The CAD Chronicles
I always knew that I had a certain level of creative ability but my interior design studies have stirred up abilities and skills that I never knew I had the potential to demonstrate. What has surprised me the most is my new-found skill base and knowledge of various CAD software applications and in particular photo-realistic rendering.
I’m not going to get all ‘techy’, so bear with me.
My biggest sense of achievement has been teaching myself all of this stuff. Admittedly in the early days my self-teaching sessions usually commenced after a dubious glass of wine or two to try and ease the pain, anguish, torment and daunting task of teaching myself complex CAD software. And I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the ‘Chardonnay teaching method’ as a full-proof technique – especially when technical floor plans that started with crisp perfectly straight horizontal lines quickly deteriorated into something that resembled an ECG graph.
However, 3D modelling and rendering is a whole different ball game altogether. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see a crazy woman scream at her laptop with the intention of putting it in a headlock? Ask a complete novice to self-teach 3D modelling and trust me; you will witness unbelievable acts of insanity.
However, I should point out that my random acts of violence towards laptops are now firmly behind me.
I have decided to share a picture diary charting my gradual (and sometimes torturous) progression into 3D modelling/rendering right from the beginning. This is proof that nothing is impossible!