I've been trying to find inexpensive and easy to use 3D modeling and animation programs that export both models and animations as .w3d files. Even though Caligari Truespace seems to have been more or less abandonded by Microsoft after they acquired it, it's a very impressive program. I understand it has or had a Conversion Pack that allowed it to export .w3d but I can't find it available anywhere. Is it still possible to get a copy of it?
3D Canvas Pro is inexpensive and exports both bone and keyframe animations but I have difficulty getting the bones weighted the way I want to on some characters.