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!