Deck 5 fills out
Finished some new deck plating for deck 5 and duplicated some corridor sections allowing me to take a few steps back and gain a better perspective of this section of the ship which I’ve been focusing on for so long now. I finally added the airtight doors (far right) that were planned for the workbee stowage bay and began a new concentric corridor (just opposite the door) which will be the primary passageway for life boat access. It is further inboard than the cargo corridor which still begins at the end and to the left of this now fully depicted radial corridor. I added some labels too.
I’d like to eventually do more with the corridor space currently behind the camera, but now that I have this hatch to workbee stowage in place (as well as the docking ring hatch in the loading bay), I’m really looking forward to incorporating that bay into ‘the circuit of habitability’ so to speak. That should be fun. 😀
I’ve had a number of these elements loosely planned out for some time, but I procrastinated any renders since I had yet to finish the texture mapping of the floor mattes, which is a pretty custom intense task I also procrastinated. Given the extremely long time to render, I simply didn’t want to waste time on that without having that feature in place, even on test shots.
Here are some older renders of this same corridor before completion.