Well, I am finally allowed to announce that I won this sculpture competition, my biggest project to date, and will be building this sculpture for a sciences building at the university in Anchorage, AK. I used 100% straight Rhino for all modeling (no grasshopper or other plugins) and 100% Neon for all project renderings, including the animations (just using a screen grab script). Post-editing was done by batch processing the images through a script in photoshop to get rid of the last bit of grain (so I could run each still frame in seconds) and make the look a touch more painterly. I have the Caustic card that more than doubles Neon speeds, so that’s a nice bonus when running thousands of render frames. The two-minute video presentation using the Neon animations is here: https://vimeo.com/71130724
THANK YOU McNEEL!