The dog is real video footage mapped with an alpha channel onto a single polygon. The tiki doghouse is 3D. The flower pot is 3D but the plant is another 2D image map. I cheat whenever possible because it looks more real when you mix and match various techniques. Carrara makes all this very simple and quick.
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