You're welcome! The older tutorials are a bit outdated now because of changes in the interface and new features. So if you have any trouble, feel free to ask questions. I'm always glad to answer specific questions. :~)
That's very generous of you. My main prob even after reading your tutorial on the 3d nab is zooming. Aargh. I want to select a part of my image to zoom in, in either main render window or the 3d navi but I seem to only zoom in so far then the image disappears. I feel like I've tried everything, changing numbers, ticking or unpicking boxes. It's a shame as want to know what is lurking deeper. Any thoughts? Cheers
Yes, I can help with that. In the 3d navi window, generally if the image disappears you can do one of several things to help zoom. Make sure all the controls are visible by clicking the two arrows at the bottom right of the navi window. You should now see the box labeled fixed zoom and steps (bottom right again). If this is not checked, and your image fades out while zooming, then you need to raise the Far plane setting (bottom right) to something like 200 or even 1000. If the fixed zoom and steps is checked, then do the same thing. Often though, you can only zoom so far with the fixed zoom and steps selected, and then it will stop zooming and the image will fade away no matter what. If it does, then just deselect it and try zooming with the higher far plane setting. You may also need to make sure the depth setting slider in the lighting window under the ambient tab is all the way to the far left. Again, generally speaking, the depth slider will only give you trouble in zooming if the far plane setting is low. For instance between 1 and 50... Hope this gets you going!