Yes, very helpful.
I know it's going to be quite a steep learning exp, as I didn't get far with Bryce or Maya. But perseverance & dedication to the task, egged on by the immaculate vision
of my end goal will be the tools of success.
I guess I'll have to disconnect myself from the thralls of my obsession with Apophysis before that happens, easier said than done
Thanks for posting this here. I'm a great believer in these kinds of instructive mini-tuts. I'm sure many will benefit.