Hi Everyone, I'm new here. First post, and I didn't see an intro / hello thread, so here I am.
I'm a long-time scifi fan, a member over at TerraFirmaScapers.com (and its predecessors) since 2000. (TF itself dates from well after that, it migrated from Kansas.) I'm active at a few other forums too.
A couple of members at Shejidan.com, fans of C.J. Cherryh, recommended this site. I've known of scifi-meshes.com, but hadn't joined.
I was one of those who got into what used to be "desktop publishing," back when using a computer for printing and graphic design was heresy.
I'm an old Macromedia Freehand user who's now trying to learn Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape.
I've been out of the work field while I was a primary caregiver. I happen to be vision-impaired / legally blind, but oddly enough, that doesn't (yet) preclude working with text and graphics.
I've never done 3D, but when I tried Illustrator's 3D tools (rudimentary) and found myself wanting to overcome the limits I saw, and thinking how to design a shape in 3D, I knew I had the bug.
So here I am. I have Blender just now and will be getting the DAZ3D products, so I can try out 3D and get my feet wet. I feel like I'm about to jump into the deep end without swimming lessons (and maybe without a swimsuit, haha!) but looking forward to learning and playing.
I will be very, very impressed if I can get to anything like the 3D work I've seen on screen or on fan films.
If anyone already knows me, I'll be very surprised to (re-) meet you here!
So, hello, everyone!