I'm a student learning 3d work, but most everything we do is in Maya, and any other 3d programs I have to discover for myself. So, I have a question I wanted to throw out to everyone:
What programs do you like/prefer/recommend to do 3d work with?
I don't mind Maya, but I want to get a better feel for what others outside of my school's program feel.
I'm in a similar position, my uni uses solely Maya (which I personally dislike). I myself happen to use blender, because its free and works on most systems regardless of specs. It does have a slightly steep learning curve on the interface though, but I personally wouldn't have said it was that much harder then most 3d apps.