I was just wondering what program people generally use for making Nova ships. I noticed the tutorials for Strata but I would rather not spend around $700 on a modeling program I'm not sure I'll use much (and I know about the $50 version on the AppStore but I'm a cheap nerd/geek). I would like to use Blender but I am totally new to 3D so the interface is a bit... I have my work cut out for me... Anyway I was wondering if anyone with a bit of modeling experience out there knows of a specific tutorial that would help for Blender. I see the vast number on their site but if theres a specific one on youtube or something that anyone finds that helps for making organic looking (or non organic I guess) ships, that would be a welcomed link.
So as to not repeat other threads, I already read about the lighting angle and all that so no need for those links/reposts. I am more interested in textures and flowing curved shapes. Oh and can Blender make all the "animated" spin and rle8/rleD resources?