Are there any options other than VRay that will render good quality outdoor scenes (sky, sun, water) from GH without baking?
VRay is not a tool for new users! so many undisclosed concepts:
The GH components DO NOT have control of the scene assets. While the GH components can render simple scenes directly, for compositing outdoor scenes, the environment must be set up from the asset editor within Rhino, and the GH geometry fed into that.
The Asset Editor is perhaps the most convoluted, non intuitive interface I have seen. The interaction of Sun and Sky is unintelligible. Getting the results in their videos looks like a 2week deep dive. Camera exposure has some effect but is also not intuitive. The online “manual” is of little help and videos are for the previous versions. After days, I have this masterpiece:
Adding a material is all well and good, but what if you want to color that material? The color override eliminates the backgrounds sun/sky and then there is the problem of creating a different instance of that same material in a different color… Complete mystery
Is the reality that Rhino geometry must be rendered in Revit?