Blender is Free and OpenSource 3D animation and modeling software[/quote:8644a10b33]
Don’t forget: 3d camera tracking, sculpting, game development, rendering, video sequencing, physics simulations, VFX, and rigging. :wink:
Also have a look at Tears of Steel; blender’s fourth open movie.
I’m a bit busy with a few personal projects at the moment, but if i can find some free time I’d definitely be interested in coming along. Have you got anywhere in mind?