This was a ridiculously fun exercise in using target cameras, f-curves, target lights, polygon lights, animating an object along a spline/rail path and simple expressions within Cinema 4D.
And, far more important, what's the point in learning 3D animation if you can't play with spaceships!?
Check out scifi3d.com/ for some insanely awesome, 3D spacecraft.
Note: This pass is for ANIMATION ONLY. No artistic emphasis has been placed on lighting, texturing or rendering. Or sound effects for that matter! Stay tuned for more...