Early Christmas Card *Updated*

I decided to jump in and do this year’s Card/Image a little early. Render time was about 30 minutes. The white border was added in Photoshop.

I may have went overboard on the shiny sphere thing, but hey, I like it. C&C is welcome, although it’s unlikely much change will occur at this point. Thanks.

http://gallery.mudpuddle.co.nz/albums/TGinn/Christmass.jpg

UPDATE
Since your suggestions were all so kind I thought I might do a little update. Let me know if you think it’s better. =) I certainly think so.

http://gallery.mudpuddle.co.nz/albums/TGinn/christmas.jpg

I think it looks great.

I’m not sure about the lack of a background, but it dosn’t bother me too much. The only thing is that I’ve never seen starlight mints with such a huge red center. Seems odd to me.

Very nice!

Very nice! My only crit is that the aspect ratio seems off. The ornaments should really be spherical, but right now they look squashed into more of an egg shape. This should be easily fixable, but I definitely think it’s a problem.

–Colin

Really nicely done.

BgDM

hate christmas…love your render :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

This is a bit of a bump, but hey, I don’t post often enough anyways. I fixed the problems described and a few others too. I think the image really stands out now. Thanks again.