I started with research: figuring out which 3D software I was going to learn (Cinema4D and Redshift), the equipment I was going to get (a PC 😬), and where I was going to learn what I needed to. I got a GreyScaleGorilla subscription to access their in-depth course, a couple Domestika tutorials, and started a 3D tutorials playlist on YouTube.
Since 3D is extremely time-consuming and I was working full time, I had to be intentional with my time if I wanted to make this happen. I created a learning curriculum that balanced learning and practice, and then decided to wake up at 5am on weekdays to dedicate time to 3D before work. But after a couple of months, this didn’t feel sustainable (or enjoyable). I shifted to a more flowy approach now. I do 3D when I want to, or when one of my project calls for it – which allows me to keep learning, but in a more easeful way.