First I'd like to say, IllusionMage has a very passionate, dedicated and experienced team.
Seth Avery, the owner, has worked very hard to put together what I call the "Best 3D Animation Kit." It's an amazing 3D animation software that includes video tutorials and easy to understand guides.
This is extremely important because I have tried other 3D animation software’s and I have to say this one certainly beats the rest. What makes it great is how easy it is to learn this software. Unlike Maya and 3D Max, IllussionMage is easy on the average budget.
Here are a few reasons why it beats the rest:
IllusionMage is designed for anyone to be able to use and create animations like Hollywood studios.
It really doesn't matter if you're a beginner who's never done animation before or an expert, this is best way to learn 3D animation. I personally am a visual learner and that's where most of my creativity comes from and the videos that are included are tremendous help.
The 60 day money back guarantee gives you an opportunity to test drive the software and see if you really like it.
The only con of this software is that it has many members and all those members are trying to download the videos at once. It sometimes takes a while to download the videos but once they are downloaded they don't skip. I usually just leave the download running over night. You can also opt for the DVD (physical copy) of the videos if you have really bad internet connections. That way you'll have a back up as well.
Is IllusionMage a worthwhile investment?
I have yet to find 3D animation software with such features at their price. Their video guides alone are worth more and they are included for free. For every single style animation, there is a video lesson to go along. I would recommend you get your hands on this software soon!