Computer is operational
I want to give a huge thanks to Damian who helped pay for the replacement unit and consequently, for the replacement hard drive I’ll be ordering this weekend. I will still be using my old hard drive, but only for installed programs and anything that can be reproduced from source files (compiled videos, renders, etc). All of my project files and other things will be migrated over to the new drive where they’ll be safe from malfunction.
I thank you all for your support and advice! It means a lot and will definitely help push me to get Delura back to full production again.
As a bonus, Raymation3d is helping me out with some texturing and sent me a work-in-progress!
Some test lighting applied below.