This started as an experimental 3D composition. The base 3D geometry was rendered in 3ds Max with VRay global illumination. I created the semitransparent shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS5 using the new Perspective Grid tool, a very useful addition to the program. Then I brought everything into Photoshop and started playing around with color overlays, textures, and blocks of text arranged in perspective. I love what I ended up with. At least for now.