I'd bet that you could find a potato peeler in a complete stranger's home in under a minute. Toilet paper? Your stranded-self would have to yell from the bathroom for help. Fire extinguisher? Forget about it. But the potato peeler? It's always in that kitchen drawer next to where the utensils are kept, buried under the corkscrew, pizza cutter and manual can opener. You, me, everybody, we all know it's there. We just don't discuss it. It is, as the folks from Papua New Guinea would say, "mokita."
The creative impulse is a lot like the potato peeler. It's there, in us. But for the most part we don't talk about it. 3-D software has changed that. It's made it easier for that potato peeler to stick its pointy little head out of the kitchen drawer.
I've been using Cinema 4D for about 15 years. It's the program used to create some of the 3-D graphics on this site. There are lots of great resources about Cinema 4D online in the form of tutorials and plug-ins. Some of my favorites can be found at Greyscalegorilla, Nitro4D and, for really terrific tips on creating art for the scientific community, MadMicrobe Studios. I'll be posting things I've created, and links to places that have helped me create, on this blog.
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