Well, hopefully I will get some work done today on the starships but I am waiting for LuxRender to finish rendering a queue of 15 images all to 1000 samples first. So until that is done, I cannot. But by my calculations, I should be able to work at them later this afternoon.
I found a generic utility belt for the belt. I used Metaform (in Poser 6) to create the field effect, and I think the phaser beam. (It’s been awhile.) Content Paradise recently posted some tutorials on YouTube; one of them was on transparency. So, instead of using partial transparency of .5 and fall-off of .5, I changed it to full transparency at 1.0, and fall-off of 1.0, which gives that lovely edge effect. Ambient was set to .5 to make the field mildly luminous.
done in Daz Studio 4.5 Pro with postwork done in Photoshop CS5
background created using stocks by frostbo (At DeviantArt)
asteroids - rendered in Daz Studio 4.5 Pro seperately as 2 layers using same light settings as ship and same render camera and then added in postwork.