Here's Realistic Palm Tree scene. There are several cameras, sunlight and 'tree' object.
All the textures are 3d max procedural, no need to assign a texture map from outside.
You can obtain BOTH SCANLINE max 2011 and VRAY max 2011 scenes in two different files. OBJ (without animation), FBX (with turntable animation) files and 3DS (with turntable animation) are also included...
Presentation images are from vray rendering and turntable is from scanline rendering.
For other formats, maps should be put in a folder of which path is determined by the 3d software.
If you want to work this with Vray 2.0 software and if the render settings happen to be lost , find the preset file at the supporting items part.
With i7 1.6 ghz 8gb ram machine, it took 14 minutes for 1200x1200px turntable animation. It took 10 min for 1200x1200px single image rendering for Vray and raytraced scanline...
Dimensions are in cm: