thanks t1ck - yeah, aside from the problems I have been having, depth maps seem to be fairly easy to use. I really don't have much experience when it comes to lighting, so I hope to leave myself a bit of time near the end to experiment.
Hey tiago2 - actually my avatar is a picture of Cheech Marin, which, if you know his work, may explain his disposition. er...as for a chick, mate, buy a magazine!
Thanks for the good words!
Due to dentist appointments and a 28 hour shift I haven't really got too much to show at the moment, but I am plugging away at it slowly whenever I get a chance.