i've taken an associates course in Film/Video production & am now taking an associates course in animation. in college i was trained in 3ds MAX. as impressive of a program as MAX may be, i've found myself preferring VUE xStream, CityEngine, Poser Pro & DAZ Studio Advanced...guess i preffer the animation process more than the modeling & skinning; which is probably why i work more with the aforementioned apps...they R very focused on the animation process...& in my opinion they have far higher quality render engines & features, but not quite as diverse in their tool cache as MAX. fair trade for me though.
my ultimate goal is to produce such animations as FINAL FANTASY, AVATAR or RENAISSANCE...& i'm planning on producing an all CGI/3D Star Trek fan-film in the likes of AURORA...& maybe a 3D/CGI sequal to Enemy Mine...Phi is the limit with 3D/CGI!!!