Hi! I just joined the CG Society after lurking in the forums for a bit. I’m new and, at the age of sixty-two, a bit old as well. I’ve spent most of my artistic life on the fine art side, working in pen-and-ink and/or colored pencil. Because few of us can make a living with art alone I was also a machinist for many years. Machining involved CAD/CAM and I found myself trying something more fanciful than missile parts with it (Not recommended when you’re using your employer’s rented time on an old-style mainframe). At the time, CAD was great for hardware modeling and not-so-great for anything else. Decades later, it’s much easier to express yourself with of the shelf, or even free, software so after a few years’ hiatus from 3D modeling I’m back.
This is a great place, both for the artistic and the technical input.