I know I already wrote some kind of introduction but to me that was cheating a bit because I was also wondering if I really couldn’t use the nick I kinda came to like. As you can see.. then again; it’s more likely you don’t Thanks to the powers that be (thanks Adam!) I could use the nick I liked.
SO now I felt a proper (more official) introduction is in order..
My name is Peter, I reside in the Netherlands and my main passion is sound. I have other hobbies too of course, but the one thing somewhat overshadowing all my interests is sound and sound synthesis. I like to call myself a semi-professional sound designer, meaning so much as if I hear an interesting sound (think of water coming down a fountain, the noise in your street, the backend “noise” while visiting a store right down to the “beng!” when you closed your door too heavily..) then I might want to reproduce it. And in many cases I will and can!
It gets more bizarre I can’t draw. Never took an interest in it, never bothered. Give me a piece of paper and a pen and demand some nice drawing and you’ll most likely get a nice (consistent!) UML diagram (heavily offtopic, turn to a search engine for more info).
Even so; 3D modelling has always intrigued me. And although I normally wouldn’t have bothered I got a tip that Daz Studio 4.6 (“DS4”) was free of charge for a limited amount of time. That got me thinking and calculating. Getting DS4 was an no brainer; but what would be next?
Still not fully understanding everything (but I am getting there) I focussed on the basics. My intention is first to have some fun, second to work out my own fantasies and ideas and finally to have a good time overall.
SO what got me hooked into this ‘camp’? Price considerations. I am not a professional, I don’t even have any intention - what so ever - to become one but I am looking forward for a good time. DS4 was free; what more would I need?
I’m gonna write up a newbie intro myself soon enough (from a newbie and for the newbies) but in short I was looking for a way to do it all myself. I did pick up some basic contents to help me get going and I’ll most likely going to keep up a bit, but my main aim is to make stuff myself. As such I also picked up Bryce & Hexagon besides DS4 and so far I enjoy the ride!
Honestly: I truly have no clue what I’m getting myself into. But so far I grabbed several goodies for DS4 which really inspires me, next there’s my no-pro approach. I’m in this for the fun. And then there’s the community which I really liked so far.
And I suppose that’s my story.
A “3d curious” guy who took a liking into Daz Studio and really likes what he saw so far.
As to my aims.. First thing is to have fun, but second.. I have to admit that the experience was somewhat of an eye opener. At the time of writing I’m focussing myself on creating fantasy sceneries with some optional captioning.
So that is my story.