Packt Open Source Awards always give the best choice for Open Source software. Blender is the winner of 2011 Open Source Multimedia Software.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite.
The steps to do it is model – shade – animate – render – composite – interactive 3d.
See this sample.
It is open source, and free.
Support almost all platforms, including Windows, Linux, MacOS, FreeBSD.
Click here to get your copy.
I still remember, when I was in Shanghai Jiaotong University, I played 3dsMAX to make some 3D model.
Now it is Blender turn.