Another shot with Wiley Coyote's Connie. I wanted to see how long I could spend doing a piece until I felt there was nothing left to do as it were. Everything I have learnt as of now is put into this shot. Lens flare, model lighting in max and the painting of nebulae. I also played about with filters and opacity with different lighting techniques in CS4 to give the ship a slight bloom effect. This pic has taken a good 5 days to get right and overall i'm very happy with it.
Here's to a New year!
Planet and Enterprise rigged and set up in 3ds max
Background and post effects in Photoshop CS4