Wow, sorry for not getting around to answering... I imported this from the Borg Font, google it, its out there some where... its a replacement for one of the symbols, # i think... anyway, in Maya there is a text tool built in and i selected bevel as the primitive type, then it was a matter of scaling until I liked it. The lighting was all mental ray caustics using the dialectric material, with the ground being a dts material
lol, no, you cant do this in photoshop. well....you could, but it would take forever. i did this in Maya using caustics. final rendertime is about 30min. took about two and a half from start to finish.