FEEDBACK: Post here your take on the old challenges!


That’s unfortunate; unlike the Pixar lighting challenges, there doesn’t appear to be finalists at the end of a CGTalk lighting challenge and members may be working on past challenges for themselves … and it makes it easier to have all of the information on a single challenge as opposed to being mixed amongst others in a single thread.

At the moment, posts in older challenges (ex: stalsberg) get bumped up as recent entries get added. This makes it easier to look at past posts in the thread that are specific to the challenge. This thread should be closed and/or the posts in the thread copied/moved to the respective challenge threads … JMHO.



After levaing the thread open for a while, I’ve decided to revive this thread for the following reason

  1. When people post in the old threads there is less interested and feedback.
  2. Gathering all the past challenges in one thread can help in increasing the feedback also from other users that are actually work on a different challenge.
    So in this way there are only 4 thread unlocked and for people should be easier to take part to the forum.
    But I will be glad to hear suggestions about this in the general discussion thread


I’m doing the lighting tutorial from Solid Angle and I’m looking for the following model to download


I am also doing the tutorial from solid angle
It says I can download the scene file here but I cannot find it.
Does anyone know where it is?


Did you get the file? I am looking for it as well.


Hello sorry for the late reply. I will check my archive and sent you a link ASAP


Hey guys, I’m new here.
I’m still doing this tutorial:
Someone could tell me how do I download this scene?


You can find the .OBJ and references under “Challenge #34” at this link:

Clicking the image thumbnail brings you to the challenge thread.


Thanks hgagne, as always. I was going to check that and the links seem to work !


Hello, i’m Apple. This Lighting Challenge : Science Fiction.
Please commend my lighting in this scene.
Tell me at the wrong point.
because I’m practicing my skills better.
Thank you :slight_smile:


Hello, i’m Apple. This Lighting Challenges | Sci-Fi
Lighting by me
Give me your feedback for developing my Skills.
Thank you:)

see my work


I’m a little late to the party but here is what I worked on for challenge 47. I was busy with school work so I was only able to do this part of the time, but I’d rather post it a little late than not at all. Any feedback is appreciated! Also I know that the top image is a little grainy, I have to go back in and up the samples and re-render once I get back to school. Also this was rendered with Renderman for Maya, I didn’t use any external plugins on top of that. Finally the background images I found on Google from stock image websites.


hi all, my submission for LC45 Xmas Awesome Mecabricks challenge. some raw render and final in comp, added boken n fx in comp. :slight_smile:



What a wonderful entries !!
@ Chanipornapple the image look very good even if for me look a bit too “clean”. I will change a bit the reflection map of the panels and floor in order to get a more “realistic” version of the material you used. Just as a stylistic choice I would also decrease a bit the lights in the background in order to contrast everything a bit more. Keep going it is really a good work
@whatsthedaydavi You did the right choice to post your work since it is always better to “end” and image, even if works are always abandoned by artist and not finished. I really like the “night” work. I will add a bit of variation to the sources (will o’ wisp) and probably blur just a bit more the “trails” . Also the image need a bit more of focus on the lighting. Just choose your subject (central tree) and start focusing on lighting it before adding also all the other font of lights. If your render (and I’m sure it can) can render everything with a neutral shader, start from that. One light at time is always a good suggestion to avoid adding too much complexity to the final scene.
@t assin I love lego and so I love yout image too ! Everything looks perfect in the final comp, but I will be also very curious to see a variation with less “GI” or ambient/environment light in oder to focus better on the other source you used (the warm light in the door, the lights on the background and the tree) A very wonderful image ! Bravo !


Hello all, This is my first try with Lighting Challenge, #20 The Shop Girls WIP. I’m trying to give it the Mr. Robot treatment.
This is also my first attempt with Mental Ray after 4 years.

I welcome any critic and comments!


Posted by Teza 007

@Teza I will add a bit of subdivisions on the vase (on the right of the image) The shaders looks great. I don’t know if the flower should be more translucent, probably you should find a reference for them. Can you pls also post your lighting setup :slight_smile: Thanks for sharing


@kadeer the idea is very original even if the models after quite a lot of years are a bit aged. Great start indeed ! Can you pls post your references and setup ? G.


Been a while since I did any CG to be honest. So kind of felt I should go back to basics a bit. Still plenty to do, but still life it is.


Hello @ragupasta it’s been a while I did not see you online. Great entry so fart. I will fix a bit the shaders (the grapes look a bit glassy) and then start working one light a time trying school. Why don’t you try a Rembrandt lighting approach ? Can you post your setup ? That will be helpful for giving you feedback. Thanks