Started as a valentines card for my wife. I Also wanted to delve further into mental ray and the arch and design materials in Max 2009. Started with the base arch and design mats and tweaked to get the results I wanted. The Heart is a SSS Fast mat with diffuse, spec, and bump maps. I created an AO map for the heart in Zbrush. Box modeled the heart, then turbosmooth, and used pelt mapping and relax. Mental Ray and Fiinal Gather for the rendering.Was hoping to maybe open some doors for some medical side jobs....next up INTESTINES! Thanks to my co workers for thier eyes in helping me tweak this piece.