Learning Different Software
I've made the decision to pursue a career in animation/rigging! After looking at all of the studio's websites that I would really like to be at, I was a little disappointed to see that they all use Maya. I know it's the "industry standard", but I'm at a point now where I'm very comfortable moving around in Blender. It's easy, it makes sense, to me at least.
I figured if I want to work at a studio that uses a certain software, might as well get familiar with it... right? So I downloaded the free educational version of Maya 2018, opened it up, and holy cow! Back to square one.
I looked around for some free noob tutorials and found a couple decent ones. It's completely different. So many different icons and tool shelves, it's a little ridiculous. None of the hotkeys make any sense, Blender's usually correspond with the function you're trying to use. Why would the "industry standard" be so hard to navigate around and use?! I'm going to push through and try to learn it though, because this is what I want to do with my life! I don't ever want to stop using Blender. I think it's awesome, and fantastic, and super powerful! I know Blender is gaining in popularity, but I'm sure most people think, because it's free it's not any good. Hopefully one day that will change!
Learning a new software after you've become confident in another seems quite challenging, and going back and forth seems like kind of a pain. Has anyone ever had to deal with this? Or are you in the same boat as me and going through it at the moment? Any advise or some good tutorial suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!