I am experienced professional visualizer, mentor and Cinema 4D enthusiast.
In 2002 I got interested in Cinema 4D when I was studying arts in polytechnic.
3D Studio Max versions 9 and 10 later followed by Cinema 4D Release 7 XL was my first experiences.
My interest in 3d-graphics began in early 90´s when I started learning computer graphics with Atari St and Persistence of Vision (Povray) and also later with PC where I used also Povray and 3D Studio in DOS.
Times have changed. When I got first excited about 3d graphics there was only few computer magazines and websites
where you can read one or two of tutorials about how to make single raytracing scene.
Nowadays you got so much help from community than in 2005 and from youtube videos and different skill learning websites.