It was the movies StarWars - I forget which one - the one where the 3d animation is shown of the reactor inside the death-star (yup, those horrible wire-frames) & Lawnmower Man that got me seriously interested in 3d. I managed to get 3ds4 for dos (uugh shudders - NO undo!) and had a bash for a while back in the early 90s then someone threw Max & Maya at me a couple of years back and I got back onto the horse. Then I started using Linux so needed an alternative. Wow!
Just JohnV1960 says, It was the program I had always wanted. Fast, small, fresh & constantly evolving, plenty powerful and that other er, small thing - its FREE! :ba:
My head still spins at the rate new goddies are to be found at graphicall.org.
I think I want to marry the UI.
/me walks off in a daydream