I haven’t done anything serious in 3D in years, preferring 2D art for the most part. I dabbled in zbrush 3, but was ultimately turned off by the UI which was apparently designed by a sadist.
However, I was intrigued by Mudbox 2009, the videos made it looked promising, and I preferred its relatively straightforward WYSIWYG UI.
3D software has advanced so much in the last few years, it’s amazing to see the progress. Even on my 5 year old rig this software ran totally smoothly. This sketch was done in about 2 hours…something that would have taken me days back when I was doing 3D full-time.