Houdini is another 3d package. It's being used where I work to make a disney movie so I needed to learn it.
I just finished my Comp Sci degree at U of T so that's why I still have an account. No, unfortunately they don't do any 3d animation...other than pure coding.
Wish they did though so I could say I've learned something useful.
"Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there...with open arms, and open eyes" - Incubus