3dRender.com Lighting Challenges 

Back to Main Index.

HELP

1. These .rar files need to be un-archived (just like .zip files.) You may need a utility like Stuffit, WinRAR, or RAR Expander.

2. Lighting Challenge scene are free for any artist to download and light. Use whatever 3D software you want to light and render the scene.

3. To get feedback, post your work on the Lighting Challenges Forum. You need to Register before you post (it's free). For help see how to post images.

4. Lighting Challenges are brought to you by the author of the new book Digital Lighting & Rendering 3rd Edition. Check out the book for a great guide to improving your lighting and rendering skills.

 

© 2006-2014 All files are copyrighted work of their creators. Do not distribute or redistribute copyrighted work without permission. It is OK to post your own renders of these scenes on a webpage or demoreel, just please give credit to whomever did the modeling.


Challenge #26: Matinee
View Discussion Thread
Download Maya .ma file: Matinee_MA.rar
Download FBX file: Matinee_FBX.rar
Download OBJ file: Matinee_OBJ.rar
Modeled by Dan Konieczka.

Challenge #25: Artistry
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download FBX file: artistry_FBX.rar
Download Maya .ma file: artistry_MA.rar
Download OBJ file: artistry_OBJ.rar
Download Lightwave .lwo file: artistry_LWO.rar
Modeled by Giorgio Luciano.

Challenge #24: The Cabin
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download BLEND file: theCabin_BLEND.rar
Download FBX file: theCabin_FBX.rar
Download LWO file: theCabin_LWO.rar
Download MA file: theCabin_MA.rar
Download OBJ file: theCabin_OBJ.rar
Modeled by Andrew Kin Fun Chan and Dan Konieczka.

Challenge #23: Mad Science
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: madScience_OBJ.rar
Download Maya file: madScience_MA.rar
Download FBX file: madScience_FBX.rar
Download LXO file: madScience_LXO.rar
Download LWO file: madScience_LWO.rar
Modeled by Dan Konieczka and Giorgio Luciano.

Challenge #22: The Carnival
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: TheCarnival_OBJ.rar
Download Maya .ma file: TheCarnival_MA.rar
Download .fbx file: TheCarnival_FBX.rar
Download Blender file: TheCarnival_BLEND.rar
Modeled by Dan Konieczka.

Challenge #21: The Bedroom
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download XSI file: Bedroom_XSI.rar
Download OBJ file: Bedroom_OBJ.rar
Download Maya .ma file: Bedroom_MA.rar
Download Lightwave file: Bedroom_LWO.rar
Download 3DS file: Bedroom_3DS.rar
Download POV-Ray file: Bedroom_POV.rar
Download .fbx file: Bedroom_FBX.rar
Modeled by David Vacek, design by David Tousek.

Challenge #20: The Shop Girls
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: TheShopGirls_OBJ.rar
Download 3DS file: TheShopGirls_3DS.rar
Download LWO file: TheShopGirls_LWO.rar
Download FBX file: TheShopGirls_FBX.rar
Download XSI file: TheShopGirls_XSI.rar
Download MB file: TheShopGirls_MB.rar
Modeled by Giorgio Luciano, Dan Konieczka, and Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #19: The King's Treasure
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: KingsTreasure_OBJ.rar
Download XSI file: KingsTreasure_XSI.rar
Download 3DS file: KingsTreasure_3DS.rar
Download LWO file: KingsTreasure_LWO.rar
Download Maya file: KingsTreasure_MB.rar
Download Houdini file: KingsTreasure_BGEO.rar
Download Modo file: KingsTreasure_LXO.rar
Modeled by Dan Konieczka and Juan Carlos Silva.

Challenge #18: Science Fiction
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: ScienceFictionChallenge_OBJ.rar
Download Maya 2009 .ma file: ScienceFictionChallenge_MA.rar
Download FBX file: ScienceFictionChallenge_FBX.rar
Download Softimage .xsi file: ScienceFictionChallenge_XSI.rar
Download Lightwave file (large!): ScienceFictionChallenge_LWO.rar
Download Max9 file: ScienceFictionChallenge_MAX9.rar
Download Blender file: ScienceFictionChallenge_BLEND.rar
Download 3DS file: ScienceFictionChallenge_3DS.rar
Modeled by Juan Carlos Silva.

Challenge #17: Natural History
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download Wavefront OBJ file: Natural_History_OBJ.rar
Download Softimage XSI file: Natural_History_XSI.rar
Download Maya 2008 .ma file: Natural_History_MA.rar
Download 3DS Max file: Natural_History_3DSmax.rar
Download scene split into 10 FBX files: Natural_History_MultiPart_FBX.rar
Download scene split into 10 OBJ files: Natural_History_MultiPart_OBJ.rar
Download Blender file: Natural_History_blend.rar
Download Houdini Apprentice file: Natural_History_Houdini.rar
Download Lightwave file: Natural_History_LWO.rar
Modeled by Alvaro Luna Bautista and Joel Andersdon.

Challenge #16: The Lighthouse
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download Houdini Apprentice file: Lighthouse_Houdini.rar
Download Cinema 4D file: Lighthouse_c4d96.rar
Download 3DS file: Lighthouse_3DS.rar
Download Max 2009 file: Lighthouse_3ds2009.rar
Download Blender file: Lighthouse_Blend.rar
Download Lightwave LWO: Lighthouse_LWO.rar
Download Maya 2008 .ma file: Lighthouse_MA.rar
Download Softimage XSI file: Lighthouse_XSI.rar
Download OBJ file: Lighthouse_OBJ.rar
Download FBX file: Lighthouse_FBX.rar
Modeled by Juan Carlos Silva.

Challenge #15: Film Noir
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ: FilmNoirChallenge_OBJ.rar
Download Maya 2008 .ma file: FilmNoirChallenge_MA.rar
Download 3D Studio Max file: FilmNoirChallenge_MAX.rar
Download Softimage XSI 6.5 file: FilmNoirChallenge_XSI.rar
Download Cinema 4D file: FilmNoirChallenge_C4D.rar
Download Lightwave .LWO file: FilmNoirChallenge_LWO.rar
Download Blender file: FilmNoirChallenge_Blend.rar
Download FBX file: FilmNoirChallenge_FBX.rar
Modeled by Greg Sandor.

Challenge #14: The Local Train
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ (series of files): local_train_OBJ.rar
Download Maya 2008 .ma file: local_train_MA.rar
Download 3D Studio Max 8 file: local_train_MAX.rar
Download Blender file: local_train_BLEND.rar
Download XSI 5 file: local_train_XSI.rar
Download FBX file: local_train_FBX.rar
Modeled by Alvaro Luna Bautista.

Challenge #13: Christmas
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: ChristmasChallenge_OBJ.rar
Download Maya 7 .ma file: ChristmasChallenge_MA.rar
Download 3D Studio Max file: ChristmasChallenge_MAX.rar
Download Blender file: ChristmasChallenge_BLEND.rar
Download XSI 5 file: ChristmasChallenge_XSI.rar
Download FBX file: ChristmasChallenge_FBX.rar
Download Lightwave file: ChristmasChallenge_LWO.rar
Modeled by Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #12: Halloween
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: Halloween_OBJ.rar
Download Maya 8 .mb file: Halloween_MB.rar
Download 3DS file: Halloween_3DS.rar
Download Lightwave LWO file: Halloween_LWO.rar
Download XSI 5 file: Halloween_XSI.rar
Download FBX file: Halloween_FBX.rar
Download Cinema 4D file: Halloween_C4D.rar
Modeled by Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #11: Brand X
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download IGES file: BrandX_IGES.rar (NURBS Models)
Download Maya file: BrandX_Maya.rar (NURBS Models)
Download XSI file: BrandX_XSI.rar (NURBS Models)
Download OBJ file: BrandX_OBJ.rar (Polygonal Model)
Download FBX file: BrandX_FBX.rar (Polygonal Model)
Download Cinema 4D file: BrandX_C4D.rar
Download 3D Studio Max file: BrandX_3DS.rar
Modeled by Anthony Thomas.

Challenge #10: Flying Spaghetti Monster
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_OBJ.rar
Download 3D Studio Max file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_MAX.rar
Download FBX file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_FBX.rar
Download Softimage|XSI file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_XSI.rar
Download .MB for Maya 7 and up: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_MB.rar
Download Lightwave 3D file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_LWO.rar
Download Cinema 4D file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_C4D.rar
Download Blender file: FlyingSpaghettiMonster_BLEND.rar
Modeled by Ted Channing.

Challenge #9: Neon and Chrome
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: NeonAndChrome_OBJ.rar
Download MAX file: NeonAndChrome_MAX.rar
Download FBX file: NeonAndChrome_FBX.rar
Download Maya file: NeonAndChrome_MB.rar
Download Softimage XSI file: NeonAndChrome_XSI.rar
Download Cinema 4D file: NeonAndChrome_C4D.rar
Download LightWave file: NeonAndChrome_LWO.rar
Modeled by Christophe Desse and Matthew Thain.

Challenge #8: Haunted Hallway
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: hauntedhallway_OBJ.rar
Download FBX file: hauntedhallway_FBX.rar
Download Maya 8 .mb: hauntedhallway_MB.rar
Download Softimage|XSI .xsi: hauntedhallway_XSI.rar
Download Lightwave .lwo: hauntedhallway_LWO.rar
Download Cinema 4D .c4d: hauntedhallway_C4D.rar
Download 3D Studio Max 8 .max: hauntedhallway_MAX.rar
Download 3D Studio Max 9 .max: hauntedhallway_MAX9.rar
Modeled by Dan Wade.

Challenge #7: An Eye for an Eye
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: eye_OBJ.rar 295 KB
Download DXF file: eye_DXF.rar 261 KB
Download FBX file: eye_FBX.rar 389 KB
Download IGES file: eye_IGES.rar 438 KB
Download Maya .ma: eye_MA.rar 452 KB
Download 3DS file: eye_3DS.rar 96 KB
Download Cinema 4D: eye_C4D.rar 96 KB
Modeled by Serguei Kalentchouk.

Challenge #6: Candle Light
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: candles_OBJ.rar 632 KB
Download FBX file: candles_FBX.rar 184 KB
Download 3D Studio Max MAX file: candles_MAX.rar 292 KB
Download Lightwave LWO file: candles_LWO.rar 211 KB
Download Cinema 4D C4D file: candles_C4D.rar 421 KB
Download Maya .ma file: candles_MA.rar 188 KB
Modeled by Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #5: Under The Boardwalk
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download Softimage XSI files: UnderTheBoardwalk_XSI.rar 988 KB
Download OBJ file: UnderTheBoardwalk_OBJ.rar 1.5 MB
Download Maya .ma file: UnderTheBoardwalk_MA.rar 1.5 MB
Download 3D Studio Max file: UnderTheBoardwalk_MAX.rar 827 KB
Download Lightwave file: UnderTheBoardwalk_LWO.rar 447 KB
Modeled by Serguei Kalentchouk.

Challenge #4: Bottle Collection
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ file: BottleCollection_OBJ.rar 593 KB
Download Maya .mb file: BottleCollection_MB.rar 258 KB
Download 3D Studio Max file: BottleCollection_3DS.rar 180 KB
Download Lightwave file: BottleCollection_LWO.rar 202 KB
Modeled by Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #3: Hairy Hare
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download polygon OBJ file: HairyHare_poly_OBJ.rar 63 KB
Download NURBS IGES file: HairyHare_NURBS_IGES.rar 57 KB
Modeled by Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #2: Four Scripts
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread (& Scripts)
Download OBJ format: FS_Kitchen_OBJ.rar 1.9 MB
Download Maya 7 .mb: FS_Kitchen_MB.rar 845 KB
Modeled by Jeremy Birn.

Challenge #1: Fruit Bowl
View Gallery | View Discussion Thread
Download OBJ format: fruit_OBJ.rar 5 MB
Download Maya 7 .mb: fruit_MB.rar 2 MB
Download Softimage XSI: fruit_XSI.rar 3.3 MB
Download Cinema 4D file: fruit_C4D.rar 2.8 MB
Modeled by Dan Wade.