Lighting Challenge #16: The Lighthouse

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  09 September 2008
Lighting Challenge #16: The Lighthouse

Please enjoy reading through this thread as an archive, but it is closed to new posts. You can still download the old models and also post your entry in order to ask for feedback here

The challenge here is to light this lighthouse, including the light from the lighthouse's own beam, and whatever surroundings nature might be throwing at it.

This challenge is over. The deadline was Monday October 27, 2008. However, the scene is still available for download here:


The models include the lighthouse and some simple surroundings. This scene was modeled by Juan Carlos Silva. Please credit him for his work if you use images of this scene on the web or in your portfolio or showreel.

The gallery is now on-line, so you can browse some of the amazing entries posted in this thread:

Keep up the good work everyone!

Jeremy Birn
Author, Digital Lighting & Rendering, 3rd Edition

Last edited by jojo1975 : 09 September 2017 at 06:25 PM.
  09 September 2008

Swweeeet I'm on this like a fat kid on a twinky!

Anthony J. Thomas
  09 September 2008
Another excellent scene!
Thanks Jeremy and Juan Carlos Silva of course!

  09 September 2008
Definitely looking forward to this one!
  09 September 2008
oh great idea. A lot of potential. I can almost see the result now.
Great Job!
Hope I got the time
  09 September 2008
Hi ... we got a new scene here !! special thanks to juan for modeling.. i work last night on this ,the shader are default except fresnel , i did some work on the quartz light .. pretty basic setup post in PS

Last edited by Leotril : 09 September 2008 at 11:02 AM.
  09 September 2008
wow nice one leotril.
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  09 September 2008
Light House Evening

hi jeremy sir,here is my 1 hour setup rendered in maya software.this image has occulusion pass time i will post my image with texture.hope you will like it.

Last edited by jasvant : 09 September 2008 at 06:53 PM.
  09 September 2008
Thumbs up First Feedback and More File Formats....

Leotril - Yeah! First post! It's amazing how much a little grass and sky does to the scene!

jasvant - Great start! Nice colors in the sky!

We have more file formats on the download page now:

  • Thanks to Samo (Alvaro, who also has done so much modeling for other challenges) for the Blender version.
  • Thanks to dboydesign we now have a 3DS and a Max 2009 files on the download page!
  • Thanks to mesutcapkin we now have a Cinema 4D file on the download page!
If someone wants to help support any other popular package, please send me the file to host, or PM me to arrange for how to upload it.


Jeremy Birn
Author, Digital Lighting & Rendering, 3rd Edition

Last edited by jeremybirn : 09 September 2008 at 03:20 PM.
  09 September 2008
nice ! ! !

i will try this scene soon as possible, great idea with many possibility of moods !

thanks to Jeremy and Juan Carlos Silva for your work...

good luck everyone, and have fun !

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Last edited by guivAg : 09 September 2008 at 03:33 PM. Reason: orthograph eror..
  09 September 2008
w00t! Another outdoor challenge! Thanks, Juan and Jeremy.

This'll keep me busy between now and a few weeks, when classes begin.
Must...restrain myself...until after work.
  09 September 2008
Hey guys!

Heres my first pre-not-even-alpha-yet version

  09 September 2008

Kewl scene, i m on it right away !
  09 September 2008
Awesome! I love lighthouses! Thanks Jeremy and Juan! Can't wait to see what people come up with for this!

For anyone familiar with the area, I am trying a Bar Harbor themed environment (Lots of Fog). trying to mix in a touch of those black&white cards with a touch or 2 of color.. Here's a first crack at it...

C&C's always appreciated!

Last edited by psycosven : 09 September 2008 at 06:06 PM. Reason: Changing image hosting
  09 September 2008
basic sky and default matrials. But I like the glare fall off.will work on clouds, light, and water next.

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