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Pete Stoppel

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Re: RT software
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 03:09:50 pm »
December 19, 2011, 03:09:50 pm
I use Infinite, been using Vue since version 5.

It all depends on many factors, from atmosphere (main one) to complexed textures and amount of detail as well as render settings. I'd say a decent 3000x render will be equivalent to an unbiased render in time if you want a crisp image.

billet323

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Re: RT software
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 07:01:40 pm »
December 19, 2011, 07:01:40 pm
Thanks Pete, Is there a significant difference between what you use and Architecture?

Pete Stoppel

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Re: RT software
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 07:19:56 pm »
December 19, 2011, 07:19:56 pm
No, not really, I believe I could achieve everthing I need with the 'complete' version.

RAD

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Re: RT software
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011, 11:35:14 pm »
December 30, 2011, 11:35:14 pm
Old Vue user here.

I almost walked into traffic on purpose on several occasions while using their software.
Cuz it took so long to get a picture out of it.

But I did get some very nice renderings from it.   :)
I was on the forums with some of the people here way back in the day.  
Realized that just now.  Hi old Vue folks!   :-D
It is slow to render.  Need a render farm for big movies.
A lot of options - bloated on some waste.  
Reflections take eons to render out - drop them and you can get quick renders out of the software.  Throws photons - different rendering outputs and options.
You can use their plants in Lumion...hehe.
Love the material that allows you to add as many plants and control their densities etc.
(really helpful for coming out of cad packages and plan drawings)
awesome for planters or for planting beds or controlling any vegetation on a model quickly.
Lumion desperately needs this material option.

besides that IMO: Lumion whoops it for any Client vs. value + time saved.
I won't go back unless they speed up their pain.  
My patience ran out a long time ago because of that specific software.
 

billet323

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Re: RT software
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2011, 03:54:08 pm »
December 31, 2011, 03:54:08 pm
Thank you very much for your input!  I really need a software that is highly photo real and decently intuitive to use.  Lumion is great for videos, but i need something a little less cartoony for my images.  The software I use now for renderings is Podium, and Its too flat.  I need something better.  I thought Vue might have been the solution, but i downloaded the free trial and have been messing with it for a week or so.... and I cant seem to figure out much of anything... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I did purchase and start classes on Revit Premium and 3DS this month... So perhaps there is a simple plug in that works well with that.

Thank in advance for anyones help!

RAD

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Re: RT software
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2011, 04:04:10 pm »
December 31, 2011, 04:04:10 pm
there is always Vray.

There is a learning curve. 
Most realistic output - but your not just going to jump in and be making masterpieces with it.
Slow like Vue.  You may contemplate hurling yourself off a building while learning to make it sing.

If your just working on still images, Lumion will produce the picture to get started with and you can add all the bells and whistles in PS to add that realistic punch to your images.  Things like reflections, lights, etc.

Even Vray gets the PS after-touch to make it more realistic. 
All the pros "touch-up" those incredible images you always see.
You can do the same in Lumion in a 3rd of the time.