Some acknowledgements are in order, I think. I want to thank the following people:
–Nenad and others who posted encouragement and useful constructive criticism on this thread.
–Joe Alter for sponsoring one of the Aqsis rendering challenges (in which I won a copy of Shave and a Haircut). Shave was quite handy for creating, styling, and rendering the hair in this animation.
–Darkling Simulations for sponsoring another Aqsis rendering challenge (in which I won a copy of DarkTree Textures). DarkTree was great for creating some of the textures I used.
I also forgot to include the GIMP in the list of programs I used.