Here is a commission project I have worked on for a little while on the side. From the mind of Phil Taylor and others is "The Time Machine" or Impossible Cog if you prefer.
This is a 3D model, made from nothing more than Maya and Photoshop using Mental Ray. One of my favorite pieces by far! Gears are indeed one of my favorite things, and I don't ever see myself getting tired of them. It really helps to get in the mood by listening to H. G. Wells's The Time Machine on audiobook. This picture is in widescreen, but the final release will be a square album photo.
On a small side note I have been tinkering with an underground lava factory scene using the same 2 programs. I do love my Oranges and Blues!