February 01, 2011, 11:45:56 am
I can say that the renderings I did before with: Vray 1.5 + Forest Pack Pro + Autograss + a lot of Evermotion trees and plants were worst than those I create yesterday with Lumion.
With Max I spent a lot of time to create Vray proxies and to create the entire scene.
The only differences are that in Lumion I haven't: hedges with 3d leaves moved by breeze, different palms species, displacement (DX11), a function that fills areas or surfaces with trees (in the background I added trees manually one by one). I can't create a material with a solid color and with a bump, the color must be a texture. I haven't the depth of field, very important for photographic stills. Lumion does't have a car paint shader, solid color shaders.
Lumion urgently needs a customizable material shader: I want to change the colour, the transparency, an arbitrary reflection map, add an opacity map texture. Then I want to save my material in a new library and I want use it in another project
Lumion 1.0 is a miraculous software for 3d artist, it will grow with us.
Linked here the Vray renderings. Compared you with the ones I did with Lumion.