Getting close to the finish line! Today’s work in progress is a test of the warp drive and impulse engine effects. I think the impulse engines are “throbbing” a little too much (as if they were under stress or malfunctioning); I may need to tweak that. I’m also still not quite satisfied with the appearance of the lighting effects for the blue and orange warp conduits snaking up the inboard side of each nacelle pylon; I will be tweaking that too.
What I won’t be tweaking are the rotating (and counter-rotating!) “pistons” that you can glimpse beneath the “fins” behind the warp nacelle domes. On the 11′ studio miniature used back in the 60’s, these were solid objects, but they always looked like vents to me. Well, now they are vents, so sometimes you’ll be able to espy what’s going on down there.