blender in the news.

http://uncovercalifornia.com/content/2454-410-million-year-old-arachnid-crawls-back-virtual-world
Just saw this article.
be neat to see the video.

Kewl! Wouldn’t want to bump into that fella on a dark night, though…

here is a version with the video:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10954725/Ancient-arachnid-brought-to-life-by-scientists.html

All of the software is free. The very least you will need is Blender, an incredible 3D modeling and animation program.
Add to your arsenal of software, The Gimp. Incredible image editing software equivalent to PhotoShop.
Finally, Ya-fray is an external rendering engine that works seamlessly with Blender to create even more amazing results.