Challenge #860 "Mysterious Device" (13/12/19) Entries CLOSED

Theme #860 for Friday 13th of December 2019 is:

Mysterious Device

Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (Mon, Dec 16, 2019 10:30 PM)

“There are two main goals for these contests: Fun and Glory.
Fun: You get only 4 days to create a cool image, based on the theme for the week.
Glory: After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared. The winner picks the theme for next week.”

Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.
For details please check out the: CHALLENGE RULES

Btw.: Comments are welcome in both threads (entries/voting). Have fun! :slight_smile:


already have a bunch of ideas.

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I suppose at least one of them involves a big red button written “DO NOT PRESS”? :smiley:

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Already have an ambitious idea. It is unknown whether I can pull it off in this time-span

One of these @Millani ?

not an entry


How it works?



close… it does have a button.

PURE - eevee render - blender 2.81 -


im trying to render my image, but theres a weird pink glow, and i dont know why it’s happening. any help?

That’s great @Harris_Siompos, especially considering the movie you choose for the label. Kinda hard to read though. :rofl:

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Did you remove a hdri environment image. Check your world nodes to see if it is showing something not connected?

I’m not using a hdri.

Pink glow like this?

Looks to me like a pink wall texture and if using denoise then that could cause a blotchy look as well but again I am just a pee-on blenderer so no real ideas other than double check what your possible textures look like with the node wrangler at each material output to see if you find anything that is a red hue that could either be causing light bounces. But again no clue.

Can you upload the blend file? Maybe that will help to figure that one out.
Btw.: Does this also happen with Blender 2.81a?

What good is checking the time?
Pure, Cycles, 2.81


NVM, got it.
I had to render it on a different computer, and it turns out not all of the textures were packed!


Title “Parts”

They knew it, but couldn’t do anything about it. Free will? Is that what they wanted? All they knew, they were part of a mysterious machine, but no-one knew exactly what it was.


Mysterious box
This device is so mysterious that even its author doesn’t know what it is used for.
Pure entry, Blender 2.80, Eevee, 128 samples


Great theme, I made something so mysterious even I do not have a clue what it could be. Hope you like it though! :slight_smile:

‘Mysterious Device’