May 19, 2012, 02:47:33 am
It's also a question of the time factor for:
- rendering 'suitable' quality images
- rendering animations
- rendering large scenes.
So if you can produce the finals sooner, then..
And, to whom the output is going to be presented to. I would assume if it's more to clients who have been used to seeing raytraced based imagery and for high end projects, and are not concerned so much with the time factor that they do not incur themselves directly (only the cost of service), then they may opt more for Artlantis or similar from Max etc.
However, if the final output is to the more everyday joe on the street, then I would doubt they would care or perhaps even notice as much, if there's some difference in 'realism'. Also, most likely they would prefer to see something sooner rather than later and at a more affordable cost, and that could be translated to a value also for a client who is used to raytraced imagery.
There's one other aspect you can go on, which I have wondered about and that's to do with final supplied content. Does Lumion give you the opportunity to expand the number of views and or animaton to include more, where something like Artlantis renderings require very strict (almost prescribed) views only to be rendered, and so the end user does not get the same potential quantity as could be supplied by Lumion. (hope I'm clear on explaining here what I mean).
Unfortunately it's not possible to translate those things into a video demo.
Best of luck.