Originally Posted by Insanity Cow
i dont see much mention of blender
is it inferior to the others? D: because i don't really have a way to get the expenshiv ones
Blender is a fine program, and a great way to get into 3d, but it just so happens that many game studios have tailored their pipelines to accommodate max or maya. I know both max and maya have very powerful scripting tools that allow game studios to customize the software and integrate their own proprietary tools.
At the end of the day, they are just tools. I see artists all the time that make amazing things in blender. The art fundamentals and principles are universal, and once you have a grasp on them you can use any tool to express yourself.