I want to thank Jason Schleifer for encouraging us all to learn MEL, Olivier Renouard for the inspiring discussions, Bay Raitt for his fantastic work on Gollum, his talk at the 3D-Festival 2003, and for allowing me to post an early version of a combination script in his spiraloid forum.

Further thanks go to Matt Estela, Michael Aerni, Jens Vielhaben and the whole team of Trixter, and all who have helped with questions and comments.

But most of all, I want to thank my family, especially my father Martin Pook for the thousands of hours of talking and discussing the bcs theory and program structure.