From 2000 to 2003 I self-taught 3D animation using AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max.
I ended up modeling and animating most of the main machines manufactured at the plywood machinery manufacturer I was working for during those years.
In 2001, I received an award for my work on 3D modeling for the 3D model of a complete LVL plant. The award was given to me by by Autodesk, the company that behind 3D Studio Max modeling software.
Later I shifted my focus more into filmmaking and web developing eventually leaving behind 3D animation almost completely.
Here is the last 3D reel I had from 2003: