this is my instructable for the Jack o' Lantern challenge.
I used the 3ds max software (german version) and uploaded more photos, which show step by step how it's made.
First you create a sphere with an average amount of segments.
Draw a smooth line onto the X-Y- plane to create the stem.
Draw a few lines on your perception of the grimace.
In the next Steps I want to show you how to create the surroundings.
At least I want to complete my scene with some leaves.
In the last step you can copy the leaves into the scene and translate, rotate and scale it.
Now you can add a few materials to each object. (Most of the materials are based on bitmap-images.)
Here you can see the rendered scene with materials but also without light.
To create some atmosphere in this picture you have to add some lights.
Now you can see the final rendering. It is rendered with Mental Ray in about 4hours.
For the post-production I used Photoshop. I added some effects for example the fog.
This was my entry for this challenge. Thanks for reading my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it. I would be happy if you vote for me.