3d software

I know this topic has been discussed before many times.
I own Maya and swift3d.
both of these are on opposite ends of the spectrum:
maya will take me a year to be able to do anything with
and swift, imo, well…let’s just say its ok if you like making spheres and text.

i’m on a mac. I looked into Rhino, and it’s great but that’s for pc only.

I’m looking for something i can use to render animations and texture with, that allows creation of extrusions, and that has a VERY smooth learning curve.