I want to make a claddagh ring to give as a opening/welcome gift at my store (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Creative%20Hearts/197/215/36; never pass an opportunity to plug...), and I was thinking to do it with prims, originally. However, I'm hitting the lower size limit when I try to make the heart; I haven't even thought about trying to make the hands or the crown yet.
So I thought, well I'll try doing it with scultpies; how hard can that be?
I've got Wings 3D and the plugin to produce SL-compatible scuplty maps, but what I can't find is a good intro tutorial to Wings 3D. I *have* found quite a few people posting about Blender, and saying its much better than Wings 3D. I couldn't say one way or the other, myself.
Can anyone suggest software, tutorials, etc. to help me figure out this out, preferably as painlessly as possible? Thanks very much in advance.