Choose your destiny:
As you begin the lessons you start in After Effects. Then the lessons move on 3D animation. Now you can choose to follow along with Cinema 4D, 3Ds Max or Blender. Once you complete the 3D portion you will return to After Effects for finishing. No matter what 3D program you use, the resulting render is incorporated in After Effects and the final compositing begins. It is also recommended to check out the workflows for all of the programs to see which ones work best for you.