I’m curious what the general feeling is about this.
my experience leans towards out-sourcing. Gives better results for the investment of time/energy. Though admittedly we will actually go to a render company’s office for landscape (because no one can quite get the green stuff right) to tweak camera angles, add in photoshop landscape components and set the image ‘mood’. It’s still easier.
Just the investment in software pipelines, render farms and highly skilled man hours… don’t offices find it prohibitive?
Ok I realize I’m now in China but I’ll do anything not to see another landscape presentation using only SketchUp
I have been slowly checking out Modo 501 and am thus far highly impressed with it as an alternative to 3dMax but without character animation and the addition of mudbox-like painting and sculpting facilities. Superbly intuitive interface that seems to have a number of similarities with Sketchup in the way modifiers such as scale, rotate and move affect vertices, edges and faces. I gather the rendering is also easy to use (haven’t got that far yet) and is supposed to be quick and high quality.