Which one is better for rendering Rhino products?

I have two options, V-ray for Rhino and KeyShot 7.3.40
Which one can produce more realistic still images of products modeled in Rhino?
Consider SSS capability too.

Hi @Alex_Wright

I guess you’ll find as many opninions on this as there are V-ray and Keyshot users. My 2 cents: If quality is your only parameter, V-ray can be tweaked in ways Keyshot can’t (yet). The amount of settings is mindblowing and it can produce some really stellar renderings, but the learning curve is steep! If you consider time spend and ease of use factors as well - and I’m talking both time learning, setting up render scenes, tweaking materials, actual tender time, trouble shooting etc. - I’d say go with Keyshot. It’s just so damn easy to create really, really nice renderings in a fraction of the time. There are also other alternatives, but I have no experience with them: Maxwell, Thea, Octane.

HTH, Jakob


Both V-ray for Rhino and KeyShot 7.3.40 are capable of producing high-quality and realistic still images of products modeled in Rhino. However, V-ray for Rhino offers more advanced rendering capabilities and features, including the ability to create realistic subsurface scattering (SSS) effects for materials such as skin, wax, and plastic. V-ray also offers a wider range of lighting options and advanced material customization, which can result in more realistic and detailed renderings. Overall, V-ray for Rhino is the better option for creating highly realistic still images, particularly when it comes to materials with SSS.

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