Where can I get a 3D programme for modeling, animation, rendering etc? I need something particular and adjusted to my needs, so probably it should be made-to-order rather than a ready made product. Any advice?
For many, Maya is the industry standard. I donâ€™t know if this is still the case but when I was at Uni, you could download it and evaluate it indefinitely and there were no restrictions on what could be done and what could be outputted, which was great. Itâ€™s also highly malleable as you can add your own scripts from within the software itself. So, if you need specific features you could get a developer to write the appropriate scripts for you.
May I suggest you head over and introduce yourself on the relevant thread.
An old thread but here's my view:
If you just want to learn try Blender, it's free. I use Modo, which I think has the best modelling workflow and other areas are developing well as time goes on. Maya and Max are well out of my budget.