My favorite start-up object–a coffee mug in LightWave 3D. I’m testing LW 11.6 if I can easily create the mug in comparison to Blender, Maya, and Modo that I already tested. The nice thing about LightWave, is the renderer, quite fast though I’m using the 2010 Mac Mini model.
Here’s a sample, rendered in 9minutes, 1280 x 720px, AA10, depth of field, I use instances for one mug.
A Sample screen video recorded by Quicktime: