I have a couple projects I come back to every now and then to see if I can do better or how much faster my new software/computer is using the projects as a way to compare render times etc.
This one I did originally to encourage a friend to write a story he wanted to write and I liked it enough to keep reworking it.
The big difference this time was cutting the render time dramatically by using textures to detail the model instead of polygons so the model is really simple overall. I was also able to add many more details which I think make the station look much larger.
Below: the 2015 image is on top and the new on below.