If you have some time to kill on Google Street View, check out the original campus of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. If you go to this location, you’ll find the nicknamed Tinkertoy building. The computer lab was on the third floor. It was a mysterious room, hot, dark and full of very colourful computers. I had never seen such computers before and for good reason. Those were Indigo boxes made by Silicon Graphics. They could cost you more than $50,000 apiece. Only big companies and schools were able to afford them. I attended my first 3D class with Alias more than 20 years ago at that location. I logged in and for all intents and purposes I never logged out. From my first class I was completely hooked on digital modelling. I stumbled into a world that literally had no limits. More than 20 years later, let’s have a look at the state of digital modelling.
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