I have this problem(?) where as soon as I find a new hobby, I do insane amounts of research, staying up late, and it's all I think about. This goes for every hobby I have ever had in the past.
I think I've found a new hobby that will probably consume me...It's the Cry Engine3 Sandbox Editor. Right now I'm teaching myself how to use this editor and with any kind of creative building program, there are tons of buttons and lots to learn.
On top of that, I'm now getting into video editing. Thats a whole other amount of researching. Working with game footage right now, but it's a start. I suddenly realize my computer is not as fast as I thought it would be. Apparently a cheapo quad CPU, 4GB of 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM, and a high end GPU aren't enough. Now I want to eventually get a six core CPU another set of RAM to render faster. I found myself running out of RAM with Adobe Premiere, and the Sandbox Editor open.
Here is something I made/recorded yesterday.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUJ-Wk4R7Rw
I also have made some simple wallpapers with the CryEngine editor.
I eventually want to get to a point where I am able to make scenes or dioramas like those you see in official game artwork for marketing. Maybe I can make a career out of this.
This is the example of the type of stuff I want to eventually create. I'm getting there heh. I'm already good with Photoshop, but 3D work is new to me.