Lighting Challenge #15: Film Noir

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Old 05 May 2008   #1
Lighting Challenge #15: Film Noir

This is an old challenge now, this thread is archived. If you scroll down to the Challenge #15 section of the downloads page, you'll see that the models can still be downloaded for your tests, and also that a gallery has been made of top entries. Feel free to browse this thread to see what others have posted, even though you can no longer post here.

The challenge here is to render this scene in a Film Noir style, making it look like a frame from a film shot around the 1940s or 1950s.


Most Film Noir is black and white, although this is not mandatory. Film Noir is not just about rendering stylish, dark images, but also making images that are evocative of dark moods and dark events.


The gallery of entries is now on-line:




This challenge is completed, but you can still download this scene files and try lighting it yourself:


MIRROR
BLENDER
C4D
FBX
LWO
MA
MAX
OBJ
XSI
This scene was modeled by Greg Sandor. Please credit him for his work if you use images of this scene on your webpage or showreel.

-jeremy
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Last edited by jojo1975 : 04 April 2015 at 04:55 PM.
 
Old 05 May 2008   #2
Smile

Great challenge.... Good luck everyone
 
Old 05 May 2008   #3
A note about file formats: We need more file formats supported.

Giorgio Luciano (jojo1975) has volunteered to make a 3D Studio Max version. We need vokunteers to make versions Softimage XSI, Lightwave, Cinema 4D, Blender, any other programs that are popular. Just PM me if you can do this, and I'll host the version you make.

Even if a program can import some of the file formats that are already available for download, often a native-format version helps draw-in more participants who have that brand of software, and that provides a chance to organize or group the objects better than the way they are imported.

-jeremy
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Old 05 May 2008   #4
Cool Challenge!, Looking forward to get started on that as soon as break kicks in , in a few days.
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Old 05 May 2008   #5
wout ! film noir style , very good idea ! i have to download that one, thank you Jeremy for the challenge, & Greg Sandor for the scene.
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Old 05 May 2008   #6
great !!! good luck everyone..
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Old 05 May 2008   #7
looking forward to this challenge.

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your render engines!
 
Old 05 May 2008   #8
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Originally Posted by jeremybirn
A note about file formats: We need more file formats supported.

Giorgio Luciano (jojo1975) has volunteered to make a 3D Studio Max version. We need vokunteers to make versions Softimage XSI, Lightwave, Cinema 4D, Blender, any other programs that are popular. Just PM me if you can do this, and I'll host the version you make.

Even if a program can import some of the file formats that are already available for download, often a native-format version helps draw-in more participants who have that brand of software, and that provides a chance to organize or group the objects better than the way they are imported.

-jeremy


Hi Jeremy,

I import in Blender, here: http://www.4shared.com/account/file...enge_blend.html

Are all here, i hope

tks
 
Old 05 May 2008   #9
Great timing! I'm really looking forward to tackling this.
 
Old 05 May 2008   #10
More File Formats...

lotaH - Thanks for the Blender file. It's on-line on the downloads page.

Thanks to Spin99 for the XSI version, the XSI version is on the downloads page.

Thanks to coryc for the Lightwave version, the LWO file is on the downloads page.

-jeremy
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Old 05 May 2008   #11
I like this challange because you don't have to worry too much about textures. I usually end up loosing interest half way through a challange due to texture work. This one was quick enough to keep me interested. Did a lot of post work though.
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Old 05 May 2008   #12
Im in

Hey Jeremy, I attended your 3d masters lighting class at the ADAPT conference of 2006, (which was both helpful and inspiring). I feel ready to take on your lighting challenges, count me in for this one.
 
Old 05 May 2008   #13
how film noir should be

hii jermy

Pls answer some of my question

is film noir style may have colors or black n white only ??

it should be dark n moody always ??

what else it should have ??

I am not aware about this term pls give me a brief.

Thanx....

Last edited by vijaybundela : 05 May 2008 at 10:58 AM. Reason: update
 
Old 05 May 2008   #14
Quote:
Originally Posted by vijaybundela
hii jermy

Pls answer some of my question

is film noir style may have colors or black n white only ??

it should be dark n moody always ??

what else it should have ??

I am not aware about this term pls give me a brief.

Thanx....


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir

A lot of it is black and white, a lot of it is dark and shadowy, but the "darkness" (noir means darkness) is also thematic. Film Noir are movies about crime and murder and betrayal. Often in a Film Noir you don't know who the good guys are, you don't know who to trust, there's lots of reversals of fortune and plot twists, and even the "hero" is usually morally weak or not purely good.

-jeremy
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Old 05 May 2008   #15
thanks

thanks jermy,

i m getting idea now....

As this thread progress idea will be more clear.
 
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