I'm not a professional designer though I have some schooling in architecture and a general affinity for design and drawing. I studied parametric software ages ago and am familiar with Pro-E, good with Adobe suite, but no experience with, i.e. Rhino or Alias.
I want to come up with some great concept images of product ideas that I have. I'd like to use them to inspire others that I may try to get involved in making these ideas a reality. And I'd like to do them myself to both give myself a creative outlet - and not spend any money.
So my question - what do you recommend in terms of design software that would be a balance of:
* sufficiently high-res final images
* reasonable learning curve for the purpose (concept images, subject to iteration, i.e. not to spec)
On another thread I saw the usual Pro-E/Solidworks, Rhino/Alias. Are there any options out there more geared to concept studies?
Thanks a lot.