this is beginning to shape up - very atmospheric, and with all the over-lapping elements, you have the bare bones for creating a very spatial and immersive scene - check out Leo's blog for some nice use of layers to create a sense of recession and depth.
Ah will do thanks phil :)
A clarification; Alan WON"T be looking at students' Maya work until Monday of next week, which means you have the weekend to complete your various exercises. I know Alan has spoken with the class about this already - so I'm just confirming it from an assessment point of view. I'll do my best to post this message on everyone's blog, but if you could spread the word, I'd be grateful. Cheers!