I made this rendering in 3D
Studio MAX R3. It's a very cool program, if you haven't used
it before, I would recommend picking it up. I found a few textures on 3dcafe.com as well as that
biplane you see there.
This rendering includes:
1 light source (the sun)
Reflective surfaces on the water and the plane
Animated water with waves upon waves (uses bumpmapping)
Smoke effect from engine on biplane
Motion blur on spinning propeller
When I finish this scene, I will
make the .3DS file and .MAX file available for download.