Should I Learn 3ds Max or Maya (or Softimage, CINEMA 4D, MODO, Houdini, Etc.)?
If you're starting out in 3D there quickly comes the moment when you're going to ask: should I learn Maya or 3ds Max (or quite truthfully, insert any other complete 3D animation application: Softimage, CINEMA 4D, MODO, Houdini, etc.)? For some it may be decided by your school or what resources you have to acquire the software. If it's up to you to decide, there are some key things you should think about when deciding, and some reasons why it's about more than just learning one application. You'll learn about each application's pricing point, as well as what most studios are using each application for, and why.