in order to have a single list rather than few threads, here is our list of different 3D modeling packages. We try to update the list whenever new stuff appears, so every user can share new links and impressions, and we will add them to the list.
We focus more on indy style development which usually requires a package to be free or rather cheap in compare with high packages. Also mention any student or indy licenses
First Update 26.02.11
Seems only available on Windows, the only bad thing i guess.
http://www.caligari.com/Products/trueSp ... /Intro.asp
Wings 3D (Win,Linux,Mac)
Workflow is a bit different but very flexible and powerful !
K-3D (Win, Linux)
Google SketchUp (Win, Mac)
Freeware, Pro Version 495€
A 3D Editor providing a good way of creating levels and models as it seems, its also open source with a wide userbase and plugins.
K3d Surf (Win,Linux, Mac)
K3d Surf is a surface generator based on math equations, if you can handle that its quite some fun and allows for some terrible, complex surfaces that would be quite painful to model traditional.
MilkShape 3D (Win)
Shareware, Pro Version 25-35€
Shareware with 30 days test period, registration fee is 35 US$ or 25€.
Mesh Creator (Win)
Another software for creating meshes, any feedback on this ?
Silo (Win, Mac)
Comercial, Core 99$ and Pro 159$