I am trying to do a 180 degree sweep and zoom in on a model bird house that I have modeled in maya. I have tried to use vue 10 xstream for the terrain and atmosphere and plants. Trouble is the scene alone is 45 million polys. It would take me an eternity to render a 1000 frames. I am wanting to make a lush garden background with lots of plants and mountains, also atmosphere. Does anybody know of an inexpensive way (lower poly count) to make a lush garden scene? Does not necessary have to have mental ray. Do I need to use differnt software other than vue or is it best to try and take live camera footage of a garden scene and use that as a backdrop? I have a amd phenom II X6 110T 3.30 GHz cpu. Any ideas on the best approach would be much appreiated.