Worked like a charm. Thank you very much, The world is very bright now - perfect. Our inexperience with Max is our biggest liability at the moment but we are learning slowly.
btw, the character rigging issues we had several weeks ago are resolved but as a result we had to let one of our designers go because he just didn't know enough to rig the character the way we needed. Thanks for all your help so far with the assets and the character rigging advice. It cleared up a lot of issues.