More reworking, and more extensive than the last page. While I’m loath to throw out three backgrounds I worked pretty hard on (at the time), the Sabrosa readout is no longer accurate, the flight deck is no longer accurate, and in the new context, the doorway panel is unnecessary. This works over this page and the next – it chops two door passthroughs to one… and replaces old photoshop backgrounds with new bling.

The Daedalus shot in the last page was Scanline – I’ve moved to Mental Ray here, for a couple of good reasons. The first is that in some cases it’s a lot faster. The second is that the Sabrosa hates scanline. Boy does it ever hate scanline.

Oh, and another fun fact – thanks to having actually read a bit about rockets, physics, orbital mechanics, spaceflight, etceteras over the past few years… the Daedalus is now coasting. As it should. Full burn into an earth orbital insertion? Looks great, but I’d prefer to leave the OMG TREKNOLOGY!!! to the Aeon* and the Sabrosa for the time being.

* The black ship Whitehouse keeps seeing in Dead City Radio. The one that looks like a bug and an electrical plug had a baby. It’s made out of ninjas and unicorns, and you’ll see more of it when I get back to progressing that story.

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