how many polys does it have? it is sooo pretttyyyy
What did you use to model this?
Modeled, surfaced, and comped in Softimage, created the textures using Photoshop and Illustrator.
How would one get into 3D rendering?
Well for most they study computer animation at a university. Some are even self taught using various websites with tutorials, a good example of one is Digital Tutors. ([link]) Also if you are majoring in computer animation good thing to do is get an internship at a studio learn a lot about the process and the pipeline of how everything comes together.
One of my fave tools. Ah, blowing things up. Good times. Good times...