Laffer, sure I could do a camera sweep animation when I'm done.
Leffman: I played around with Real 3D aswell on the Amiga, but it wan't until I started watching a lot of instruction videos for Maya around 2004 I got really good. I'm using an unbiased render, Maxwell. It takes a little longer to render but you can concentrate on the materials and don't have to fiddle with tons of parameters and try to fake stuff.
The time varies a lot, it heavyli depends on the materials, also indoor renders (a closed space) take a lot longer.
That A2000 took about 15 minutes (there are no walls or ceiling) , but a complex indoors scene usually takes tens of hours.