Many many years ago; I had just purchased CorelDraw 7 for $250 dollars. I had heard that it was a good high end respectable graphics program and I wanted to learn how to draw; using a computer.
I was chatting in a chat room on Lycos and I asked a person who developed software for a living. I asked him acout CorelDraw7 .. Is it a good grahix program ? What is better I asked. His answer was: http://www.caligari.com
When I clicked on that link. My life was instantly changed. I just had to learn how to do this. That was truespace 2 Version 7.5 is out and now it is a completely free: A whole complete package of what once used to cost $600.00!