CG animation software survey

An interesting snapshot of the megafauna of the CG animation software world, in the CG Animation Survey 2009. 2010 has just closed, and results should be available shortly. There are some applications here that I’ve never even heard of — XSI, Modo, Houdini? Cinema 4D I only know because it used to be given away free with laughable regularity on magazine cover-disks in the early 2000s. The semi-pro applications such as Carrara, Poser, Vue, iClone etc are all presumably crammed into the “Other, 6%” slice…

I’m thinking we need an “at a glance” infographic map of 2D and 3D animation applications, such as this one for web companies