Beam Core Antimatter Rocket Departing

I’m extremely pleased with this image. My first attempt was really “flat” with a dull composition, and really boring lighting. I posted it on the IAAA listserve, and got a LOT of helpful suggestions. I was skeptical of some, but tried all the ones I could, and was pleasantly surprised at the results! (Of course, one of the advantages of CGI is that it is relatively easy to change lighting and rearrange the elements).

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Nick Stevens

I studied astronomy at University College London, but failed to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I was on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digital formats using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Gaea, and Affinity Photo. I also enjoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, and others.

I'm particularly interested in the early Soviet space program, and I have served as a consultant on that subject.

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