Edit: This is an old challenge now. The thread is archived. If you scroll down to the Challenge #5 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.
Lighting Challenge #5 is on-line!
The rules are simple: light and render this scene as if it were underwater. Models are available for download here:
Objects will need subdivision (polygon smoothing) before you render. You may need to move, modify, or duplicate models to make the scene as you picture it. All shading and rendering techniques are fine. The rules are to have fun, make a cool underwater rendering, and share how you did it afterwards.
Credits: This scene was modeled by Serguei Kalentchouk (known as ShadowM8 on this forum.) If you put your renders on your webpage or showreel, don’t forget to mention who did the modeling!