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  1. Because it's winter and I have some time on my hands, I've been playing with 3D graphics for the last few days. I'll likely never become proficient, but thought I'd see if the tools and logic might make any sense. It wouldn't hurt to have some additional experience listed on my resume (been using Adobe software since the 80's). Mostly, it's just a hobby to keep my mind occupied until the golf courses open back up. I started with some free software... FreeCAD and StrataDesign 3D SE 7. I could't get StrataDesign to run, and while FreeCAD runs pretty well, it seems a bit unstable. Of course, it's very possible the issues stem from user error, but I decided to download a 30day trial version of Fusion360 (AutoDesk). I like that software a lot so far and there's such a difference between it and the free stuff. Anyway, it's been fun messing around with it. Simple, geometric shapes are pretty easy to work with, but I went ahead and tried to draw a golf club head which is a bit more "free-flowing". I became stuck on cleaning up the design...maybe too much of a challenge at this point. There seems to be a great deal of math and engineering involved and probably because of my limited education, I'm unfamiliar with much of the terminology. For the most part, the difficulty lies in learning the best way to accomplish the task and resisting the temptation to use other software logic. Also, if you don't do things in the correct sequence, I think it becomes difficult. In other words, there's a right way and wrong way to accomplish what you're after. For me, it's been a bit like learning Excel formulas and functions (which I'm a novice at). I know the software can accomplish what I want, the hard part is learning exactly how to ask the questions and to keep the formulas as simple as possible. Anyway, just wondering if anyone's had success learning this type of software without formal education, or even if it's of any interest to anyone.
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