I'm going to (eventually) do hobby milling, and cnc looks like it would be interesting and fun (I'm a computer geek - I can't help it!). Has anyone here done a hobby-level CNC setup? Where do you start with software? What software do you use to generate the models, and then to turn from models to the tool paths and g-code? I'm quite familiar with 3-d modeling (previous life - 3-d animation is very similar to 3-d CAD) so doing the 3-d modeling is not a daunting task to me. The question is how to go from that to the actual CNC mill control?
)I'm looking for hobby-level, which means cheap to start with. Otherwise, I'll be looking for hobby-level divorce paperwork filing, too ;D) And I want to start by learning before I decide to start committing $$$.