I am humbled by your comment Des....Thank you, you are too kind. This is how I feel when I see Ali's work who inspires me to persevere with Apo. Her space art is amazing and my thoughts are that if I can make anything even 1/100th as pretty as Ali can, I would be happy. To read your comment that MY work inspires you....is a priceless compliment.
I was just looking at the tutorial again because I am intrigued with the camera angles and movement of the finished animation AND the fact that you can add flickering stars as the camera moves around. I was entertaining the notion of animating my last piece Firefly.......THEN looked up the software.