February 18, 2014, 05:57:06 am
Speed vs quality is not really Rt rendering is it? The time to do a Vray video at 4:30 per frame would be 4x60+30x13 frames per second. A 60 second animation would take 26.25 days to render out. At that pace someone would have a render farm and be able to use several nodes to append it up, or farm it out. Vray is one of the better rendering engines out there along with vue, maxwell, artlantis just to name a few. But they are no where near the RT than lumion has.
I have been working with lumion now for over a year and we did not upgrade due to the fact that the software is game like, but we still use it every day. The "best" part of lumion is the ability to landscape the model in a matter of seconds. The quality of the trees are incredible and the exterior lighting and shadows are far better than what Vray can touch, we'll let me put it another way, lumion is a modeling and rendering tool, includes the ability to also produce animations very quickly.
We have lumion rendering on billboards, we have had animations on the local tv stations. The quality is there you just have to know how to manipulate the program for interior shots. I have been working months just on lighting and shadows.
I too look forward to seeing lumion advance in the quality of outputting real type images, I would call this more of a movie while I now tell clients that it is a animation. This clears a lot up front as I am not selling them a movie. We are the perfect fit for lumion because our CAD department can work with the software and it's not over their head. Vray takes hours to get the correct settings, mapping materials, ect. The last Vray animation I did took 12 hours for a meer 30 seconds and that was not even 720p.
One of the best options I can give right now is that in an interior shot think like a movie set. Set your scene, cast multiple light down on each object, use up lights, and turn the sun off. You have to create the environment and the more lights you can use the better the shots will be. Use the camera f-stop and adjust the DOF. Shut one eye and look around and take in what you can really see
That's my goal in my next renderings and animations.