Thanks! Of course. This piece took me a whole day to finish. I think it could've taken me about half of that. My lap is old, and when I preview and tweak the lightning, materials, etc... it takes forever

My opinion on blender: it does have a steep learning curve, mainly learning to use the hotkeys and some interface stuff. But it pays off and is a lot of fun. Is also super flexible, powerful, free, open source and community driven... mostly.
Here I'm talking about version 2.79... Have not tried the new all-mighty 2.8. It has a lot of new features and improvements.

thank you. you said its free so i might just give it a try.... it would be fun i guess

Yes give it a try. There are tons of tutorials about everything Blender. And if you need some tips or have any question you can ask me. I'll be glad to help.
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