I’m interested in learning some 3D software and have been researching and trying to find a “cost effective” way to see if I can master this format (I must be truthful that it really looks intimidating at this point). I know Fusion 360 was once offered for free for hobbyists, etc. and “start ups.” and I’ve read some of the discussions here:
A visit to their website clearly states that their policies have changed, and I know there has been other discussions of how this might be maintained in the future, so I would hate to invest a lot of seat-time in learning something that later becomes prohibitively expensive.
What I really need feedback on is the merits of the program and relative ease of use. I’ve looked at some of the video tutorials on the Autodesk website, and even they look very complicated and intimidating. Don’t get me wrong, I typically learn things pretty quickly and I am pretty computer literate, but if some of you guys who have made the transition from 2D to 3D could chime in and especially any of you who have direct experience with Fusion, that would be helpful–particularly as it relates to learning the software. Any other suggested relatively “low-cost’to-learn” software suggestions would also be appreciated.