Good morning everyone,
This is exciting news ... I think. Pricing is enough that I'd like advice regarding my use case. Video doesn't quite convince me.
I'm a small architecture firm that revels in using modo to explore options and convey the projects to clients and builders. In '09 401 upgraded my archviz capabilities hitting price point and experience well. I haven't regretted it. Investments in education and presets/plugins have gotten my rendering game up to speed (I'm at a healthy jog now lol). But most important, the community has been amazing. That was hands down the reason for going with modo.
In '09 I was comparing modo with the AutoDESK line and Sketchup + plugins. V-Ray was always mentioned. 401 beat the SU Pro/V-Ray combo on price ... and pricing is not ADesk strong suit (30 year vet of their price schemes.) But price isn't everything. Speed to final render matters, and more subtly, pain in getting to that speed matters too. That's why the modo community has continuously tipped the tide for me.
I am indeed intrigued that V-Ray has arrived. I'm just enough out of the loop to understand it's value for us. My shop does maybe 300-500 hours a year on renderings - and too much of that time on getting lighting v quality balanced out. Rather spend time in ideation. So any tools that shorten that cycle are important and valuable.
So, for those of us occasional users, can anyone shed light on what benefits we might see from V-Ray?
My best to everyone,