August 13, 2012, 07:02:15 pm
I just come back to check the thread and found that some people misunderstanding my purposed of posting the topic:http://lumion3d.com/forum/general-discussion/lumenrt-3/
Why I posted Lumen RT progress here is to keep people informed with the industry progress.
IMO current situation is:
- Lumion can do all the jobs and is far better on big projects.
- Lumen RT can do a good job only for small projects, with very good quality.
The wider real-time rendering are used, the better for both products. They're not directly competing, but I can see both of them slowly eating brute force rendering market. No one will be able to use Lumen RT for big projects, and no one will use just Lumion when they want very realistic interior. Lumion give controls, Lumen RT give usability. They may look verysame on the surface. But when people used it, they would know that they are very different at the moment.
When you think there're Lumion and LumenRT that can cover projects needed. I can see a lot firms and studios will do less and less brute force rendering. Especially for the firm that can access to both products, Lumion for exterior and site plans and Lumen RT for neat close up and interior presentation for hi-light rooms. I see SketchUp/Revit + Lumion/Lumen RT combination as an emerging new architectural working platform this day.
I hope Lumion 3 will close the weak points and raise the bar even more. It's not the Lumen RT which is real competitor, it's the old way to work that is real opportunities