If you have strong 3D rendering skills the Virtual Pinball scene would likely embrace you with open arms. there are some pretty awesome things being released for the latest version of Virtual Pinball, Cactus Canyon Continued being one of them. Bart, the train, the mine shaft and beer mug all being 3D rendered. A new version of TOM just got released as well with a sweet looking Tiger Saw and Trunk.
Check out the vpinball.com forums for a smaller group of folks who are pretty active and of course vpforums is always active.