This is an old challenge now, this thread is archived. If you scroll down to the Challenge #10 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.
You Will Believe That Pasta Can Fly.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster Lighting Challenge is open! You can download the Flying Spaghetti Monster and his world from this location:
This is an original interpretation of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, as modeled and donated to the challenge by Ted Channing. The monster comes in an original 3D environment featuring a canyon, a river, and a volcano.
Please credit the modeling by Ted Channing if you put renderings of this scene into your webpage or your portfolio. Were grateful to anyone who donates nice-looking character models for a challenge, please give credit where credit is due!
The main challenge here is one of believability: You need to convince people that pasta can fly. What can you do to make this bizarre looking creature appear enlightened and powerful, instead of merely looking like someones dinner? How you light the Flying Spaghetti Monster will be the key to making moving, inspirational images.
Light and render this scene in any 3D software. Use any texturing, shading, lighting, rendering and compositing techniques of your choice. Use any particle, fluid, or volumetric rendering techniques you want in rendering clouds, lava, and smoke from the volcano. You can change the models or repose the character as needed. For the environment, you can render any parts of the set that you want, or composite the character into the environment of any background image you want.
The contest is active right now if you’re just getting started this weekend. Here are some of the entries that have been posted in this thread already:
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