For those guys who are looking for a free app to create 3d content Cinema4D v6 can be obtained for free on the "computer arts" magazine of this month october.
This a complete modeling, rendering and animation package. It exports to vrml1 and 2 and to a special xml format. The complete manuals and a great tutorial is also in the CD. Only the SDK has to be downloaded from the site.
With a couple of work this great tool can provide all the requriements for creating game content, animations and textured material by extracting the info the xml exported file and then building a java3d scenegraph.
I have been using it and going throug the tutorials and that thing is great stuff. Even better than 3dstudio in many areas. And since 3dstudio doesnt export to xml im sticking to this instead.
One more thing i could not find this edition (Community Edition) in the site www.maxon.net
so buying the magazine may be the only way to get the good stuff.