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Im finding  C4D is so complex and deep that I find it very difficult to focus on learning it. I never can decide how to go about it. Whether I should concentrate on one area such as modelling, hair, dynamics, particles etc and just try to get very good at one thing then move on to something else or learn bit here and there of everything which is what Im currently doing. TBH though i cant remember any of it.  My brain just doesn't retain much  of it at all. Ive been learning it for two years now and don't feel like Im really much good at anything.  I can watch tutorials and learn techniques till Im blue in the face but end of the day I dont ever seem to have any ideas of my own about things or know what to do with the skills I have learnt.  

 

How do people learn this stuff and turn it into a career?  Are people just faking it with their clients then figuring out how to do stuff as they go along and when needed?  Because I dont feel like Ill ever be at place where I can just do whatever a client wants. Life is too short to learn it all.  I guess when you work for an agency or something you are given something to do.

 I even went to uni and completed a degree but was still not enough to give me the confidence to feel like I know what Im doing and land a job.  The degree was very broad though so only learnt  little bit of this and that, many different programmes.  I did really well at uni and threw  my heart and soul into it but as soon as it was over I had no clue what to do next.  Uni did now prepare us for the transition at all.
 

Any advise from professionals about how to approach companies and what I need to show them?   Do I need a showreel or is a showreel something you have after you have done enough work to put on one.  Where I live entry level positions are rare as hens teeth and ask for 2 years experience! 

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