I am looking to get into 3D rendering and animation and was wondering which program to use. From what I hear, you pretty much stick with the first program to use, as they all utilise different GUI's and switching is only a hassel. I have basic knowlege of Bryce, but it's really only for landscapes, and animation is limited. I am looking to one day make a sequence much like the ATi toyshop sequence, or the one where Ruby kills that cyborg vixen. I hear the top dogs are: 3D Studio Max Lightwave 3D Cinema 4D Maya So yeah, what are the programs that companies like Pixar use? Leave your suggestions and reasons here. Thanks.