Try Google Earth

BetaNews | Google Launches Free 3D Map Software
Just like it did following its purchase of Picasa, Google has released a free version of the satellite imagery-based mapping software it acquired from Keyhole last October. Google Earth functions much like the company’s online Maps service, enabling users to zoom in on an address or get driving directions overlayed on a 3D map.

New Qt Release, Integrated with VS .NET Project details for Qt
This is the first GPL edition available for MS Windows ever. Qt/Windows has been integrated with Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET. An all-new edition of Qt optimized for back-end server development is available. Binaries are provided for both commercial customers and the open source community. The paint engine and Qt Designer were improved and are more powerful. Wide architectural and API improvements were made. Support for multithreading was extended, and much more.

REALbasic 2005 for Linux

Announcements 2005 | REALbasic 2005
REAL Software announced today that REALbasic 2005 for Linux, a groundbreaking new visual development environment for Linux, is available for public beta and can be downloaded now from REALbasic 2005 for Linux Standard Edition will be offered for free when it ships in August.

Compatible with VB and includes utilites to migrate VB to RB.

Open Source Video Production Software

MAKE: Blog: DIY Production Suite

You don’t need to spend $$$ or get a Mac to get at some of the best VFX and 3D animation software out there. Just D/L it.