Just so you know, Daz and Poser are not modeling apps. What you do with them is take pre-made stuff and just create scenes and render them. If you want to actually learn 3D modeling, don't go for either. Just so you know though, you don't have have to do anything special to get Daz for free. Just go to their website and download it.
iClone? It's meant for pre-vis and motion capture.
Also, I obviously don't know if you are, but if you are a college student you can download Max from the Autodesk student site for free.
Last edited by Dak Drexl; 04-02-2013 at 11:46 AM.