Flash Gordon punches his way through the ring-plane!
Seems like Flash’s solutions often involved punching.
Five layers composited in Photoshop.
One layer using Bullet physics to punch spaceship through the foreground ring objects.
Second layer, background ring objects.
Third layer, planet object.
Fourth and fifth layers, star and nebula background images.
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Perhaps some motion blur on the particles (a lot of it) and a tad on the ship might make things a bit more dynamic. Right now it looks very static.
Flash is (was) all about OOMPH !! So I’d give it a lot more dynamism.
Oh, and I just realized that what I thought was a long spaceship actually has a bunch of rocket exhaust behind it that seems at first glance like just an extension of the body. Maybe give it a bright orange glow, or if you want to make it like the old TV shows, maybe some transparent smoke with some depth to it. And of course you should add the thin wires holding the ship up….
Well, if you’re going by the old serials, then instead of a bright orange glow it should be a bright black and white glow!