So this is what has been bubbling away inside my Dad's beast of a PC for the last week, all 500 frames of it.

Ive been animating this since July and thats been the slow part, the rest of the time was spent tweaking lights, shaders, trying for hours to create render-efficient god rays and totally failing. It hasn't been solid work though, more of a very on and off thing. The are some glitchy frames in the middle of the shot where Maya's nCloth decided to have some spasms but other than that the final render looks good. It'd be sic with sound I imagine. Another time...

A quick(ish) model made for my Granny's birthday card. She loves her painting.