Lighting Challenge #1: Fruit Bowl

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  01 January 2006

thats my entry for this contest... only lighting... tomorrow i'll make the materials


I played around with the settings...

  01 January 2006
where do we actually download the sourcefiles, did I miss something?
  01 January 2006
read the fist post... it is updated..

Quote: Sorry people, for the time being, the challenge is suspended. The original model was from a free source, but we need offical permission from the website to use it. Im gonna remodel those elements as soon as poss, then post it up again, or see if i can sort out permission. Really sorry, will sort things out as soon as poss.

  01 January 2006
Rats. really wanted to participate.
  01 January 2006
Hay people. Sorry, think i went abit far with suspending things. Just sorting some stuff out and will have the scene back up very soon. In the meantime, the original un-edited model is freely available over at, so if people want to use that, then that should be fine. For those who have my model, please continue working, just be aware that the bannana, apple and grapes are from Those elements were not that great anyway, so Jeremy has kindly offered to remodel them.

Again, really sorry, will have the main scene up as soon as poss. In the meantime, please enjoy the current entries.

CG Artist

Last edited by Dan Wade : 01 January 2006 at 07:47 PM.
  01 January 2006
Originally Posted by jeremybirn: Looking good, nice balance between dark and light. Those highlights on the pear, especially the one at the middle "waistline" area makes the pear look CG. I wonder about the lighting on the backdrop, and the composition - everything keeps leading my eye towards the right side of the frame, and nothing draws me back to the left. Maybe putting some of the highlights and contrast that's on the right side of the backdrop onto the left side of the backdrop could make some contrast there. And maybe the image needs to be more widescreen or something as well?


Thanks Jeremy for the comments. Maybe I'll try shifting the keyLight over more to the left. But also I am gonna play with the colors of the fruit to bring your eye back the the left. Can't do much till after work though hehe.

Keep up the good work guys!
  01 January 2006
Would have loved for the orange to be smooth, and able to generate the displacement myself.

After all, whats the point in using prman if you dont do displacement
  01 January 2006
My attempt- Rendered in Maya with some Photoshop postwork:

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  01 January 2006
Had to be made from metal.

  01 January 2006
Selim: great work!
Here is my try done with Blender. Only procedural textures.
Grzegorz Rakoczy
  01 January 2006
Thanks for the crrits Jeremy. I will implement them in the next version.

Nice one Selim, what software?

grzybu, good job. try darkening the shadow under the plate.
My website
  01 January 2006
Heres my final.
Lightwave. 24 lights. no GI.
My website

Last edited by otacon : 01 January 2006 at 06:52 PM.
  01 January 2006
24 lights!!!???!!! wow!

I can see on some of the fruits some of the spec-only lights, but 24's a ton of 'em. Did you have one for every piece of fruit? j/k! Did you have a dome? Great image btw, congrats!
je 'wave, donc je suis

  01 January 2006
UPDATE: Please see the updated render on the next page


Original post:

Nice ones everyone

This one was done in Blender 2.40, internal renderer, using procedural shaders plus vertex colors and ambient occlusion. Two lamps were used (one area light, one omnidirectional lamp).


(alternate direct link to image)

Pure render, no post work.

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Last edited by Robertt : 01 January 2006 at 05:06 PM.
  01 January 2006
ain't a party without some glass fruits :]

art work

Last edited by Jack000 : 01 January 2006 at 01:59 AM. Reason: link to larger image
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