08-20-2012, 04:23 PM
You are right, if this is to be used as a back plate, then the smoke would be an issue. In which case, i think making it into a stand alone image would be easier than cloning out all that smoke.
Does anyone recommend a 3d program for easy modeling/rendering into still images. Modo? Cinema 4D? I have a bit of experience with Maya and 3DS Max. But they are both quite intense and can take years to master.