i only render text and various details here and there.
most renders are not mine. some are real objects that i "digitize" to look cgi.
some are 2d renders that i make look cgi.
i had to add some teef in order to change laceys face into mumm-ra.
mostly i just dig deep. that mumm-ra was a 4 link/site deep dig.
i also do image search/collects daily. my image library is about 20 gigs worth of cgi renders alone. so i have pretty much anything i want to use already on hand.
RIP to the other 30-40 gigs lost on my dead comp.