Hi people, I’ve been a follower of CGSociety for some time on Facebook, until my Facebook account got suspended for daring to question the mainstream political narratives. I couldn’t avoid politics on Facebook but places like this are a different matter. I find forums dedicated to specific topics to be a blessed relief after the toxicity of social media.
I am a retired artist who now does CGI work as a hobby. My current personal project is a documentary about what it would be like for the crew of a ship travelling close to the speed of light. I’ve been a user of Maxon Cinema 4D since it first came out on the Amiga platform in the 90s, and currently starting to explore Unreal 5 so I can explore my 3D worlds in real time.
My main abilities lie in designing structures, abstract scenes, buildings and spaceships. Characters are generally beyond me, so for them I tend to use DAZ models exported as FBX into Cinema 4D. I know opinions are divided on the use of DAZ models but to me it’s just saving time and avoiding reinventing the wheel.
I’m looking forward to participating in this community, sharing my work, helping beginners and learning from experts.