Thanks for that, yes some words of wisdom there.
You obviously haven’t read some of my other help I have posted here. Just go to my render thread, link in sig, and at the top of post one page one are some links.
Yes I will be trying to explain things in laymans terms, I am still learning as I do this so hopefully you should be able to follow it to a good conclusion.
No I won’t be using a sphere but a figure, probably M or V4 as this machine I have is playing me up with using DS 4.5. As soon as I add anyy lights, like Sickle’s above, it crashes and now even with one duistant light only it crashes. I have rendered a largish scene in DS3A lately so that shouldn’t cause any trouble. So I will have to switch to DS3A. However I will provide DS4.5 screenshots for the surfaces pane so everyone with DS4.5 will be able to see what they have clearly.
I was just coming to post that this will take longer than I hoped due to using DS3A. But I am still intent on doing it. I have started to do the write up.