Some obvious problems with this render are slight over exposure in some areas, and a lot of twinkling across frames, this is mainly due to the render settings being lowered for animation and also video compression and downscaling seem to amplify the effect.
These 4,500 720p frames took around 180hours to render out with a Quad Corei7 975 Extreme.
See the video in HD here: [link]
Pan & Zoom around the full size 4000x3000px render here: [link]
Особенно порадовали висящие Максовские чайники.
Это всё - всё 3DS Max?
Does the wing articulate?!
Just to needlessly nitpick, gold is an impossible colour for the rotors to be as they are made of silicon carbide.
"twinkling" you wrote about is caused by the default 3dmax's glow effect. Algorithm search for requested value and make it "glow", but without option to scale output- that's why it can't decide between "on" and "off" when value is close to parameter- which is problem in 90% of situations. I suggest switching to cebas effects, or playing around with max's effects (scaling output by using few same effects with close values and different output power, or whatever..)
Either way the problem is a real pain because you have to render a small sequence each time just to check for it.
Thanks for the info, most useful.