Again thanks to everyone who posted to welcome me here - much appreciated!
I still haven’t really begun. I have a hard time even understanding what the tools are for, how to use them, let alone literally HOW to use them (how to create things with each application.)
I even have a hard time with the forums, Lol…but I do keep track of the sales here and the Creature Creator looks so fun I had to dip my toes back in the water.
What I want to do is to create mesh figures (avatars) for Second Life (or for other virtual worlds, if possible, too) completely from scratch. I am VERY against any sort of copyright infringements and part of my hesitation has been that the end licenses are murky to me, and I don’t want to have to post about each and every thing I buy, so I haven’t used any yet…can’t mess up if you don’t start, right? I have heard about the massive copyright infringement in SL - that’s part of the reason I stopped creating using their in game tools since it’s nearly impossible to prove you created an avatar using those. However I did recognize my work and it was getting ripped off in there, left and right. At least if I used mesh and painted it too, it would be very easy to spot who was using a ripped avatar I had made. And I could then report it.
This is because I absolutely love modeling human figures. Love it. That’s what I want to do.
I also would like to eventually use these skills to help with forensic artistry in some way. Maybe I could help find someone missing or put a face on a discovered skeleton. I realize those are vastly different applications but hey we are creative people and I like to think outside the box when I can. So why not use it for every creative purpose? If it helps someone, then, it’s even better.
I also would love to make video games but I have no idea how that happens - I only know that I play them and new ones pop up daily so it must not be QUITE as time intensive as I thought? I mean, months to a year, maybe? As opposed to ten years to make a game.
But my real love is modeling humans…Second Life is where I discovered I’m good at it and I’ve always drawn and been fascinated by faces and the way everyone is different. (Body types too.)
Thanks for reading if you’re still with me - Ha! Any input and info are welcome!
Oh and I am a kinetic learner so I looove any intuitive programs in which you don’t have to memorize the dashboard of a spaceship but can just push and pull like clay. Anything exist like that??