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I started my own little local ad company back at 2005.
Still in it.
Things are not that great.
We missed few really good opportunities to move our business to Moscow.
Which is way more profitable place for cg stuff than here.
Then i got family, kids and became way less mobile.
So time went, emploees were leaving.
Last week my last collegue left. o_O
Designer. The guy we started this whole thing with.
We were in some tough projects together and always got'em done.
Now it's pretty much family business.
Me as manager, art-dir and production
My wife as an accountant.
Not that i complain though.
Life is a tricky thing you never know whats next.
And i love my job!
Whats your story?
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10/29/2017 3:34:11 PM (last edit: 10/29/2017 3:41:58 PM)
Moved to Malaysia at 28 and taught myself 3D (was the cheapest country to live in that wasn't a mud hut, so made sense). Found maxforums, you chaps helped me out a lot; eternally grateful. Shout out to Manny, Grotey, Nik Clarke and, of course, Garp (to name a few).
Worked at Codemasters making cars, then did some freelancing. Moved to UK, Kent, working for Dovetail making planes for their flight simulator. Hated my job mainly because of the overtime and having to work with the biggest asshole I've ever met, so moved to just north of London to a posh area doing VR last year. Job was good but I am not a fan of the English weather and there wasn't much of a lifestyle there besides going to the pub (plus I'm not enamored with the west, most people are liberals... need not say more). I'm off to greener pasteurs, going to try find a job in Eastern Europe.
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10/29/2017 4:08:24 PM (last edit: 10/29/2017 4:08:44 PM)
I started playing around with 3d rendering when I was around 14 and joined up to this site a couple of years later. I would have loved to get into the industry, doing anything, but living in rural Australia there wasn't a market and I quickly got settled down with a family and couldn't move away.
I work as an inventory co-ordinator in the closest town (100km away) driving there and back each day and am studying part time a bachelor of supply chain management, so it doesn't leave me too much time to play around with 3d work anymore.
I have found a new interest in photogrammetry however, especially as I already had a big interest in 3d and photography, so I have been trying to find time for that.
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10/29/2017 9:09:35 PM (last edit: 10/29/2017 9:10:13 PM)
I started with autocad on version 10 and took all the CAD classes at college even though my degree was in IT. I started at a heavy duty truck manufacturer/ distribution company pulling orders, working my way through college and one day i was walking by the engineering department and saw them working with AutoCAD. I started a conversation with one of the engineers and within a few weeks was working as a cad draftsman with them. Worked there for 5 years until they were bought out and moved all the operations to another state. I then worked with a industrial ventilation company designing dust collection systems for large companies like Ford, Chevy, Averydennison and PCC Airfoils. Worked there for a couple of years until they hit hard times and had to let go almost everyone. I then went back to work in the IT field with my family's company. I've been there for 13 years. as a side projects, we are also doing some house flipping so i do a lot of construction, drywall, kitchens, bathrooms, tile, and trim. I also do some side work for a few builders for 3d design. hasn't really taken off as much as i would have liked it to though. I would like to get back into design so starting in january, I'm starting back to college to finish my engineering degree. I'm about 1/3 of the way through it so far. Figure it'll take me 2 more years to finish.
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10/30/2017 2:58:37 AM (last edit: 10/30/2017 2:58:37 AM)