and send me a pm!
I will keep upgrading the galleries
Please when you check the models just let me know so I will be able to add a checked status on the corresponding thread.
Keep in mind that some of the challenges are very "Old" and 10 years in CG world are centuries not years ! But it will be indeed fun to see what we can achieve now. Artistic vision is still the most important part in Art, but does technology advance so much we have no more limits anymore ?
Next challenge will be a pro scene sponsored by a huge name in CG, so we are starting a new era :)
In the meantime, you have the chance to fix whatever you prefer, post the images you could not post and enjoy the nostalgia :)
I'm really looking for volunteers (modellers, or just users that can check the status of the link in this thread + if the scene opens). Let's make this thread HUGE :)
At the end of May we will deliver the Anniversary Challenge ! and we will have afresh new start :)
Keep posting :)


By the way.
I will focus on fixing the architectural models+automotive. unfortuatly I got only the pontiac model + I will model this month a brand new italian car since I've lost for good (HD crash) the fixed model of the Lambo (I've still got an unfinished model if someone would like to contribute). Also I will check if the "older challeges" need a restyle, just let me know which one you prefer

hgagne
04-17-2016, 12:29 PM
If I can suggest ...

At the moment, there are links in most of the Lighting Challenges 1st post as well as in the "How To Get Started" (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=319005) thread ... probably worth removing/moving the links from the "How To Get Started". Maybe the first post of every Lighting Challenge could be updated to contain working download links for the assets (model, textures, reference images, etc.). This would make it simpler to manage going forward instead of having to managing the same download links in two places.

With all of the new CG software tools available now, it would be worth determining if a specific file format could be used (ex: .abc, .obj, .fbx, etc.) Choosing a standardized (or as close as possible) format would reduce the number of formats to manage. I suppose it would have to be a format that can be imported into: Maya, 3ds Max, Modo, Houdini, Cinema4D, LightWave, Softimage, Unity(?), Unreal(?), iClone(?), etc.

abuha
04-18-2016, 12:11 AM
If I can suggest ...

At the moment, there are links in most of the Lighting Challenges 1st post as well as in the "How To Get Started" (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=319005) thread ... probably worth removing/moving the links from the "How To Get Started". Maybe the first post of every Lighting Challenge could be updated to contain working download links for the assets (model, textures, reference images, etc.). This would make it simpler to manage going forward instead of having to managing the same download links in two places.

With all of the new CG software tools available now, it would be worth determining if a specific file format could be used (ex: .abc, .obj, .fbx, etc.) Choosing a standardized (or as close as possible) format would reduce the number of formats to manage. I suppose it would have to be a format that can be imported into: Maya, 3ds Max, Modo, Houdini, Cinema4D, LightWave, Softimage, Unity(?), Unreal(?), iClone(?), etc.

agreed on the file format. Unity can import OBJ, FBX and even .max file although I have found it sometimes misses things up when importing a .max file.


Would be nice if we could have real time lighting challenge using a game engine. Both unity and Unreal are available for free so that shouldn't be a problem for most people.

jojo1975
04-19-2016, 05:54 PM
Also what do you think about Alembic ?

Scote
04-23-2016, 03:35 PM
Alembic are great. We exchange that a lot at MPC between departments: FX to LGT, LGT to Layout LGT to COMP. Perfect file.

jojo1975
04-26-2016, 09:26 AM
Ok, so I will try to get alembic also for the old challenge.
Also the need of modellers is always valid ;)
G.

MartinRomero
04-27-2016, 09:17 PM
I look forward to the new challenges

jojo1975
06-07-2016, 06:34 AM
The model for the new challenge are almost ready. In the meantime I'm preparing small tricky scene to light that will require some tricks to render in the old spirit of the mini-challenge. We will get back to basics.
So the big scene will be ready for the end of the month, And the renewed small mini challenges will start at the end of the year ;)
If there is someone that can models environment or props please send me a private message we will need them for the next huge challenge ;)
Giorgio

jojo1975
08-03-2016, 08:00 PM
Challenge 44 is out !
(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=185&t=1392325)
LC44


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