>>504202>no training>taught myself
i was better with nurbs and didnt understand how to smooth polygons. but i could model with them it would just end up looking like a golf ball, so i never used them
i lived in a town of 3,000 people, there were no 3d classes i could take anywhere within 3 hours of my house ( which i wouldnt have been able to pay for anyway) . I was 16 and didnt have a job so there was no way for me to purchase tutorials that were not some other 16 year old kid showing more shit about text in c4d. i would sit at home every night after school for my junior and senior year just messing with cinema playing around with tools. when something looked cool i would use camtasia and make tutorials for myself so i could go back and watch them if i forgot later down the road. i did the most with what i could, gnomon had a few calls with me and we went over how i was going to be severely behind in terms of skill but that they were willing to take the risk since they knew how much time and energy i spent every day. and were frankly impressed with what i could do just by fucking with the program by myself>>
they do have an insanely high admission standard, but i guess because of all the shit said above they were willing to let me slide. all of the people in my class had impressive shit already coming in. i had to work my ass of this year to just get to the level everybody else is at.