Hmmn, forgotten about this whole animation thing. I might try making a ship which is basically a little fighter transport, with doors that open to release the fighters. Once I get to that point I might try to see if I can't get the darn thing animated. To have the doors open and close that is. Actually, come to think of it, the ship I'm thinking of working on is a renegadelegion ship, little fighter carrier with 6 fighters each with its own door and some holding arms. I wonder if I could instead of having a hangar, basically have each fighter docked to some arm inside the ship. then instead of exiting a hangar, the doors would open, the fighter would undock and then fly out. Of course, that might lead to all kinds of crashing into things. But who knows.
There's something vaguely similar in TBP when in Raider wars they tried to emulate a cargofrieghter carrier. Where the cargo opens up to release a fighter each. But instead of opening, the cargo pods just exploded and the fighters were there instead. Obviously, a little different.