We will go through the most used 3d packages. Check the strengths of each one, to orient new people in what software they should use based on goals and usages.
Programs that we will check are 3ds max, Houdini, Maya, Blender, Modo and cinema 4d.
I will talk about the most software based on industry, as well as some personal opinions about them.
Let me know on the comments what do you use, and why is the best tool for your job.