This is an old challenge now, this thread is archived. If you scroll down to the Challenge #12 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.
Light the Jack-o-Lantern to capture the spirit of Halloween.
This challenge is based on the holiday of Halloween. For reference pictures, search for Jack-o-lantern or pumpkin.
Files are now available for download:
Here’s a screenshot of the unlit models:
Your goal is to capture the feeling of Halloween, including the autumn time of the holiday and the feeling of spookiness, in a rendering of the scene.
Please include the credit “modeling by Jeremy Birn, a 3dRender.com Lighting Challenge” if you put renderings of this scene into your webpage or your portfolio.
Light and render this scene in any 3D software. Use any texturing, shading, lighting, rendering and compositing techniques of your choice. You can change the models as needed, or add any models that fit with the theme of the image. Some polygonal smoothing (additional subdivision) is probably needed in order to render good quality close-ups on these models.