LOL stwert, thanks mate. So they basically have a little bit of each but dont have the whole car so to speak? Yes I see what you mean...I use the outliner quite a bit now (never used to) to select the geo/groups etc for ease of modelling...hiding/transforming/texture/smooth etc and use that in conjunction the with AE for the properties I wish to edit. I havent really tried the hypergraph?? I use the hypershade a lot when I UV though.
Is there any reason why they dont have a graphical editor with all of the functions?
"A Darkness at Sethanon", a book I aspire to model some of the charcters and scenes