i have experience using bryce 5/bryce lightning, but i'm not sure exactly what you are asking. bryce lightning is simply a program that allows a computer to render a bryce 5 creation on a network. if you have a bunch of computers on a network, with bryce 5 on one of them, and you want to render lets say an animation over that network, you would install bryce lightning on the other "client" computers, and use the main computer with bryce 5 on it to manage the render. bryce lightning can ONLY be used to render. hopefully this answers your question.