Hi all - I am looking for some advice on which program will best suit my needs. First, let me tell you what I need to get out of either program...
I am looking for a program that allows me to be able to to model, texture and light realistic room scenes (furniture, plants, etc.). I also need to be able to take drawings of products done in Solid Works from our R&D department, place them within these scenes and render them all together in a realistic looking environment using Mental Ray or something similar.
I have attached a file sample of what I would like to be able to achieve.
I would also like to have some flexibility in being able to create short, simple animations (zooming in, rotating the products, etc.).
My choices are:
1. Get 3ds Max and a brand new PC
2. Get Maya and a brand new Mac.
I am looking for as much advice as possible (and what the pros and cons are of either system) from those who work in the industry, as I don't want to choose wrong and be stuck with something that doesn't do the job I need it to...
Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.