The USS Enterprise-D was the result of the ongoing technological advancements Starfleet had made since the commissioning the USS Excelsior. Whilst it wasn't the marvel that many had hoped for it was the most capable Exploration starship at its disposal. The Enterprise-D would go on to become one of the most iconic vessels in the Federations history.
Back into the Star Trek fold I wanted to make something with the Galaxy Class. It also pressed me into the foray of making planets in 3ds max. After a few attempts to get the Texture to look good close up it pretty much fell into place. I also now have the Vray plugin for max which I used to light the Galaxy. It creates an awesome light set up and renders much quicker.
Galaxy and Bottom planet rendered in 3ds Max
Post effects and background in Photoshop