Finally got this rendered. Took quite a while to boot. I’m not sure how I’m going to render this in video form though. I’m might have to resort to not using Mental Ray since the render above took a couple of hours to finish. As far as the image above, all in all I’m pretty happy how it turned out. Probably my only gripe with it is the shadows should have been more softer and darker towards the objects. Tried using different lights, but it gave me really grainy shadows that always upped the render times even further (higher samples resulted in less grain). So I guess you have your trade-offs.