So I’m feeling nostalgic today. I found myself thinking about some of my favorite memories related to pursuing CG and was curious to hear yours -
Mine are, in no particular order:
The early days of CGSociety (Cg Talk back then IIRC) where it felt like we were all coming up through the ranks together (I miss Spiderpig and Artbot - and where has Leigh been?)
The day I discovered that XSI Foundations was only $500, was basically fully functional and would serve as my gateway to the industry
All the weekends I spent in my 400sq ft apartment with the lights off working away at my computer - trying to grow my skills
Seeing a piece I did play on the NASDAQ tower in Times Square
Also, I started in FX at the tail end of the “practical FX” era. CG was in its infancy and places like Stan Winston’s shop and people like Aaron Sims were starting to push CG as a tool for design. Making the transition from doing practical FX to things like sculpting in zBrush and just being there in person for such a massive paradigm shift was pretty incredible.
What are some of your favorite moments?