MegaPixel Posted January 19, 2003 Share Posted January 19, 2003 I'm trying to figure out just how much capability the New 3DMAX 5 Rendering has compared to the hand full of plug-in Renderers like Mental Ray, Final Render or Brazil. Obviously, as a MAX 4 or previous version user, these plug-in renderers are critical to acheiving realistic GI and area shadow results. Now before I purchased 3DMAX 5, I was considering purchasing one of these packages. Now I'm not so sure it's really worth the price. Granted, there are still some features that these other renderers have that MAX 5 doesn't like HDRI Illumination, Caustics and Sub Surface scattering ability. What do you feel is more important? As a Visualization Designer who plans on doing primarily Architectural Exterior and Interior Renderings, but is striving for the absolute most realistic lighting effects, can I acheive this with what I have or should I spend the extra cash for another renderer? Thank you for your time and input. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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