What is a scene graph you say (or don't say but think to yourself quietly anyway to keep the story going)? Well this will get you started if you don't already know: The mysteries of scene graphs unveiled.
This is all old hat to a lot of you I'm sure, but keep in mind I'm just starting 3D. This is pretty much a note to myself (which does not mean I talk to myself).
In other news...
Buying a house is a #$(#*$(@#$! I just spent days of searching for one only to find I'm not comfortable putting down a mortgage as large as I was considering. After looking at the various mortgage options (which started to look the same), I have come to the conclusion that it is better to buy a house that has a low monthly payment so that I will have enough money to save over the long term to pay it off quickly or save more money and then buy one. The interest is really what kills ya--why pay double or triple? Also, I would like to have some fun and buy computers every now and then.. and possibly a new truck along the way. Oh, well back to the beginning on that.
I'm still thinking on the model... hmmm hmmm hmmm... *burp*