Once you really get in to the software (it takes a while) you discover that Blender it’s a very powerful 3D modelling/animation tool, mostly thanks to the huge community that supports it: personally I found a lot of interesting plug-ins.
As I sad to get all the benefits of the program it tooks me a while, but thanks to the tutorials online now I can say that I’m pretty good with it, at least with the animations that I need to make..but at the end it’s free!
Blender it’s an amazing software: it’s free, it’s fully supported by a huge community, it has hundred features and plug-ins, switching from Cinema4D it should be the first choice of everyone. At least everyone should give it a shot!
The benefits, beyond the cost (it’s free), are hundreds, but the one that I like the most concern rendering features: the amazing rendering engine that uses GPU and CPU with a very good render timing, the HDR lighting support, the materials nodes system that allowed me to create very good realistic materials and the sculpting features are just some of them.