That is because I was using a program called Bryce. I hope to start creating with it again soon. Don't worry too much about skills, it comes with time and practice. The first thing you need is talent, and you have a lot of it!
To help you further, I should need to know the numerical values you have to the right of the Apophysis dialogue box when you are about to render, and which version are you using. I think it's version 2.09.