Hi, I have this doubt because I have no idea which one to choose to really make it my default 3D modeler. Im currently working as an Interior and Industrial Designer. My everyday tools are SketchUp and Vray, for mansions and corporative renders. But my job requires me to model a lot of electronic components such as Dimmers, Meridian Speakers, Crestron Equipment, Home Theater components,etc… So that the sales department can show the client some proposals and the 3d models of the components that could be installed in his/her mansion. Also the Engineering department want to have some 3d models library from every component they install.
Those 3d models are not ment to be produce, are only for reference and visualitation, to clients and different departments here in the company.
I would consider myself a mid level rhino user, I still have a lot to learn, and a lot of people have suggested me to learn 3ds max instead, but personally I dont like the feel of 3ds max.
I learned about Modo thanks to Scott Robertson, because I also like Concept Design, and after watching some videos of Modo potential, it really made me doubt whether Rhino was a good option or not.
This is a list of Softwares that I have already used:
AutoCAD 3D: Waaaaayy to complicated, not for me.
SolidWorks: The one I learned back in college, but its really technical and specific. I realized that it was aimed for engineering, not Previsualitation Design.
Inventor: Same as SolidWorks.
Zbrush: I really liked the clay feel of it, but its really complex if you try to learn it on your own.
Rhino: I really liked the control of surfaces and curves. Everything that I know of Rhino has been self taught or learn from YouTube, and I have no idea of the real capabilities of Rhino and what its meant for.
Bottom Line, I want a 3D software I can learn relatively fast that gives me really good results, that can create really complex forms and shapes, both organic and hard surfaces, with tons of detail so that would look really good when rendered. Those models have to be somewhat precise but not perfect, they are not meant to be produced, its more of a Concept Design and Visualitation.