Last week, I attended a conference about Cinema 4D. It is a 3D design software from Maxon, a german company, used by architects and media companies. I have been using this software since Release 7 and I have always been satisfied with its simplicity and stability. Compared to Maya, Cinema 4 D allows you to turn ideas into reality easily. The book illustration featured in the book section shows you what can be accomplished in 3 minutes... Cinema 4D is just like Photoshop for 3d design.
Their website has just been redisigned with full of video news and is available in French and Russian now.
Take a look at the footage below to get the idea :