Here’s to the next fifty years.
Unlike my 2007 Enterprise model, this version has an integrated hangar bay. This will allow me to have shots of shuttlecraft taking off and landing shown from a P.O.V. outside the ship. The integrated bay will be relatively low poly; I’ll still have a higher-poly version for closeups.
In honor of today’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality in Virginia, here is a new image of the Enterprise orbiting the Earth that I recently rendered. The background image of Mother Earth is a public domain image taken during U.S. space shuttle mission STS-71 of the Earth and the late, great Mir space station. You can view the original background image here.
The Enterprise visits the spectacular Orion Nebula in this new image I completed over the weekend for a friend of mine. The background image is from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.