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05 May 2010, 10:51 PM
This thread is for final image submission for Challenge #23 Mad Science. The deadline for this challenge is July 30th, 2010

Since this thread is what the judge will choose from I'd like to keep this thread very clean, so here are some rules I'd like to set:

Please post final images only, if you make changes you can edit your post.
Try not to fill this thread with feedback, that's what the WIP thread is for.
You can post more than one image, but please don't post the same image more than once
Post final images by replying to this thread


05 May 2010, 08:36 PM
"It dies at DAWN!!". Small-size forum preview of my final image for "Mad Science" challenge, Summer 2010:

Full-size 1920 x 1200px version is at:

Before the pro Maya users start pointing and laughing, please note that this was rendered in a game engine. iClone 4 to be specific, which is a $200 machinima production software that uses a game-engine to enable "what you see is what you get" rendering in real-time. You don't have the same level/range of control as you do with Maya/Blender/Max etc, so I've just made the lighting dramatic rather than ultra-realistic.

3D models by Dan Konieczka and Giorgio Luciano, and the background loft model is a DAZ model by RPublishing, decimated and converted for iClone. I also used several 2D semi-opaque image planes ripped from the open-source game Ryzom (e.g. the bubbles in the big flask, the light rays coming through the windows). I used Photoshop for some of the finishing touches, such as the electro-chemical whisps of gas around the globe, the faint stains on the workbench, the water-drop on the cage drinker, and a couple of small shadows (iClone is rather bad at doing shadows).


05 May 2010, 03:44 AM
heres a render I did for the mad science scene.

Mad science

06 June 2010, 07:25 PM
Here's my entry. The Challenge was great fun to do

06 June 2010, 04:10 AM
Hi there,

After a couple of WIP uploaded and a large number of R&D, I finally got the effect that I was looking for. I know that this is not the best but for now this is the final one.

I got few comments on my WIP and tried to improve it but due to official work load I could not give enough time for this , so here is the Final Image.

Comments and Critics are most welcome.

Chirag Parmar

06 June 2010, 04:49 PM
Okay, here goes...

Rendered with Thea render.

Emphasis was on soft lighting, caustics and rendering the Tesla orb.

Modeled by Dan Konieczka and Giorgio Luciano, I added a few of my own models like the lava lamp, Bugs Bunny, etc.

Full size here:

06 June 2010, 04:43 PM
Here's my final entry: Rendered in max with vray and fumefx.

Full size image (

06 June 2010, 08:07 PM
Here's my final post
Larger size here:
Larger size here:

06 June 2010, 02:09 PM
This is my final images:

Full size here:

Very honored to have the opportunity to participate in this game。
In this process, I got some good advice,And make a correction。

In the production, I use software : maya mental ray fusion

Enjoy! :beer:

06 June 2010, 03:45 PM
Here is my final entry for this challenge.
Softwares used are 3ds max, Vray and Photoshop. Thanks to all the expert members who guided me for this.

High Res Image ( is here (



06 June 2010, 08:45 AM
My final work done in Maya 2008 & After effects.

This is the best I could achieve as I'm in running out of time on my other projects.

Hoping to get all set for the next challenge.

Thanks once again for the models and feedback., it was really helpful.

Image attached in the post below.

06 June 2010, 09:00 AM
My Final Work

06 June 2010, 02:16 PM
Hi All..

Here is my final Update for this Challenge.

Hope its u all like it...

Thanks for all your comments and critics.

Hi Res (

06 June 2010, 09:22 AM
New Submission

06 June 2010, 06:13 PM
This is my version.

This time I have not had much time to work on it, although I am doing an animation.
A first test may be seen at youtube (



I changed something the general appearance, though I could barely spend a couple of hours.
The animation can be seen here (, although the original appearance.

07 July 2010, 12:08 PM
These are my entries.
(3D Studio Max, V-Ray, Photoshop)

Image 1
High (1277x1500) (

Image 2
High (1500x926) (

07 July 2010, 04:43 PM
mental ray FG

07 July 2010, 12:03 AM
I'm just a student of 3DsMax, Please give me some advice

07 July 2010, 06:49 PM
go to the WIP section this is for final images this is thefirst suggestion ;)

07 July 2010, 04:39 AM
Hi, Forum; here is my final image entry. Using Maya and mr.

High Res image here (

Thank You

07 July 2010, 11:28 AM
My first lighting work.
Using Max, Vray

If you can't see image,
Link here :)

07 July 2010, 07:07 PM
here are my final entries.the challenge was real interesting and a lot of fun.
used maya and mentalray.

Link for Hi-Res image here: 1 ( 2 (
Thank you.

07 July 2010, 11:06 PM
Hope you like it!
I used 3DS Max, Mental Ray and Photoshop.
High (800 x 600) (

07 July 2010, 04:07 AM
Here's my 1# final entry.
HighRes can be viewed here: View Image (

Here's my 2# final entry.
HighRes can be viewed here: View Image (

07 July 2010, 03:42 PM
Here are my final images. Using Maya and Mental ray for rendering and Photoshop for compositing.

High resolution here:image1 ( image2 (



07 July 2010, 05:06 AM

07 July 2010, 04:13 PM
lighting challenge #23 - Mad Science

Modeled by Dan Konieczka and Giorgio Luciano


07 July 2010, 04:56 PM
This is my final. (

07 July 2010, 02:26 AM
Hi, here is my final image.

I Used 3D Max, Mental Ray and Photoshop.

High resolution image:

07 July 2010, 10:23 AM
3DS-MAX // Fryrender // Photoshop

Image 1

Image 2

07 July 2010, 11:04 PM
Maya, Vray, & Photoshop.

High Res Link:

07 July 2010, 12:13 PM
Here is my entry. I used Blender, LuxRender, and GIMP.

07 July 2010, 06:24 PM
My final entries for this challenge

Maya, Mental ray (no FG and GI), Photoshop


In Candle light

07 July 2010, 03:44 PM
Hi, i used Maya and Mental Ray :)

07 July 2010, 06:53 PM
My final entry for this competitino, thanks jeremy and dan for hosting !

07 July 2010, 07:45 AM
Here is my final image. Done with Maya and Mental Ray, Some minor colour adjustments in Photoshop. :)

07 July 2010, 03:58 PM
Software: MAYA2009, Mental ray, Shave, RealFlow4, NUKE, PS
Hope you like it, welcome feedback!

07 July 2010, 08:40 PM
Here is my final entry....... some how i managed to complete.....
I used Maya software and a bit Photoshop.....:)
For higher resolution click here (

07 July 2010, 09:36 PM
Hello my name is Brian Obrejan and this is my final render for this challenge. I had fun and I hope to be able to participate in future challenges.

07 July 2010, 05:07 AM
Here are my final images for this challenge. I didn't want to go overboard with it, wanted to give it a "gone to lunch be back in 30 minutes" feel. Everything is shut off, nothing is steaming, and all the lights are off, leaving the open windows as a source of light. Also, I realized I misspelled Dan's name in the first render, I apologize for that :D

Maya 2011, mental ray, Photoshop CS4

07 July 2010, 06:13 AM
Well here is my final image. Couldnīt do it in a higher resolution because it would take forever to render :P

Done in 3DS Max 2009 and Photoshop
High res (
High res (
High res (

Good luck to everyone

Edit: I added two new images :D

Thanks a lot kanooshka for posponing the deadline

07 July 2010, 07:22 AM
softimage/3delight (for softimage)/nuke/ps
HiRes (

07 July 2010, 10:02 AM
Hey everybody, really awesome pieces!

Here is my entry. I saw this challenge a bit late and I can't spend more time on it unfortunally :(

large image: here (

07 July 2010, 12:39 PM
Full Resolution ( (

07 July 2010, 03:41 PM (


07 July 2010, 05:32 PM
Here's my entry. Some great work here guys.

07 July 2010, 05:42 PM
well its my first Participation in lighting challenges :)

high res here ( high res 2 here (

07 July 2010, 08:13 PM
Here is my entry........

07 July 2010, 10:25 PM
just registered and starting with a simple one lol
sure shot
i wouldnt try that at home 8 )

07 July 2010, 01:27 AM

07 July 2010, 04:07 AM (

My final render... please comment...

07 July 2010, 04:22 AM

Full Resolution (

p.s Every one has done a good job.

07 July 2010, 05:00 AM
congratulation boys every one has done good job.. :applause:
i also like this challenge because i learn lots from this..
here i update my final entry hope u like this. :) (http://)

07 July 2010, 06:43 AM

Maya and Mental Ray, comped in Photoshop

07 July 2010, 02:54 PM
I really wish I had finished the image but alas I got caught up with other work. A lot of really fantastic images during this challenge, good job!

Cinema4D & Vray4C4D

Hi-Res (10MB)

07 July 2010, 06:29 PM
here's mine entry...

07 July 2010, 06:32 PM

07 July 2010, 07:10 PM
This is my final render, I hope you like it.
And thank Jeremy Birn for your recommendation, I served a lot.

07 July 2010, 08:02 PM

Its been fun doing my first challenge and I look forward to the next one so I can step up my game even more. Great work everyone.

07 July 2010, 08:03 PM
Hi I wish I would have had some more time to spend with this.

07 July 2010, 08:05 PM
Here is my final image, thanks.

Full Resolution (

07 July 2010, 08:07 PM
Hi, this is my final Image


07 July 2010, 10:40 PM
Didnt realize today was the deadline. Finished with what I had..

HiRes (

HiRes (

07 July 2010, 11:58 PM
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07 July 2010, 12:35 AM
Here's my final image, didn't had time to finish it like I wanted to. I will finish it though! But for now this is what I came up with:

Full Resolution (

07 July 2010, 03:21 AM
Here is my final.

07 July 2010, 10:07 PM
My final, cool challenge!

Thank you! :cool:

08 August 2010, 02:37 AM
Here is my final piece, hope you all enjoy. Can't wait till the next one. Some awesome images here!

08 August 2010, 05:23 AM
So when's the next challenge then?

08 August 2010, 07:39 AM
Hi everybody! Wow, there are some outstanding images in this thread!

Unfortunately I didn't have the time to work on my image any further, so here is my final render for this challenge:

08 August 2010, 10:10 AM
Whew! I managed to finish, finally! FredSoub, I swear I didn't copy your idea with the rampant plant growth -- and yours looks great, by the way.

08 August 2010, 06:24 PM
Hi guys,

Kanooshka I know it's kinda late to post the final image. But I want to anyway, I'm sorry for this. Hope it still counts, it has been a fun one to do.... :beer:

Here is my final :

full link would be :

Mad Science Hi-Res (

Cheers... by the way nice entries and images from you're all aces!!

08 August 2010, 12:25 AM
Hello guys,

I am late for posting the final image here, but just wanted to post it anyways for tasting water.
I am sorry if I am not supposed to though.


08 August 2010, 12:58 AM
hey guys,
here's my final image -

08 August 2010, 04:01 AM
Great work everyone. Hope to see you at the next challenge. I'll let you know when the gallery is up!