Screen caps of an upcoming video. You may be thinking "OMG ITS FROM A TUTORIAL" , in which case, calm down. Yes, I followed this tutorial, but that's because I had no idea how the step effector worked, and now I do. I like having a luminance material as a background that merges with the objects completely, though. It's a really nice effect.
Still thinking about planets and environments and stuff. I put a lumninance channel on the bad looking exhaust or whatever and I thought 'eh looks ok'. I then changed a few settings (don't even know which), and figured out how to add textures to specific polygons. AWESOME. I go eat a fruit, have a drink of coffee and I come back to that second one. WHAT? That looks awesome! Totally on accident, I swear it.