3D modelling and animations software…

Back in the 90’s,  One of my hobbies was to create 3D models and 3D animations,  it was the latest trend and well I really liked it.

I believe I started with software like Real3D and Imagine, maybe even a little of TurboSilver. Computers were slow and It would take a lot to render quality images to make acceptable animation, but the result was stunning and I could take the pain of  waiting for it to render for hours even days.  I guess also the habit of me never turning my computers off started there, My Amiga was always working and rendering so I didn’t turn it off, and then I never turned any other computers of mine off, they work year around, and now that there are messengers and web2 apps etc.  around, there is always a reason to keep it on 🙂

Back then I made a few demo animations, a leather sofa model (which really got attention from around) and a really successful TV commercial for a giant supermarket chain.   I also used 3D software to cover my non-creativity.  I am really not a creative person I guess, and maybe that is the reason I never entered music market.   I draw sketches, a lot of them, and I am good at designing them, even for a few years I draw Manga,   but it wasn’t artistic at all.  So  I used 3D imaging software to create the graphics I needed.

So I believe there is a fine line between creative drawing and composing and even film making and technical versions of these.   I almost design and draw and paint and illustrate and direct all graphics and art I need  for my web design work (or whatever else, even designing graphics on my PCBs) but never considered them artistic.

And after everybody rushed in the 3D animation market,  I jumped to another hobby, say first university and coding and the rest is history.  Technology changed and I didn’t like any of the 3D software anymore.  I felt lost in them.  complex stupid UI’s with a ton of unusual things to learn every time you touch a software, and thousands to pay for each.  I stayed on designing embedded hardware, crafts, web sites etc. etc.

Then I have a lot of time spending on social networks, and specially after my heart attack, I feel to create more.  more than 2 decades and never entering music world, I feel like doing it.  I feel like sketching even more, and I really want to enter and goof around 3D modelling.  So, tried a little search for most popular ones, and decided to try Blender.  It seems much like Maya, so I would have less problems understanding it, possibly 🙂

Maybe I lose the interest in a few days, or maybe I design my sketches in 3D afterwards, I don’t know.  You too just find something and get the hell out of FB and Twitter and Linkedin and whatever else consuming your creative time.  Right NOW I mean!



About Paymaan Jafari Taayemeh

Graduated in 2015 as a Robotics and Mechatronics Systems Design Engineer, previously a Computer Hardware B.Sc. Engineering, a proud Iranian, has a lovely daughter. Does R&D and designs/makes Robotics, Mechatronics, Drones, Embedded systems. Also works as a consultant in Hi-tech related stuff. Has a passion for fishing, wood and metalworking and prototyping.
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