Advanced Interactive Media/3-D Products
Below are links to a few unbiased reviews (is such a concept possible?) regarding a some of the leading 3D and Animation software products. 3D requires such a commitment to master, that most users become religiously committed to their product. It's rare to find someone who is qualified to make a fair comparison of competing products.
These gallery links might interest students considering a commitment to 3D learning http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=132
3D models can be viewed and downloaded from dozens of excellent sites: http://www.3d02-ae.com/html_Gallery/gallery_index_page1.asp
The Society of Digital Artists provides an excellent technical comparison of 3D tools for those already using a product. http://wiki.cgsociety.org/index.php/Comparison_of_3d_tools