Re: 3D Software?
Truespace is now available for free. Just had a new release May 22nd. Plenty of free tutorials. http://www.caligari.com/
You might also want to check out XSI Mod Tool. Excellent free modeling program. XSI is also widely used professionally. Also plenty of free tutorials http://www.softimage.com/products/modtool/
If Romulans aren't cowards, then why do they taste like chicken?