from one fanboy to another, this is excellent man. i know so very little about textures and there practical use with regards to digital manipulation these days. honestly. that's true. i once dove head first into it, but then got distracted by other interests. as you know i still love to make textures, but i tend to 'over do' it.. i look at and study your textures and it gives me a better understanding of them. i just don't have the discipline to apply what i learn. i don't think it's the 'old dog new tricks' thing. probably just the opposite. more like attention deficit disorder. heh. cool stuff.