This thread is for 3D artists to come and ask questions, share experience, and help each other in creating stunning 3D artwork. If you have any questions about how to start in 3D art then ask here. If you've discovered something that you think lots of other people will find useful then share it here. However, this thread is ONLY for stills and static renders only. All questions concerning animated and animated renders need to go to the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/forums/fan-films-fan-audio-scifi-3d.10015/]Fan Films, Fan Audio & Scifi 3D Forum[/link]. Not only is that the correct forum for those question but they'll actually know what they're talking about. Another thing that needs to be pointed out is the legal side of things. There are many sources of legally free content out there. Not all of that content is great but there are some gems. While it's ok to ask for help finding legally free content, you should never ask for help in getting commercial content for free. That's illegal. As this is a resource thread, we need some resources. I have a few but more will be added. Just PM me links or post them here and I'll add them when I can. Software: [link=http://www.daz3d.com/]DAZ|Studio[/link]* [link=http://www.blender.org/]Blender[/link] (free) [link=http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax]G-Max game modeller[/link] (free) Content: [link=http://www.daz3d.com/]DAZ 3D[/link]* [link=http://www.renderosity.com/]Renderosity[/link] (free and paid for content) I will keep updating this, so don't worry about there being not much right now. *Just a note about DAZ Studio. The Pro version of Daz Studio 4.6 is currently free, Bryce 7 for landscapes and Hexagon for models are cheap (less than $20 each), and Carrera 8 Pro is $285. The weekly freebies are now free with any other purchase.