Lighting Challenge #23: Mad Science (WIP)


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 #23 is a still life of a mad scientist’s table. Since the WIP and Final Images worked well for the last challenge we will be once again be separating the two. Post your work in progresses (WIP) in this thread to receive feedback and ideas. Please do not post any WIP images in the Final Images Thread but, don’t forget to post your final images there. The deadline is July 30th, 2010.

You can download the 3D scene files from the following:

If you are able to provide any other scene formats, please PM me the file and I’ll post it here.

This scene was modeled by Dan Konieczka and Giorgio Luciano. Please credit them for the modeling if you post your renderings on your webpage or include a scene on your demoreel. This here is an image of the scene:

Use any 3d software and techniques you would like. Changes to the scene and models are allowed including adding new elements and changing existing ones. All 3D rendering techniques are allowed.

Feel free to share any information or breakdowns to show your techniques or set-up.

Make sure to post your final entries in the Final Images Thread before July 30th, 2010.



Yeah!!.. thanks kanooshka… Nice Scene…


Have to see if I can give this one a shot. I’m very new at Max though so it should be interesting


Woop woop!


I think something might be wrong with the Maya file. The scene has nothing in it nor does the Outliner.


Make sure to check ignore version in the option box of the open menu. This scene was created in Maya 2010.


:surprised holy ****, that was quick.


ooo this is going to be a good one


Not big on the laboratory rat, but hey! we can change the scene a little…
woot woot


nice…i like dat…seens :bowdown:


Thx for the announcement

Would love to take part into it.



I will post some references for a mad lab :slight_smile:


wooopie! :thumbsup: nice one…!


Ooh! looks definately fun! thx to both of you! :slight_smile:
the crystal electric ball is gona be a challenge for sure! :stuck_out_tongue:

good luck every1!!!


hi, I can not download any files ,why put these files to jeremybirn’s website ?


Dan has given me the files, and they are are on now:

Looks like a great challenge!



fun fun fun!..her’s something i ran into…


i am new to lighting and this is my first lighting challenge…
hoping for everyone’s help…:arteest:

#19 is not working now. I guess we have to wait until being available.

Thanks for new challengue!..Looks great!

Nice starting TuffMutt1 !! … Looks like very realistic!..but like a studio set…I guess you´re trying materials.Nice work.


Correct me if i am wrong, but that is not this scene? meant for reference?