- It was our swiss army knife
- It was easy to use and adapt to our pipeline
- There are so many things to do the same thing in it
- There were this plugin and that simulation
I'm not saying the software mentioned here is bad, of course its good. The truth here that those artists can do the same with any other software on the same class. That is why when you do some research on the marketing side; you'll see these high ranking officers of VFX houses saying EXACTLY the same things above about other software such as Maya, Modo, Cinema 4D, Lightwave etc. etc.
The work they are doing on VFX houses are extremely heavy with very long hours, chained in front of a computer. And the type, name, seller, manufacturer of the software are actually irrelevant. Software are nothing but a tool, it's all about the artists utilizing these tools.