I hope this question is relevant to this site :)
I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what software would be easiest to use (or most commonly used) to create tire images. A simple google search of tires gives you great images of tires, however they all seem to be models of the real thing. Really tire photography can never get that clean.
I would like to be able to make a base tire and be able to switch out the tread design, sidewall, and possibly the rim in a somewhat quick manner.
I've looked into using blender, rhino, and google sketch-up, but just wondering if anyone has had experience in this sort of thing.
I would prefer it if the software was free or at least had a trial period where I could test it out. Links to tutorials would be a huge plus.