Well I splurged and before Adobe does the rent by month deal, got Adobe Creative Suite. Thank goodness for an educators discount! It is fantastic to have all of the bridges so MAYA and Photoshop finally easily integrate. I already have a lighthouse designed in three-d and will paint it into a historical based illustration later. Before that I found a Wacom Pen, where you draw on paper and it transfers it digitally for $40.00. Now I can go fix some old works (are we ever really finished), and have a digital workshop even when on the Field. There is a free version of Z-Brush I downloaded today, I have wanted Z-Brush for years, but don't have a day-to-day need of it to justify the expense. Now I just have to figure out how to get the cat from taking my chair.