Hey MJN! Gratz on the board!
I have an interesting request for ya.
Would it be possible to create a "template" file for 3DSM that functions like a tech room render, where those of us with our own models for weapons/missiles/ships would be able to drop in our own models and render a tech room cutscene?
I don't know how much of it you do in post-processing after getting the render from MAX, but say, a few different templates:
1: Standard 90 frame tech animation, where the first 30 frames show the ship being drawn and the other 60 are the ship rotating, like retail anims that we can loop with keyframes
2: More specific tech animation where the model is rotated around and shown from several angles, with the ability to add text at several points to "point out" various objects, or what each view is showcasing. There are a few retail animations like this.
Just a thought.