I need counseling and advice on the creation of a lighthouse effect.

Been through a lot of threads and wasn't too thrilled in Mix-FX. I downloaded it and just don't have confidence that purchasing that proggy will give me reasonable results.

It all started with the crazy idea to do a splash page with a lighthouse theme. I started drawing a lighthouse in Swish but when it came to the light I really have bogged down.

Suggestions???

My ah, er ... lighthouse:
http://flashhq.net/swish/lighthouse.swi
http://flashhq.net/swish/lighthouse.swf

—Flash Buddy