Hello everyone, was wondering if I could find some folks that have dealt with the issue I am having. Currently stuck in the tut rut. Not the typical situation though. I am an extreme visual thinker. I can see a complete scene in my minds eye down to say the coffee stains on the button threads of a character’s shirt. Just giving you the kinda detail I see. I have always been this way and it helps tremendously in my other hobby which is writing. I have always been able to write in great detail and my friends and colleagues compliment it a good bit when I show them new material. However when it comes to modeling, I can’t seem to get started, can’t seem to get that spark going that will drive my entire scene. I spent the last year and a half trudging through tuts and reading as much blender material as I could get my hands on to learn the Blender interface. Also, I have been doing 3D for quite some time. I started in 1995 when in my engineering job we went with a new solution for drafting other than 2D. Solid modeling it was called :). Seems silly to think of it that way now a days but back then it was the ‘new thing’. Anyway back then I was designing mechanical things from either napkin drawings customers came up with or duplicating other drawings for production reasons. Either Way I was copying something for the most part, then adding my changes to improve upon the design by either making it more functional or cheaper to make.
What have you done to get out of that tut rut. What ideas or system do you use to get your design down and start modeling to create what you have in your minds eye. I see some incredible scenes in my head and it would be amazing to get them out :).
Any ideas are welcome except rude comments are not. If you have nothing constructive please pass on replying.
Thanks in advance to everyone willing to share their knowledge.