I'm an intermediate user of Genetica - I bought 3.6 back in 2012 and have always been very pleased with this program's capabilities.
I have used the generated textures in some print projects with very good results.
Recently, I have a strong desire to get into 3D software, as up until now, I have only been involved with 2D work and software (AI, PS, Corel).
To start off with, I'd just like to be able to take a texture that I've made in Genetica and its map/s (sorry I am still learning about bump maps etc), and apply them to simple 3D shapes like spheres and cubes, with some lighting effects. My intention is to show some potential clients how the textures can be applied, and the level of detail etc.
For a 3D beginner like myself, what is out there in terms of a software that can do this relatively easily? I don't really need animations etc, just something that lets me apply textures to static 3D objects.
In the long term, I'd like to be able to apply the textures to more complex 3D objects, and also learn how to draw those objects (and to be able to rotate them so the client can view from any angle etc.)
Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated.