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TDU Lighting Challenges : 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 the best assets to download and light right away!

TDU NOVEMBER LIGHTING CHALLENGE HAPPENING NOW!

Basic Rules

Step 1. Download the Model

Step 2. Light It

Step 3. Post It To The Facebook Lighting Community Group Page By November 30th.

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/TDULighting/)

Step 4. Best Image Gets $100 Amazon Gift Card!!!


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Exclusive tdu assets ready for you to light!

TDU Lighting Challenge #5 - Boy & Snail!!! - Created by Sara Tarr

TDU Lighting Challenge #4 - Axototl!!! - Created by Sara Tarr

TDU Lighting Challenge #3 - Monster Attack!!! - Animation by Nishant Greene, Rig provided by AnimSchool

TDU Lighting Challenge #2 - The Attic - Model by Alex Mateo, Concept by Jeremy Vickery


TDU Lighting Challenge #1 - Mr. Bean! - Created by Bruno Ponte and provided by Pixar's Renderman

TDU Alley - Created by Anuar Figueroa


TDU Light Bulb Dancing Family

TDU Ballman



DOWNLOAD THIS ASSET FOR FREE!

This asset by Alex Mateo (asset creator) and Jeremy Vickery (concept artist) was generously donated to TDU for a lighting challenge. You can access this model FOR FREE by downloading by clicking here. Happy Lighting!



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.

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!

Course Curriculum


  Lighting Challenge #5 - A Boy & A Snail
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  Lighting Challenge #4 - Axolotl!!
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  TDU Lighting Challenge #3 :: Monster Attack!! :: Summer 2019
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  TDU Lighting Challenge #2 :: The Attic :: May 2019
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  TDU Lighting Challenge #1 :: Mr. Bean :: April 2019
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  TDU Alley
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  TDU Dancing Light Family
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  TDU Ballman
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  TDU | Turbosquid : Parthenon
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  TDU | Turbosquid : Statue of Liberty
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  TDU Bunny
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  Links To Other Free Downloads We Love!
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Frequently Asked Questions


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?
Contact Us at [email protected] with any questions!

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