I suppose it was around this time last year that I started creating 3d art. As you might or might not know, the reason I started modeling was because I was modding a game called Star Wars: The Battle of Endor, it's a simple 3d spaceshooter based upon the battle of Endor in Star Wars. This was a bit longer ago than a year, I think probably a year and 2-3 months.
During this time I frequency exchanged emails with Tom Yee, the creator of the Invasion of Cardassia mod for BoE and sort of my mentor in modding. He showed me the essentials of making a successful mod. I had one big problem though, I was a total NOOB at everything.
I remember having a look at different 3d programs, all seemed impossible to learn and I put the idea of making my own models aside. It wasn't until these 2-3 months had passed and I had gotten nowhere because of the lack of models that I opened up trueSpace again and made my first model.
The strange thing is... I don't remember how I found my 3d program. It has been my tool and work-area for the past year and sometime while modeling, I must have forgotten how I came across this great program. I also think that during this time, the development of trueSpace was not entirely discontinued yet.
I was making a Battlestar Galactica themed mod, naturally, it was way to advanced for me, even with an engine as simple as BoE. It was after I failed at that I started looking at what I could do with my 3d program and I came up with some strange mod with some really weird models.
My second try at making my own mod was better and still my favorite, I named it "The M40 X pro ACE Game", actually I believe the original name was "Asteroid Explorer Fighter Game" but I had to make an even longer name off course...
The M40 X pro ACE game later got replaced by SPACE 3102, ACEs Void which is one of the games I'm developing now.
For this game I made some of my first "good" models.
Here are some images from that time:
Since then I've been trying to improve my skills in 3d modeling and make more interesting models. I also started another game with someone from the Bruneras forums (Battle of Endor and Battle of Yavin related forums). He and I started on the game Battle of the Coral Sea, he however left the team early in development thus making me leader of my first game production.
Anyway, that's all from me. Enjoy the rest of your morning, day or evening.