Yes, EXCEPT NEON was intended to be RHINO’s approach to RTR, and was promoted as such, and Raytraced is its intended replacement.
I’d already encountered the info at the link you provided, and was LOOKING FORWARD to a GOOD RENDERER I could use INSIDE RHINO, with a possible option in addition to RHINO-RENDER, apparently the intended use for Raytraced. ALL of that works well as a concept, and offering it as an included (no additional cost: “FREE” ) internal feature is a WONDERFUL idea.
So- to my point: a “free” offering (included in the PRICE OF PURCHASE of the base package) requiring $350+ up to a THOUSAND DOLLARS or more to utilize … AND the stated intent of at SOME point REPLACING RHINO Render ? See where I’ve been TRYING to go with this, all along ?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m TRULY excited about the capability, and genuinely hope for success, but consider- let’s say we find that magic combination of settings that pulls the time back to something “reasonable” - say 3 to 5 minutes per frame, have we solved the NOISE problem ? Are we expecting to run Animations at whatever frame-time we DO get to ? Is there maybe a possibility of a truncated version where we get “usable” results earlier than the complete cycle-run (as in NEON) (fewer bonces, fewer cycles, something ) ? These are just questions, but I sincerely promise, they’re actually a real thing.
You guys have done something WONDERFUL with all of this, and with including A-O as a feature of the RENDERED viewport, with or WITHOUT “Shadows” on, but the result there is marginal too. I’ll check again for any additional improvement that may have been made since I last had to disable it out of desperation to get my project completed and delivered …
Ok, I think I’ve about covered it. Everything I’ve reported is EXACTLY as I’ve presented it, and these will remain barriers to implementation generally, as we (customer base) look to adopting the product going forward,. They aren’t insurmountable, but they DO have to be dealt with by folks on THIS side of the table, and I can assure you, While $350+ might be a reachable stretch (I’m looking to budget that with my next client invoice), $500, $650, $1000 + and MORE for MOST may NOT necessarily be. I mean no ill will, but I DO mean clear, open and honest communication on this important topic. I’ve been a RHINO fan and user for MANY years, and hope to be for many more to come ! I can’t thank you folks enough for such a POWERFUL tool !
Thanks again -