Thanks for your comments. Besides Blender being a fantastic tool, the Blender community (Elysiun particularly) is largerly responsible for my enthusiasm in using the tool.
Indeed the image is quite dark. The strange thing is that the image i rendered in Blender doesn’t look so dark in the Blender Render window. It’s just after saving it to jpeg (could this be the problem ?! Maybe saving it to tga and then converting to jpeg ?!) that it becomes so dark. I’ll check the manual to see if i can find out what’s happenning.
I am using the particle system for the flames. Guess i’ll have to tweak a bit the parameters. Although this is a still image, i am not using the static setting (i just used the “dynamic” one and set the Sta parameter to a negative value). Maybe i’ll try the static configuration.
Also i am going to use some bump maps for the wall and the rope textures and then i’ll post the results here.
Once again, thanks for the tips.