dude i own this movie...its great...they had one for lotr too and gollum is perfect and theres this song in return of the king that the orcs sing and thats perfect... but thranduil was a creep in the animation
I know that, I mean it might be a hard effect to get just right. Are the stars purely realistic? Do they have a slight lack of realism that makes them happen to look better? Or maybe just star-like gems? Do they alter the light around his face? To the alter the light around those near him or in the setting? Are they seemingly suspended or part of a crown physically sitting on him? Will they affect other renders? Really there's just a lot of variables so I can see why such a thing would have been dropped in favor of just a simple crown.