3D animation software


Rear Admiral
Are there any good and decently priced 3D animation software? I looked at 3DS max 5 and its over 3k! Anything cheaper???
for just playing around, there is a great combination of cheap software in

metasequoia for 3d modelling
Project Team Doga L3 for animation,

the pair won't cost more than $80

or if you want to try your hand at a reeeeeeally steep learning curve,
download the windows version of Blender, which is free.