I never understood why more people don't use Micrografx Simply3d-3, I have used almost every 3d modeller out there, wings, anim8or, blender, calligary, truespace, autocad, milkshape, and dozens more. I come back to simply 3d. It has good workflow, It is simpler than most, and has good rendering. It does have limitations, your not going to do the next shrek with it, It's animation control is limited. But for what I do, it is perfect. The rest of the tools are great as well. I adore freeware, I find most of them simple and clear to use. Most software I have bought over the years has eneded up not being used , or not doing what It was said to do, or was horrible to use. I started on comodoer vic -20, then comodoer 64, then Amigas. I worked my way up throught all the deluxe paints until the amiga was history for me, as it would not do the internet. I liked Deluxe paint, it became the gold standard for me. It had good work flow. I find many software prods are way to hard to use, or way to many layers deep. I like software I can Jam with, play with, experiment with. Most won't do that well. The list I used on this demo all worked well, and worked well together, I could fire up 4 or 5 at the same time and bounce back and forth, some of the best work comes from just Jammin away , trying things. Check some of those out. In the 3d My next choice after simply3d would be anim8or, I have some experience with it, As a modeller it looks pretty good. I do not know how it renders. Would love to hear what tools others use.