Hi, everyone! I'm Aaron, and I'm a 3D designer that joined Lemmy during the Great Reddit Migration.
I consider myself a generalist but I thrive in the world of lighting, rendering, and compositing. I run a small animation studio where I do a lot of work in advertising and indie feature VFX, and in what little spare time I have, I develop the unofficial [Arnold for Blender](https://github.com/lunadigital/btoa) add-on!
I noticed there didn't seem to be many communities around computer graphics, so here we are! I'm hoping that if you love to browse subreddits like r/3dmodeling, r/vfx, r/animation, and others, you'll find yourself right at home here. Welcome!
If you're interested in more general film conversations, check out the communities over at [Lemmy.film](https://lemmy.film/)!
# What the heck is this place?
Lemmy.graphics runs on [Lemmy](https://join-lemmy.org/), a self-hosted social link aggregation and discussion platform. Think of it like Reddit, but instead of everything under one site it's split between thousands of interconnected ones. That might sound confusing, but it's actually really easy to engage with communities all over the Lemmyverse. Check out this [Getting Started Guide](https://lemmy.world/post/37906) for more info!
Lemmy is completely free and open, and not controlled by any one company. This means that there is no advertising, tracking, or secret algorithms.
# Can I create a community for *X* topic?
Because we're so small right now I'm limiting new community creation to admins only, but chances are pretty darn good I'll greenlight whatever you want as long as it's tangentially related to computer graphics. Just open a new conversation here with the topic idea, community name, and whether or not you want to be a mod and I'll set it up.
We might briefly go offline tonight around 10pm EST as I perform some routine upgrades. I'll repost here when everything is set!
Update: Everything is good to go for now! I attempted to upgrade to the latest version of Lemmy but it appears there are still some hiccups that will require special attention so I reverted us back to v0.17.3 for the time being. I will try again this weekend when I have more time.
EDIT: This has been resolved!
I discovered earlier today that our SMTP server is not working as expected, so new signups will not work properly at the moment. Please be patient and I will update here when it's fixed!
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