Thanks for your kind words, much appreciated All in all, the scene has only one light, which lights up the entrance, other than that, I did not use GI, instead I used a HDRI image, and that is what is lighting the whole scene. IF you want some very nice high quality FREE HDRI images, evermotion is kindly giving away some excellent high res images, I don't know how long they are going to be doing this, but here is the link....
As for using a HDRI image in Maya, just insert the HDRI image into the Image Based Lighting option in your Mray Options.
Hope it helps
Alienscience.......Howdy, yeah I am, we are doing a few projects for a few clients at the moment, this house is being made just to add to our portfolio, you can never have too much work to show..hehe.. Cheers