So I'm new to this site, and although I searched, I didn't find a post directly answering this question.
I'm about to purchase Max or Maya, I've had the same experience with both (which isn't much), but I thought it was time I got serious and purchased my own programs. I want to know what everyone would recommend from their experience for someone who will use these programs mostly for modeling, rigging, and animating video game characters, levels, and possibly cinematics (for the games)?
I'm sorry if this question has been asked and discussed at length already, but if so, if someone could link me to that post that would be great. Thanks.