Sorry for the semi off-topic post, but this seems to be where everyone goes first on these forums. Hopefully this thread will be of interest to amateur coders and graphics artists. Do you independent developers create your own graphics, or do any of you use freelance artists? Before you mods get angry and lock this, I am not looking for a job! I am really curious and looking for some insider info that only devs can offer. After talking a little with AutoMangle's developer, he mentioned that he uses Blender for his 3D graphics. Xmas is approaching and I thought it would be a good time to get some books on learning Blender and go for it. But, is it really worth it? I am sure in a few months I'd be able to kick out some decent 3D stuff (I am not totally unfamiliar with this), but I don't feel like putting in all that effort for nothing. I'll never learn to program games, nor do I want too. I know in my field of web design the best coders were usually the worst at design. Part of me is hoping that this is also the case with game design. So, do you programmers think it is worth investing countless hours learning to create 3D artwork, or will it just be a skill that I will never be good enough at to be of any use to smaller game developers? Do most app devs do everything on their own, from graphics to code? Thanks for any insight into designing and developing games!