Blender

Version: 2.63 || Release Date: 2012-04-27 || License: GPL App Owner: arne

Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

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4 Opinions

Daunting at the start, but a damned fine interface to get work one with after some time learning. It's the GIMP's 3d brother - free yet in the realm of apps costing hundreds of dollars.

Perhaps one day there will be a port to a native Mac interface at least partially interpretable to humans. But until then I'm using Lightwave as my primary 3D modeling, animation, and rendering app.

Blender's too darn complicated!

And a fine craft it is to try and fly ... even if you crash!

Using blender is like attempting to fly an alien spacecraft. Almost completely unintelligable to normal human beings, but harnessing more power than you can ever imagine. :)