HAL's New Years Greetings

Hi I haven’t done much work with blender lately, but having holidays, I started to have a go with something. I started out with a sphere and was reminded of HAL 9000, so I went in that direction, but only from memories. Later on I found, that HAL’s eye looked mightily different from mine, but I liked mine, so I stuck with it. As the scene was already departing from what things really looked like, I just continued and found that all the transparencies had something in common with - a very nerdy - notion of Christmas (which was already over). And so HAL simply has a New Years message for us. Rendered in blender internal taking a whopping two hours. All the best to the blender community (which has extremely matured, while my skills haven’t) :smiley: Happy New Year!