This is a piece I created using Maxwell Render, 3ds Max, Advanced Painter, and Photoshop. The sky image is part of an acrylic painting. It is meant to be a spooky dwelling place for some alien life form.
Maxwell Render is a program that has a strength for rendering geometry. For this piece, I took advantage of that and tried to use simple, but heavy geometry. Advanced painter allowed me to add all the straws, sticks and flowers quickly and easily. If you look closely you'll notice how simple the geometry actually is.