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TDU Lighting Challenges : Free Asset Library

Download it. Light it. Put it on your demo reel!

What’s the hardest part about getting your first job as a Lighting Artist?

Finding good 3D models to light! After all, how can you demonstrate your ability to light if you don’t have a model to light!?!?

And let me guess...you’ve tried downloading models from other sites only to find the UVs out of whack or the normals all screwy. Now you are stuck spending days cleaning up someone else’s model before even beginning the lighting process.

So frustrating!!

That is where TDU comes in. We strive to provide you with the best models to practice all your lighting and texturing. We strive to provide you with fantastic, free assets to download and light right away!

Exclusive tdu assets ready for you to light!

TDU Alley


TDU Light Bulb Dancing Family

TDU Drogon

TDU Ballman

How do I download the models?

Click here to gain access to our TDU Challenge Library. Once inside, you have the ability to download any model you would like. Just click the “Download It” button.

What do I do after I light it?

Don’t be selfish with it...SHOW IT! Click the “Show It” link and you will be able to upload your image to our Work-In-Progress gallery.

Can I use it on my demo reel?

YES! That’s the whole point!!!

Because at the end of the day, our ultimate goal is to get you your dream job in VFX and Animation. That can only be achieved if you have a great reel. And you can only have a great lighting reel if you have great assets to light!

We know how crucial this is to your development so we will continue to grow our library with characters and scenes to give you everything you need to chase your dreams.

Happy Lighting!

Class Curriculum


  TDU Alley
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  TDU Dancing Light Family
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  TDU Drogon
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  TDU Ballman
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  TDU Bunny
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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get the assets to start lighting?
Register here for free and gain access to all the assets in the TDU Lighting Challenge library.
Will I get feedback on my challenges?
Post your work in the Show it! section under the appropriate asset and get peer feedback! Plus, if you are an enrolled student in one of our courses, you have access to the FB private group where you can post and get feedback from a community of industry professionals and peers!
Who do I go to if I have questions?
Feel free to message us at headmasters@td-u.com with any questions!

TDU Alley, TDU light family, TDU drogon & TDU ballman + many more to come!

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