I haven't posted anything for ages because I've been cracking on with the project.
Jonny posted a test render so of course that means I have to too.
Vimeo link right here.
I thought of a tricksy way to do the background and environment, and I have to say... thanks to Simon for the idea.
One more thing. After completing the enveloping stage in max, I feel like I've walked through hell and come out only fainly smelling of smoke.