This year I will finally have the money to invest in a hobby I would like to get better in. 3D modeling. I do not own a macintosh yet, but I was thinking about getting a dual-processor macintosh sometime this summer/spring to start on some 3d modeling and perhaps do some short animated films. I was thinking that by getting a Macintosh to do my 3d work, I would also be fulfilling a goal of getting some Macintosh in my house. Since I have some experience in a few apps, I was thinking of getting a Mac, Lightwave, and Poser; or perhaps Poser and Maya. I want to become more proficient in either one of those apps. I guess I am wondering has anyone used this combonation the Mac? Are the Power Macs good for modeling. I hear lots of confilicting and mixed information on 3d modeling/rendering on the mac. Does anyone have any experience in these apps? Since my financial situation will probably better by the next MacWorld, I figure this would be a good time to research before I invest heavily;Good and bad experiences are welcome. I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of doing 3d on the Mac. Thanks for the suggestions ahead of time!