With my drawing skills, comparable to those of a child of seven, I’ll never be a great artist, but computers will help me to boost my creativity. After learning programs like Gimp and Inkscape, I’m now trying to work in 3D, which is quite difficult to learn!
My ambitions are nothing less than making my own animation movie, like the famous “”Elephants Dream

This movie is produced with the great and free Blender-program. This runs from my USB, but it is not easy to learn. For the script I will work in Celtx, but that is not the issue here. Besides: it will take years and years to make my final masterpiece 🙂

There is also Daz3D, that has a simple tutorial built within. The basic program is free, but they let you pay for almost every feature that you could ever need to expand your possibilities. A really smart way to keep your customers hungry.

Okay, I followed some of the tutorials and just did some first exercises with Victoria, Daz3D’s only built-in figure with some clothes, poses and props (a volleyball) and came to this position, that I rendered to jpg as quickly as I could.
Nothing great, I know, but just a start.

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