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Hi jojo.

The lighting is not too far away from Rembrandt-esq lighting setup. It’s 2 vray area lights setup similar to Rembrandt. The difference is I have GI turned on. I should probably turn it off for the more contrast type look that Rembrandt serves. Yeah the shaders do need a lot of work yet, especially the grapes. Takes a long time to try and get the SSS right. Once that is right, I’m going to add noise to the surface as you tend to see in grapes, so translucent parts, and some parts not translucent.

Any more suggestions would be very welcome.

Here is the setup.


Hi all! Will there be new challenges in the future? Really enjoyed them. Here are some renders I recently did from a really old challenge. Let me know what you think! Thanks!


Hello ! Yes, there will be challenges in the future, we are organising new one. About the image, I think that’s more a kind of a simulation challenge :wink: Very funny indeed m it will be useful to see how you manage to create it


Hi everybody,

I’m looking for the scenes of challenges #41 Vanita SSS.
Does anybody have it ? The links don’t work anymore.




Hi guys,

Just have a go at LC 44 Getty Benchmark for the eggs. Simple but hard to finish. Good for Look dev and lighting practice. Here it is :

Done using Blender and Cycles. C&C are very welcome.



@ neon bulb. The yolks looks great, while I do not understand the reflections in the base of the cup (did you added a bit of egg whites?). Just for curiosity how much did it take to render ? Which are the specific of your machine ?
Thanks for sharing


@jojo1975 : Thanks! Yes I put a bit of egg whites just to add a bit of extra things to the image, because without them it felt so bland. It rendered in 6min53secs using Ryzen 7 1700 8core CPU. Surprisingly it rendered slower using my GTX 1050 4GB which took 8mins35secs, seems like my GPU gets slower when calculating complex surface interactions like multiple bounces of Subsurface, Translucency , Refraction and Reflections.