My entry for the 2008 Blender World Cup, with the theme “A Moment in Time.”
Render Time: 3 hours and 18 minutes on a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor.
Creation Time: approximately 60 hours over the course of a week and a half.
Number of playing cards in tower: 1,907.
Rendered with Blender Internal and composited with the GIMP.
Halfway through the creation of this, I discovered that French playing cards are actually quite different from Americans and British ones - so just pretend that Louis here is using an imported deck. The French text on the books and the box is accurate, however, I believe - but I’ll leave you to figure out what it says for yourself. :yes:
Higher resolution image available here.