So... I kinda put the 3D mais project on hiatus for the moment, since evidently working with smooth, curved objects like a mais is sooooooo much more complicated than square ones. That's why I decided to try and make a companion cube from Portal and Portal 2.
It took me most of 2 days (or was it 3? I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE!), but I believe I finally reached a result I can call decent enough. I wish I had planned this a little better so that I could have made the little pink streaks glow, but oh well. Maybe next time.
So I created one cube, it looked alright, then I tried again and it looked a little better but the painting didn't quite work on it, so I tried a third time and this is the result I got. I'm quite happy with it, to be honest. And of course, after I made one, I added several to try and make a nice little composition.
... but then I spent another day just to figure out how to work with the camera on this thing. I still have next to no idea how it works. I tried to get a nice little depth of field effect but it wouldn't work for anything, so I had to fake one using nodes, which I don't really understand, though I think I can get the hang of them better than the friggin' camera.
Yeah, it was probably 3 days. lol
Anyways, this is what I managed to get. I'm happy! Kind of. It could look better. But for a first attempt, I'd call that pretty good.