I love modeling in 3D. I have always had a skill for understanding 3 dimensional space. Knowing what the other side of the fence should look like. I currently downloaded a great bit of software that is open source for the mac called Blender.
Blender is an open source program, but they do accept donations. It seems to be very robust in modeling and also has animation capabilities. Even though it took some time to learn the interface, there are plenty of tutorials up on YouTube.
I have included my first model of a disc golf basket here. I modeled this after Innova’s Discatcher Pro basket. I used materials found on the Blender materials website to create the metal and paint effects.