Future presented Blender 2.8 with updated viewport, new Grease Pencil and other new functionalities.
Russian developers from Triumph LLC recently released an updated version of Blend4Web, an open source framework for creating interactive online 3D experiences.
Version 1.6 of open-source unbiased renderer LuxRender for Blender and 3dsMax was released recently.
I prefer to spend less time in 3d-software and more in postproduction. For me Photoshop is the best render engine.
If your model is done well, it's easy to modify: you can be sure, your customer will ask fast modifications.
Recently the people from Blender released the last version of this 3D free source software. With some interesting new adds and bug fixes.
When I gonna create something new I keep away from common things, or other 3D artworks 'cause it can make me copy others' ideas and I really hate this things. So I kind like to travel, go to bars with my friends, talk about other stuffs, cause I know it will gives me good ideas, take photos helps too.