My firm is currently looking to advance its ability to render a sketchup model beyond sketchup's capability. I have been playing around with Vray and Hypershot. I know Vray is very popular among architects and landscape architects (large following thus a large support system). Hypershot seems to be quicker and more intuitive but less popular and thus less advanced (less support). Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Views: 213

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I use Vray at a very basic capacity.
there is a free program called Kerkythea that works with sketchup. You build your model in SU as usual and export to Kerkythea. there you can adjust lighting, textures, shadows, etc. The learning curve can be steep (there are tutorials) but it is quite powerful for a free program.

http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla/
a new rendering system that was based on kerkythea, Twilight is getting great reviews on the sketcucation website, the learning curve is quicker than Kerkythea and it works within sketchup so there is no export needed. I tried the free download and it works very well, the full version cost $99 so it is very nicely priced. The support group forums are growing quickly and the people are very friendly.
I would definetly check out Artlantis as well. It's quite a powerful rendering program, easy to use, and not to expensive. I've had some pretty good experiences working with vegetation, materials and lighting. I think they have a 30-day trial version.
http://artlantis.com/
Artlantis has a lot of capability and also is quite easy to use. There is a free trial and the pro version is comparably cheap.

RSS

Members

Forum

What other services does your design firm offer besides LA? 4 Replies

What other services does your design firm offer besides LA? Graphic Design? Marketing? Landscape Photography?I dream of going out on my own one day. What other similar services can I add to my future company to produce more income so it does not…Continue

Started by BennettSmithhart in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by Tyson Carroll 5 hours ago.

Augmented Reality 3 Replies

Are any firms or designers using augmented reality to present design concepts in the field?

Started by ZACH CROSS in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by Dave McCorquodale 11 hours ago.

Salary 4 Replies

Hello folks,I'm wondering if someone can offer me any insight into how much of a pay increase I should push for following the completion of my PLA licensure?  I'm thinking 10-15%.Thanks,BrandonContinue

Tags: Salary

Started by Brandon Herman in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by Brandon Herman on Friday.

Freelance Landscape Design 6 Replies

I am wanting to do some freelance landscape design on the side. Do I handle finding the contractor or do I just give them the final plans? Do customers really want the plans or a final built product?BennettContinue

Started by BennettSmithhart in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Dave McCorquodale on Thursday.

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2016   Created by Andrew Spiering.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service