Close up of a house

This is a single frame from an animation that was made with Maya and rendered with mental ray.  The little boy in the window is eating Trix while swinging his legs under the table.

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Here are two minor variations, with the wood trim around the window colored differently and with a cement-textured bump map added:

The giant cabana

This is the cover image from my textbook: 3D Animation for the Raw Beginner, which you can find on 3DbyBuzz.com.  The models were made with Maya and rendered with mental ray.

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Here is the same structure with stone arches: