[Graphics] Is Blender Insufficiently Appreciated?
This is a bit of a plug for Blender, a fantastic Open Source project that is perhaps the most under-appreciated project on the net. What is Blender? Well, it is just "the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for Windows, Linux, Irix, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD or Mac OS X."
I guess nobody likes great free 3D image building and animation software anymore!
You will find more information at blender3d.org and you should be aware of the Blender Foundation, which is now responsible for this impossibly cool GNU GPL software. You can contribute to this project either with code or financially (via the Blender Fund).