[QUOTE=HBG2;1056751176]Well, if you can get a photo of the rain effect outside the changing portrait hall windows, you'd be the first. Probably a real challenge, though, and probably needs a very good camera indeed.
that is truly one of my favorite effects ever. as a kid I would just stare out those windows and wonder what's out there and how far it goes...
i think it's the same reason i used to (and still do!) love the Rankin and Bass animagic programs. the backgrounds just have so much depth that feeds the imagination..
the effect in the mansion just seems to triple the real estate and adds to the mood of isolation. whenever I can I still insist on lagging behind to look out the windows.
just think, today in their brilliance they would probably create the effect with a flat screen and 3D glasses!