The 6 render node licences of TG professional are running each on one PC.
2 core i7 with 8 and 16 GB are almost nonstop 7/24 busy.
1 core i7 with 32 GB is used for scene developement and rendering complicated and elaborate scenes with e.g. millions of plants
1 core i3 with 6MB for some "easy" parts like the space scenes
Same about my old acer AMD 4 core phenom with 8 GB: Too old and weak for developing scenes but good enough to render animations with no terrain like space scenes or actually the "inside Enterprise scenes"
One last licence I keep for office at the moment. For fast tests or make my boss interested into TG
In some weeks I can get a new decommissioned server (on the old one TG4 doesn't run) then the licence will move there.
Additionally since january I spent app. 800-900$ in pixelplow (including failures - sometimes I am just too hasty and inaccurate
The coming steps (I hope so):
In May / June the next "teaser" with a mostly peaceful but quite long scene at the poolhouse with sunrise and such romantic stuff.
In fall 2017 a "teaser" with R2D2 and BB8 in several scenes
At Christmas there could be a big remake of the journey of the Enterprise from Jupiter to Earth with the inside view of the crash between enterprise and the two TIE fighters. The remake of the older space scenes is necessary anyway because they were rendered in TG3 and the postwork-added starburst effects don't look as good as the TG4 effects.
Next year I want to close some more holes in the story -- there's still detail work to do what happens at the stargate in the wood and what's about the alien in the air shafts of the Enterprise.
In 2019 I will - no I MUST start the final of the film. I think I will need a year for many single scenes and the complicated animations.
And if everything works good, I will need 2020 for cutting, refining, editing, adding sound.
Ohh... here I remember that I was offered native english speaking voice talents... I think it was otakar and yossam.
I guess for the poolhouse teaser I will need you both! And additionally a female and another male voice (as Cap. Kirk) Could interested people here please give me a short pm please?