A little introduction:
I'm 25, and going to this private french school, CreaJeux, which begins in october. I will be learning mostly game programming, something I wanted to do a long time ago, since the day I wondered how were 3d graphics working on my playstation, when I was 14 or so.
I'm very eager and impatient to begin, and I can't think on anything else (I'm bored), I feel like I'm wasting my time doing nothing, and I wanted to just practice on something during my spare-time, whatever it is.
I'm not a beginner in C/C++, I know how to program, but I didn't make a lot of stuff excepy a little tetris-like with pygame: I just want to make something in 3D, even if it awful and plain ugly, non-accelerated or whatever.
Isn't there anything else than open source 3D engines like irrlicht, panda3d or ogre3d to start something ? Isn't there some game dedicated to modding or dedicated to educate begginners ? Or some projects or practices for begginners like me ? Even simple and ugly 3D seems hard to come by...