3d program for a background like this ...
First let me say what a fantastic forum this is, i'd go so far as to say the best out there. I'm hoping that you may be able to help point me in the right direction - i'm looking to shoot this thursday a couple of people and drop them into a "planet" background like this, but more high key - both close up (so you can't see their feet) and further away (so you can see their feet) - and also include shadows. The "planet" that i end up with, i'd like to look like it's made out of porcelain, so i guess it would have the character of the first shot, and the look of the second ... sorry for the bad description!
I'm good at photoshop, so extraction and comping's fine, but i haven't a clue when it comes to 3d - the more simple the better as my deadline is monday (!) I'm not really fussed about whether the app is fully featured or cut down, as i'm keen to get into 3d and am happy to explore a bit.
Thanks for any help, and all the best,