Well, then I guess I'll stress again how GREAT of a book Dan Ablan's "Inside Lightwave 7" is. Easy read, and very helpful. You can get it from amazon.com for pretty cheap used usually. Lightwave's animation tools (for movies) are top notch. From spaceflight to character movement, its great and easy to use. For another example of Lightwave 7 in action, you can look at the CG part of a fight scene I'm making. The link is [link=http://www.msu.edu/~rushkell/public/temple_test_6.mpg]HERE[/link].