Lighting Challenge #3 is on-line! It consists of a rabbit and a terrain model. Models are available for download in both NURBS and polygonal versions here:
In professional lighting work, a lot of projects involve hair, fur, or vegetation, and the lighting process works somewhat differently than if you only needed to light smooth, bald things. The goal of this challenge is to add hair or fur to cover the rabbit and the ground (for the ground it would be grass and vegetation), and then show how well you can light and render this scene. You can use any software you want. It can be any season, weather, time, or mood.
Edit: This is an old challenge now. This thread is being archived. If you scroll down to the Challenge #3 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.