One of the important FX shots in the show is an integration of 3D/CGI graphics and live action, a composited tracking shot showing a slow pull away from a live action set which is embedded in the wreckage of the ring section.
So at this point I had problems, running out of time, running out of memory, Joseph perhaps running out of patience but always a gent. I now left the fore and aft modules, though the engine in particular could have done with some more poly-lovin it was never meant to be seen closely. I returned to the centrifuge and completed some parts of it, but found I couldn't even render the parts without changing renderers, lighting and materials, and had no time for any of it. I sent what I had off, as a complete package but a large 'make it up as you go along' ship like this is never truly finished, only abandoned - I'm usually never happy but look back years later more objectively and think, hmm, that actually looked OK.
In fact for numerous reasons I didn't see a complete render of this ship at all (and properly assess my work) or even load all parts into the same scene until earlier this year, a gap of three-and-a-half years. So I will frustratingly leave you now without seeing the entire thing - until part 3.