I casually discovered the world of 3d graphic many years ago buying a book for fantasy illustrators. In it I found a little tutorial about Vue 5, which caught my attention. My drawing skill was not so good, and the idea that I could create worlds just standing in front of my pc stimulated my interest. So I downloaded the Vue 6 PLE, and this was the beginning of my passion for the 3d graphic, which is now my favourite way to spend my free time.
My favourite 3d application is Vue (now I possess the version 7), because, even if it has some limitations (e.g. no real modeling tools, some bugs) it's easy to learn and user friendly and can produce good quality results in a very intuitive way. I integrate my pipeline with Hexagon 2.5, Daz Studio and of course Photoshop.