My son has a hobby of drawing anime-style characters (that's what they look to me - actually they look like a cross between humanoid and pokemon). A couple of days ago he asked me about a 3D graphics software called Poser (don't know where that came from, maybe a school mate), and that he would like to try it. So I looked it up, but I think it's not really what he's looking for. Poser seem to be more for human figures. It probably is more detailed stuff than what he actually needs. However, it does seem to be a fairly easy to use piece of software. Oh and, there's also the price that is a bit too expensive for him, I would think. So next thing I did is look for free software. There seems to be decent alternatives, but I'm not sure about the ease of use. The thing is that he's autistic, and it shouldn't be too hard to learn if possible, otherwise he's just going to get frustrated at it. And yeah, I realize that there's probably none of those software that are truly easy to use, but maybe there are some that are easy enough for him. That and the fact that he seems motivated, so he might not mind the extra effort.
I know he wouldn't mind having to spend money for this, but of course $250 for Poser for example (or even $500 for the pro one), is a bit too much. So would anyone know of a 3D graphics software that would be either free or decently priced (below $100?), and know that it's an easier one to use? Like I said, he doesn't do detailed/realistic stuff, but more in animated-style.
"The mind is like a parachute: it doesn't work unless it's open"... Frank Zappa