This is a close-up of my previous picture Pyrite . I changed some Poser settings .. most notably I made the reflection maps spherical maps in stead of ray-traced … the main result is that this took about 15 minutes to render, while the ray-traced one took 4 days.
It looks good enough but I must say I think the ray-traced one has a special glow to it that is lacking here. But considering the saving in time … ah well :)
Background image generated with Apophysis.
A tiny little bit of post work done in Photoshop, notably on the eye.
Thanks to Dave for suggestions about this image :)
Larger version available for download.