Hello Orchid CADsmiths,
After putting it off for far too long I’ve been working on my
rendering skills. At this point I use Flamingo and Penguin 2.0. A
client of mine just sent me some info on V-ray with a note, “wouldn’t
it be great to have renderings like these?” I’m not thrilled about
buying a new program, but rendering is important for me in selling my
The question is, how different is V-ray from something like
Flamingo? If I spend a lot of time fine tuning my Flamingo
capability, will it be wasted when I move to V-ray, should I make the
move, sooner than later? Is anything coming that will make V-ray
obsolete within a year? I don’t want to spend all that money just to
have it replaced by something better in 6 mo. Money is just too
Another question has to do with the difference between Rhinojewel
and Rhinogold. I have been using Techgems for about 2 years and
really liked it. My dongle was damaged and they recommended that I
upgrade to Rhinojewel, however, Rhinogold is another possibility.
Again, I’m looking for something that will hold me over for a couple
of years and not be obsolete in a short period of time.
Also, if I’m going to be spending all this money, I’d like to get
some opinions on T-splines for Rhino. It looks great, but a lot of
these programs have no training manual and lots of on-line tutorials,
which doesn’t do me a lot of good. I like the tutorials, but need
more documentation. Anyone have any ratings on T-splines?