I thought this would be an interesting project to take on and I’ve actually enjoyed it a lot. I’m working on cleaning it up. I am also working on the lighting because it’s just not feeling right. I’m not sure what it is yet. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.

Try applying a texture to a lamp and light that thing up a bit while emulating some wave-like lighting.

That should jazz things up a bit

Ok. I’ll give it a shot.

I was able to get it a bit brighter and I was able to figure out how to get my rays to shine through brighter. I’m guessing that some of the adjustments are going to have to be in the compositing. Originally I had a voronoi texture on a plane in my set up and when I tweaked it that helped a lot

I bumped up the texture on plane, bumped up the strength on the lamp and then I did some more in the compositing area.