I've am a developer whose has spent most of my programming life developing web and business applications. I want to try my hand at something more challenging (but stay in the comfort of Visual Studio) ...perhaps XNA.
Want 3D modeling software would be best for someone developing XNA?
I have played with 3d MAX and Maya but never really did anything too involved.
What are the pros and cons between them (in terms of game development)?
Does one win out over the other for game development?
Or is it pretty much just preference?
I am new to game development and just trying to figure out the best tools to use before I really started. Any advice or other suggections would be greatly appreciated.