Bummer. Sorry man. I guess I should have expressed a bit more urgency.
Being critical would be the height of "blaming the messenger". Thanks for the heads up - bad timing for me .
I'll have to wait until its affordable again.
Wow. The both look amazing.
I've been using Vue for a long time now. Done some effects for local movies, but they were all landscapes, (some extremely vast). I've only done one space shot with the program, which was a animation shot for a pan around of a starship. I've also done my best to make some materials for stars, but that's still a work in progress.
I'm kinda curious, you mentioned tutorials. From where? I'm always interested in watching/reading new stuff. Geekatplay.com has some great tutorials for the program, worth checking out.