Some quick comments. The first one is my headline topic. After reading every tut out there for Kerkythea, the free renderer, I was finally able to achieve an image I like:
It's really a pro renderer, you just got to understand how it works and you'll be up and running in no time. The community was also very supportive during the process of learning how to use it. Thanks Kt guys! :D Another good point is its integration with blender. So you really have a killer combo here to create some nice images.
And, on a quicker note; DAZ3d purchased Corel Bryce 5 and is now offering it for free until sptember 6/06. So if you want to have a nice 3d landscape creation software (with rendering and animation) don't hesitate to follow this link:
Bryce 5 Free
see you soon with some more news of the 3d world!