I have recently, last month, started using Blender. You may be saying to yourself “What?, is he making smoothies, or something?” short answer… no. Actually Blender is a 3D modeling program used by hobbyists, and professionals alike. It can be used for making short animated films, and even for creating video games. I am not experienced enough for either of those examples yet, but I hope to be. So far I have only made simple objects. Here are a few examples.
Its pretty awesome that Blender is open source, and free considering what can be accomplished with it. For some better examples I’d suggest checking out blenderartists.org.