IMPORTANT EDIT: THIS IS AN OLD CHALLENGE.
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
Challenge #19 features 3D models of gems and jewelry you can render. The challenge is the bring the scene to life in a way that helps all the different gems and precious metals look believable, sparkling, and valuable. You can download the files from here:
This scene was modeled by Dan Konieczka and Juan Carlos Silva. Please credit them for the modeling if you post your renderings on your webpage or include a scene on your showreel. Here’s a screenshot of the raw models that you will start with:
As always, changes to the scene and models are allowed, and all 3D rendering techniques are allowed. When you find the time, please share information about your software and techniques and set-up after you post your scene.
Jewelry can be a challenge to render, get started early on this challenge for the best results!