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Old 05-22-2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:49 AM   #2
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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).

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Old 09-02-2008, 01:45 AM   #3
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Lighting Challenge #16 is on-line !

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!

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Old 11-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #4
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The Natural History Challenge

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/

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Old 01-11-2009, 04:52 AM   #5
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I just launched Lighting Challenge #18: Science Fiction.

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

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

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Old 03-17-2009, 05:15 AM   #6
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Eye for an Eye Flashback Challenge Starting Now

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/showthr...?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/...tion/index.html

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

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Old 05-04-2009, 06:23 AM   #7
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New Challenge #19

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/showthr...?f=185&t=759513

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:16 AM   #8
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Gallery is on-line for Challenge #19

The gallery for Lighting Challenge #19, The King's Treasure, is on-line:
http://www.3drender.com/challenges/...sure/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 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!

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Old 08-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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Challenge #20 is Active!

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

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Old 11-27-2009, 06:06 AM   #10
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Challenge #21 is Active!

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

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 02-02-2010, 03:02 PM   #12
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Challenge #22 online!

Challenge #22: The Carnival now on-line! Here's the challenge thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...092#post6335092

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Old 05-10-2010, 03:47 AM   #13
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The Gallery for Challenge #22 is on-line

Here it is:

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

Congratulations to all involved!

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Old 05-23-2010, 11:06 PM   #14
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Challenge #23 Mad Science online!

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
 
Old 08-09-2010, 04:31 AM   #15
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Gallery for Challenge #23 is on-line

The gallery for Challenge #23 (Mad Science) is on-line now:

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

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