I have been using LightWave as my only 3D-app; still mainly for modelling, because somehow I feel uncomfortable with the animation part. Until about half a year ago when I bought Messiah: Animate. I like Messiahs look´n´feel and the way it approaches animation; very intuitive, especially for character work, which I like most.
Now I upgraded to M: Studio Workstation, with the idea in mind to use LW just for modelling and Messiah for animating and rendering. Or even sell my LW license and buy modo instead for modelling.
So now my questions:
How does the Messiah-renderer compare to one in LW, since I can´t imagine switching back and forth between aps? Is it as intuitive as its animation tools? What are the drawbacks?
Has anyone experience in using Modo to model and complementing it just with Messiah for all the rest? With Modos animation tools expected to surface next year or so, it could be wise to start learning Modo beforehand and then upgrade to its animation-set when ready.
Thank you for any information.