OK - created a stone block, made a func door that rises, and parented a prop dynamic to it. Compiled - stone block rises but is black - wtf??:blink: The texture is NOT a prop model texture, all shadows have been turned off and receiving shadows disabled on the func_door and the prop dynamic.... .....still a black bllock! Can anyone help here? It is driving me round the bloody bend! :cursing: Cheers in advance Nosher.