Ok, once of these days I'll learn Blender. Especially when it can do this:
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/1164490 w=400&h=225]
This is all done on a FREE (yes, free) 3D software called 'Blender'. This DVD is training on how to model, animate, texture, rig ... you name it I hear they have it.
Would be invaluable information to have. I'd love to get it, but sadly it's like ... $45 US not including the shipping.
Anyway, the original article talking about it is here - Blender DVD training: Creature Factory by Andy Goralczyk
And you can buy it here - Creature Factory
It's pretty cool to see anyway, even if you're not into this kind of design.