I need to sign up for a class, and was hoping for some guidance. We use After Effects here at Adobe (big shocker), but never really do any 3d effects work. I have the opportunity to start delving into this, but will mainly use 3d for:
- Visual effects... eye candy
- mapping video onto 3-d objects
- 3d environments, such as an office or a street sign
We won't be doing stuff like character animation. Maya is expensive, and was wondering if 3ds Max will give me similar 3d eye candy (think glows, swooshes, speed lines, etc).