Hello everybody, my name is Alan, aka MPHS Lab Rat
I've been around since about 2005, but left in about 2008 because I never got the hang of 3-D anything. With the advent of 3-D TV & 3-D movies, though, my interest was piqued again. Like somebody said, "welcome to [my] latest addiction." I've been playing with Paint Shop Pro (mostly) and PhotoShop (a little) for a number of years; guess the computer graphics bug bit me somewhere along the way, but never spent a lot of time getting serious about it and spent a LOT of time admiring the work of talented others. That's probably going to be true for 3-D as well, but I'd really, really like to learn as much as I can. I work full time so don't have a lot of time to play. I was going to say I'm just an "old fart wannabe" but I see some other folks here just as old (62) or older than me so maybe, just maybe, if they can get good at it than so can I.
My main problem is that I'm like a dog chasing a car . . . what's he gonna do with it when he catches it??? Like, what am I going to do with 3-D art work even if I can get good at it (big IF)? I really don't have any great aspirations of being a great computer graphics artist or anything so . . . I dunno, it just looks like fun.
I'm sure people will be hearing from me in the beginners' help forum and hope they don't get tired of my dumb questions, LOL.
A BIG THANKS to Daz for the free DS4 - it looks like a fantastically detailed program that I'm sure took some great brains to create.