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What motivated you?
show user profile  owtdor
In response to the "This is what I call a show reel" thread by zeefusion, I think it would be interesting to see what it was that actually inspired everyone to get into the 3D field.

For me it was the "Mind's Eye" and "Beyond the Mind's Eye" videos.

Here is a small clip from the second one:


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6/8/2011 7:22:08 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 7:22:08 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
definitely this one made me to get into 3d stuff (and the rest in the series)

Some of the first animations i ever saw was in this videoclip:


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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6/8/2011 7:36:39 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 7:37:38 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I just spent ten minutes typing a reply with pictures and everything. My complete history with graphics. My stupid copy of Windows thinks it's not Genuine suddenly, and my &*£&$ computer shuts itself off randomly. FFS, I'm so pee'd.

Stupid computers.

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6/8/2011 7:50:07 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 7:50:07 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
@Nik: only programmers fault, stuff like this never happens in CGI


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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6/8/2011 8:17:54 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 8:18:08 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
the hot chicks at the designer parties...

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6/8/2011 9:03:32 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 9:04:15 PM)
show user profile  missy
lol..well actually for 3d it was one of DD's creations I saw in a magazine. I took the mag back, threw it on the boyfs desk and said....I wanna do that. (he had been tying to get me inteested in PC for months) Still now where near his standard (your cool dd) then he bacame one of the first people I met on this forum

and then video/post production it was KB.. I still have KBs first showreel lurking on a hardrive and disc somewhere..He danced about in a disused warehouse, posted the footage. Got flamed and few weeks later posted this awesome vid, lots going on, funky music, shut everyone right up as I recall :D

I did used to look at loads of reels and that but the type of work I do, we can't be flashy, and it used to get me down that I couldn't do that. job has sucked all my creativity and I would like to get a job away from the Pc so maybe I can enjoy it again


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6/8/2011 9:18:20 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 9:18:20 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
lol tnx missy, those were the days :)
you still got that somewhere ?

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6/8/2011 9:26:56 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 9:26:56 PM)
show user profile  missy
I do indeed KB :)


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6/8/2011 9:37:31 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 9:37:31 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Coding basic on the speccy ( created my own drawing/art program when i was about 10 ), deluxe paint iv on the amiga 1200, games like the Dizzy ones by Codemasters and others that fire the brain at that age.. :) And so on etc etc..

[edit] Really miss that enthusiasm, i still have it just for the most part hate what i do to get paid :|

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6/8/2011 9:45:24 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 9:47:28 PM)
show user profile  NLGFX_ger
I am really ashamed to admit that... but for me, it was star trek stuff that made me wanna do 3D :D lol.... oh man...
skype: oli_at_home
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6/8/2011 9:58:02 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 9:58:02 PM)
show user profile  Tarkus289
As I posted on a previous thread, the HBO intro from the early '80s did it for me, that plus here in New York, one of the networks would run a little promo that had the city skyline with chrome water.
I was also in awe of The Mind's Eye one and two.
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6/8/2011 10:10:24 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 10:10:24 PM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
Some what i believe was promotional images made in 3d studio max 1.0.
I'd like to find them again, the 2 i remember most are;
-t-rex skeleton in a museum
-dog looking out from what looks like a submarine window

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6/8/2011 10:12:52 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 10:12:52 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
HBO promo from "early" 80's....with flying through city, into big chrome HBO logo? With multicolor light lines.....
That wasnt CGI. ;-)
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6/8/2011 10:20:22 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 10:20:41 PM)
show user profile  luima
for me was a render of a japanese building i saw on a videogame magazine , where it explained about silicon graphics, then when Jurassic park came out i heard it was made with the same technique, i didnt knew how a computer could make realistic images, and some months later i bought mario paint for the super nes and starting doing pixel art until i got my first "decent" computer two years later, wich was a 486 processor with 4 mb of ram with truespace , since them i have been modeling on my free time.

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6/8/2011 10:28:35 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 10:29:26 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Pure chance, really.
About 5 years ago, I had just bought my computer, I was looking for something else on google, stumbled upon gmax (the old free version of max 5 for game mod), got curious, installed, made a box and got instantly hooked!
Now trying to revive the flame (somebody got a light?)

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6/8/2011 10:29:24 PM (last edit: 6/8/2011 10:29:24 PM)
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