Thanks for that.
I made some mistakes & need to work on things a bit but I'll keep at it, it's all very enjoyable.
Today I am going to work on your suggestions for rendering etc to try to get a better understanding of it all.
Thanks again for the help Darrel, it's opened up a whole new way of looking at TC.
Don't worry I am listening, I would be a fool not to listen, I just hope it shows!
I listen to everybody actually & try to take in what has been said.
I have been trying to gather as much info as I can & reading Henry's book & articles, Don's Tips, Johns posts, your advice, Andy's help & many other things.
Now you have hit the nail on the head, knowing "how anything works" is the key to understanding it!
I don't know how TC or how the RedSDK rendering engine works, I actually have "no' idea at all & this is problematic.
I come from a hands on working & drafting background & when it comes to software with no moving parts to tinker with or machine I'm lost & it's all trail & error to get what little results I get.
Darrel has given me a baseline to start from & that's a good start, I can only ruin things from there on
Thanks for posting the images of different renderings, I have yet to explore this properly but I am going to make a start today & see what I can accomplish in regards to this.
So many things to learn, it's great!
Thanks again Dean for you're explanation of things & the help!