Hello, Folks! This episode is interesting in that it’s my first return to 3D art in a long time.  The star gate, as you have probably imagined, was created in Google Sketchup 8.  So, I built the machine, I established the custom color palette, and I took the photo that converted into a copper surface.  (This copper plate was above a restaurant in  nearby open-air shopping mall.) Now that I mention it, I believe most textures I use were created by me–one of these days I’m going to package them up and sell them, or maybe give them away.