There's a great opportunity to get some good 3D software at a great price. DAZ is offering 3 of their software packages for FREE![link]
These aren't the basic packages, either. The offerings are the top tier packages and total around $850 in price. This is also a limited tme offering, so if you're thinking about it, you should probably jump before it gets away.
So, if you've been looking to get into creating your own images, this is a pretty good deal. (I just wish that Adobe would do the same sometime with CS.
(I'm not affiliated with DAZ, only a very satisfied customer. I just know a good deal when I stumble across it and thought I would pass it along.)