3D CGI

For Games Design and animation, colleges and industry favour Autodesk Maya or 3ds Max. Students get free licences. Cinema4D is a motion graphics favourite with one of the best interfaces around. There is a basic version hiding inside Adobe After Effects CC.

Blender 3d is a powerful and interesting free open source alternative for Macs and PCs which stands out for recent developments in mixing 2D and 3D animation.