I am a Rhino user and I currently use 3ds Max (Mental Ray) for my architectural renderings.
However I would like to switch to V-Ray, but I don’t know if the best solution for me is to stick to 3ds Max and learn V-Ray or to stay in Rhino for the renderings and learn V-Ray.
I know that V-Ray for 3ds Max is really powerful and has tons of free online materials, which V-Ray for Rhino is somewhat lacking. Yet I think it is also a good solution to stay within Rhino for both modeling and rendering, as exporting the model to 3ds Max can sometimes be tricky and problematic.
What do you think ? Is it better to export the model to 3ds Max to enjoy the full possibilities that V-Ray offers or to stay in Rhino, which may be handier, but where V-Ray is kind of less powerful or complete.
I have actually just stumbled upon the new release of Maxwell 4 which now has a GPU render option which, as far as I understood, allows to render faster images. Maxwell could also be a good solution, maybe some Maxwell users could give me their opinion on the subject.
Thanks for you advice !