And neither am I. So far, I have had two system crashes (on a fuckin' MAC, fer cornsakes).
I have discovered the pleasures of Shake, but unfortunately not the skills. Yet.
Shake, for the less initiated, is a fairly powerful compositing program that folks like Daubentonia use (or used - I realize that ILM has made significant changes to this software for their own purposes). I am simply trying to cause a pair of contact lenses to follow a person't moving face around a screen, and then disappear as that person closes their eyes. Not the easiest thing, admittedly, but it should be possible.
BAD, BAD COMPUTER. NO BISCUIT.