From: Frankfurt, Germany
Worked with 3d: since mid 2002 - started out with Cinema 4D R7 back then. Started with 3dsMax a year later.. went through a lot of renderers and was fooling around with WinOSI and some other brute-force renderers before maxwell finally came up.. i'm on maxwell since the early alpha-days. Stopped using it when RC5 came up. Now i'm using VRay for most of my stuff.
Worked with Photorealism: Since i started 3d.. C4D R7 had everything you needed.. glossy reflections, radiosity and area-shadows..
Why: because i hate to model.. and even if i do model, i'm not very good at it.. so the best way to cover up crappy modelling is kick-ass shading and lighting