The Vostok-Mercury is a sci-fi spacecraft that I designed as a concept for humanities first steps into far off space exploration. It's a modular craft like the space stations we have now.
The model has a rudimentary rig in place for rotating solar arrays, detaching the command module, and each engine is tied into a point helper. When I used this model for an animation I applied a noise to the point helpers that I rampped up when the rockets ignited so that they would rattle. On a separate layer is a low poly proxy version of the craft that I used to speed up feedback while animating.
All of the materials are set up for vray rendering in max. What few textures maps there are aren't very big, but most of the texturing I did procedural.