Before setting off on the journey to fully explore 3D, can one of the gurus please point me in the right direction? Everybody knows of the need of real 3D with After Effects, the best way to implement this is probably to use an external 3D package... but which is best? And user-friendly enough for an AE boffin to be able to learn quickly? C4D, Maya or Lightwave? Will it be posiible to point out the pro's and cons of each and the best option?
Also: In which package will it be easiest to import and export AE camera settings?
I'm very new to this... but from what I have learned so far, Lightwave, Pixar, are the best 3d softwares, but a Blender is a really good software and integrates with AfterEffects the best. Again, I'm just learning all of this but it is what I've narrowed it down to myself. If anybody knows different please tell us.