This is something I put together between yesterday and today. It was a bit of a pain in the butt because trueSpace 7 kept crashing because of the number of meshes that were loaded. It didn’t have a problem until I went to delete some and add others. trueSpace 4 wouldn’t have had that problem but I only use version 4 for modeling because the lights are better in trueSpace 7. So, I put up with the program crashing until I finally got it done. I added only a few ships at a time and rendered them as .png files to decrease the problems with tS7 but it still had some issues.
Anywho, here it is. There are a bunch of Easter Eggs in this one, mostly “canon” ships that made an appearance as background ships, along with a couple of non-Trek things. One is a ship that appears in all of my Trek space station scenes.
UPDATE: scifieric mentioned on his forum that he was having trouble seeing the ships that were right up against the station. I had feared that might be the case for people whose monitors aren’t bright like mine is. So, with some minor modifications, I was able to mostly fix that. I moved the two Reliants and re-rendered that layer. I’d originally thought it might be cool to have the closer Reliant dramiatically flying away from the station but I think I like this version better. You can see more of the station and it feels less cluttered, IMO. The only ship that’s still right up against the station that I didn’t move is the destroyer. I’d have to re-render the station to fix that, (which takes hours) so it’s staying where it is. Besides, I want to have some overlap. Otherwise, it won’t look natural, IMO.