I learnt a decent amount of 3ds Max back in the day but after a pretty long absence, and forgetting most things, I’ve decided to get back into design. I’d like to succeed in making some money out of it, and if not more, I want to enjoy being creative.
I want to create a realistic representation of the effects of time on an abandoned; afterlife esk city. Including detailed vegetation growth, building destruction and aging, and particle effects; smoke, water - and make a beautiful render out of it.
But, I also want to try a range of other things such as using these assets ive made as in game objects, and being able to walk around the world that I created, or use the scene\scenes as a location for a short film, digital story book.
Which 3D package should I start to learn based on these requirements?