From the Blender wikipedia page:
Blender has had a reputation as being difficult to learn, more than commercial programs like Cinema 4D or Cheetah3D.
I’ve heard this said lots of places before, but is it actually true? When I began using Blender, it seemed very intuitive and friendly. Is it that most people are making the transfer from another software suite?
I’ve tried demos and trials of Max and Maya, (before I found Blender) and both of them seemed very confusing, especially with the overlapping panels, and menus that seemed to be put together in strange ways. The controls for movement and camera placement seemed unnatural and altogether annoying. I just don’t understand how people could think Blender was harder.
The vast resources of tutorials and startup help made Blender even more comprehensible to me, another point at which the “industry standards” seemed lacking.
Just wanted to know, from other users. Is Blender actually harder, or is it just me?