I haven’t done much in 3-D in a while either but the resources available now make it very easy to learn the basics, and presumably the more difficult stuff, if you’re dedicated. In the past I spent a good amount of time in old apps like Lightwave, CorelDream 3D, and StrataVision 3D, so the general concepts are similar. What’s great now is how easy and fast it is to do the stuff that would take hours or days - I can recall rendering a few seconds of low res animation overnight, and today it could take 15 minutes to an hour, and in HD. So from my perspective it’s a great time to learn and experiment, and ideally use what you learn in a professional setting.
Here is the “old” version:
And the beautiful, updated version:
Both the cab and the rear container are a bit beefier, the gas tank is less dainty, and the Panic badge on the front end is nice and noticeable. Interior upgrades include cup holders for your Full Throttle energy drink. The front wheels are no longer turned at an awkward, axle-bending angle and… are those Pirelli tires? Gorgeous work as always Panic!
Oh, and it still cracks me up that there’s a rear view mirror in the center of the cab. Maybe it has always been meant as a joke?