malefico: Thanks. Kurt Vonnegut has many good books. I like Galapagos or Breakfast of Champions.
BgDM: Your complement means a lot - I like most of your work. I set a spotlight to track an empty and then duplicated about 35 more in varying rings of elevation and intensity. I made a link between the lamp datablocks of the various elevations so that I would only have to change like 4 of them. Then as the spots got higher they also got brighter. I find I have a lot more control over the lighting this way that the “dupliverts” way. I didn’t read this method anywhere but it just seemed better than the others - same basic technique.
I might have a tutorial on something like this on my website if the dns ever f***ing propogates! Right now I have to use the IP address to access it! Its been 4 weeks. Anyway, anyone interested should stop by my site. I’ll have it up there soon.