Simply understanding the tools you're using isn't always enough, sometimes you need to leave your inhibitions behind and be inspired.
That's hopefully something the new issue of 3D World will deliver; from our robot big cat modelling tutorial that graces the cover, to Devon Fay's environment tips and Nicolas Brunet's guide to creating professional VFX on a budget – there's something to give your creative instincts a nudge on every page.
For more ideas, take a look at our guide to 3D printers. With the festive season upon us and the New Year incoming, this is the perfect time to take a leap into the technology that will take over 2015!
Here's a selection of some of the great content in the brand new issue of 3D World 190...