Lighting Challenge #16: The Lighthouse

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Old 09 September 2008   #1
Lighting Challenge #16: The Lighthouse

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 : 04 April 2015 at 04:56 PM.
Old 09 September 2008   #2

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

Anthony J. Thomas
Old 09 September 2008   #3
Another excellent scene!
Thanks Jeremy and Juan Carlos Silva of course!

Old 09 September 2008   #4
Definitely looking forward to this one!
Old 09 September 2008   #5
oh great idea. A lot of potential. I can almost see the result now.
Great Job!
Hope I got the time
Old 09 September 2008   #6
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.
Old 09 September 2008   #7
wow nice one leotril.
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Old 09 September 2008   #8
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.
Old 09 September 2008   #9
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.
Old 09 September 2008   #10
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..
Old 09 September 2008   #11
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.
Old 09 September 2008   #12
Hey guys!

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

Old 09 September 2008   #13

Kewl scene, i m on it right away !
Old 09 September 2008   #14
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
Old 09 September 2008   #15
basic sky and default matrials. But I like the glare fall off.will work on clouds, light, and water next.

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