Challenge #871 Voting CLOSED

This week’s theme:


Which entry would you like to see win?
(If you cannot decide, pick up to 3.)
  • Sanne
  • RayVelcoro
  • zeealpal
  • jutu74
  • JoeGuy
  • OLG
  • fcharr
  • Watndit
  • claus82
  • unyxium
  • OrganicAdapter
  • Komojo
  • rarebit
  • Noah_OK
  • 3dnotguru
  • Nate_T
  • g60
  • Slartibartfast
  • deltaray
  • beau11

0 voters

After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared: The voting will close on: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 11:00 PM.
The winner picks the theme for next week.

If the winner doesn’t supply a theme before Thursday 22:30 GMT, the organizer will select the theme. In this case, the winner’s theme will be used the next time we are lacking a theme on Thursday 22:30 GMT. :slight_smile:

Having selected the theme, the winner will not be eligible to enter that week. They may however still submit an image, but it won’t be included in the voting.

This week’s winner:

Pure Entries

Sanne: Petals

RayVelcoro: wip

zeealpal: LaserRefraction

jutu74: untitled

JoeGuy: Crystal

OLG: Lotus Dazzle

fcharr: Fluff

Watndit: Glass Sword

claus82: the humanizer project

unyxium: Crystal Clear Pond

OrganicAdapter: Relax room

Komojo: Dolphin Family

rarebit: PIGLETS

Noah_OK: Caustic Diamond Butterfly

3dnotguru: HF

Nate_T: Stellar Nova

g60: Green Peace jars

Slartibartfast: CA_Contest_Render_Caustics

deltaray: Glowing dragon dice

Open Entries

beau11: Illuminating The Depths

(Open (grass essentials))

Non-competing Entries

Photox: Evil Raised Eyebrow

purbosky: Fleur

Helge: Causticus

kaidoe: Whiskey Pour

B.Y.O.B: Lurking

sayris: glass

Millani: Caustic Corrosion


@fchar, it’s so fluffy!

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Voted for Sanne, lovely composition.

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Thank you, likewise, you got mine also.

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And… the winner of Weekend Challenge 871 with votes from 30.2% of the voters is… deltaray!
Here’s to all the great participators…

Glowing dragon dice


Thanks everybody for the votes. I’m thrilled to win and to be in the top row for the first time. I feel like I’ve really made progress and reached a milestone. This is my first BWC win since 2012 when I won BWC #499.7 with a render of a bolt for my then soon to be son’s baby crib. He is now 7 and has recently been learning to use Blender with me. :wink:


Congrats @deltaray, beatiful image. I love those polyhedra. :slight_smile:

Lovely story about your last win and blendering with your son. Images are gone, though, sadly.

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I have mine on my public Facebook 3D album here

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Thank you. I found it also here on BA. Nice images you have there, great work.

I just checked. Actually, most of the images are still there (technically). Unfortunately, they don’t show up because something seems to have happened to the image URLs:

This is @deltaray’s current image URL from the 2012 entry:

If you remove “d=1356375391” from the URLs you get:

Everything works just fine with this URL:

Not sure how this happened. Maybe @bartv can do something about this. :pleading_face: :slight_smile:


Looks like that’s a migration issue? It’s been two years, I won’t fix those anymore, sorry.

Understandable :slight_smile: Thanks for all your work for us, Bart.

Interesting, thanks for looking into it.

@deltaray, congrats. Really nostalgic render. Going down memory lane. :wink:

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I wasn’t satisfied with the initial results that I submitted and found that I was having trouble with opencl functionality due to driver issues, so I fixed that and was able to correct some other issues as well. Thanks to those in the Lighting and Rendering support forum for their help.

  • Made several changes to render settings
  • I changed to area lamps
  • flipped the normals on the 10 sided dice (was inverted for some reason)
  • added some bump mapping to the pencil and beveled it’s long edges
  • Corrected the IOR of the dice to 1.46 which is more realistic for plastic than 1.6.


Congrats for winning!
Nice improvements in that iteration. The last thing to fix in my eyes would be the low-resolution paper texture.

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This is far better !!!
now i know why you won :slight_smile:

Congratz @deltaray !