Lighting Challenge #26: (WIP) Matinee


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 #26, Matinee is here!

This challenge features a character in a movie theater, modeled by Dan Konieczka. Please credit him for the modeling anywhere you display an image outside of this thread.

Post your work in progresses (WIP) by replying to this thread to receive feedback and ideas.

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


If you are able to provide any other scene formats, please PM or email me and I’ll post any provided formats in this thread.

Use any 3d software and techniques you would like. Any changes to the models in the scene are allowed but not required

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 April 3rd, 2011.

And as always, enjoy!


Cool ! As finished VFX challenge I’m in


Neat! I am just learning Maya myself, so I’m excited to try my hand at this challenge!

I assume based on the galleries from the past challenges that we’re allowed to texture, do additional modeling and dynamic effects, etc,? Are there any other rules or anything else that’s not allowed?


I am in!
Good luck to everyone!


I am in as well!
Hoping to actually finish a challenge for once.
Good Luck to all.
Looking forward to the great postings in this thread.


I’m definitely going to give this one a go. Man, I haven’t touched Maya in a while! Good luck, everyone!


Please stop giving us cartoon people in realistic lighting challenges…

… please?


Here is my first render. I need to texture the kid, and refine the texturing on some of the seats.
In terms of the overall lighting I’ll try to stick with something like this, I do not want it to get too bright. I might add some lighting coming from the ceiling. I need to texture the exit door. This is a cool set CC are welcome.




Thanks to Augusto Goicoechea there’s now a LWO file type available in the first post!


Hello everybody…

Here’s my first lighting test. Very rough… couldn’t stop after I downloaded the model.
Thanks to Dan Konieczka.

Comments and critics are most welcome.


Awesome start…,:beer:
the intensity of projector light can be reduced a tad.
dat ws jst a thought…
waiting for more updates…
best of luck :thumbsup:


Hello Everyone,

I still need to texture the kid however I refined some of the lighting all across. I have some lights on the ceiling, the lights below the speakers and the light coming from the screen.

I’ll see what I can come up with next. CC are welcome!


i am with u


thanks renesh. Yes, i will work on that part too…
Will do the texturing and shading part first.

I think I will have to play more with the composition. Will try with different cameras.


Just a start. Trying different textures and lighting. Never did anything with a character before.
C and C welcome.



I am in
Hoping to actually finish a challenge for once.
Good Luck to all.


less light is better i think.

I am in now! I like to make a nice image. help me!


Go to
and you’ll get plenty of reference pictures.


Scene is interesting and hope to see the magic of CG Lighting. New to the forum…


Thanks to abo-abdalaziz and Meta-Androcto we now have BLEND and MAX file formats available in the first post!