This marks the first time in a long time that I’ve used someone else’s mesh. I think the last one was scifieric’s great TOS Enterprise. However, I’m determined to learn Blender, so I decided to DL some Trek meshes and try some pretty basic images. Dennis Bailey’s 1701-refit was a great one to start with. I mean, this mesh is freakin’ fantastic and Eric Clark did a great job converting it to Blender and rigging up some TMP-style lights. It renders pretty quickly, though more so in Blender 2.54 Beta than in 2.49.2, so 2.54 Beta is what I used. Anywho, this was a basic image to see if I could do a decent composition in Blender. I still have much to learn, but I think it turned out pretty well. I’ll probably make a planet for my next one, instead of dropping in a NASA image.