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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:26 PM
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:05 AM
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:30 AM
If you only want to model and animate for your games, you don't need either of them. Grab Blender and watch the free videos at BlenderCookie.com.
Blender has very low system requirements and is a very good modelling and animation program.
Max and Maya are large programs that have high requirements. They don't target normal consumer hardware GPUs and want you to have a professional level GPU aimed at CAD users. They are really expensive (and on a yearly basis), and they are overkill for most of the things hobbyist need. They are for big companies working on big productions.