Which render engine do you use?

I looked for such stats for a while and it would be cool to see the market share of engines and its use with Rhino. Only one position can be selected as we should consider only “the production engine” with which we deliver the final product to our customers. Participate it’s only a few clicks :wink:

Note: If other share with us its name and one short sentence why you like it better.

  • V-Ray
  • Thea
  • Octane
  • Unreal
  • Enscape
  • Cycles
  • Maxwell
  • IRay
  • Keyshot
  • Maverick
  • FireRender
  • Other

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Do you want my TwinMotion vote on Unreal or Other? Or do you want to add it as an option?

Simlab Composer.
I think i read somewhere in the early stages they licenced the keyshot kernel. Nowadays they have their own render kernel. It produces nice and quick renderings for a very fair price. For small models (FHD) I am done in less than a minute (AMD 2700X)

You can switch between OpenGL for preparing the scene and Rendermode. Keyshot never supported that. I don’t know, if this is possible today. The Simlab Composer Team even added virtual reality support / 3D desktop mode, so you can walk the scene (using unreal engine). It is comfortable to use with the Rhinoplugin :slight_smile:

And you can use the licence on two machines (me: Desktop and notebook).

Good question. As i understand TwinMotion is indeed Unreal but with special toolset for archviz?

True, it acts as a freestanding application with it’s own fileformat.
(I “see” it kind of like TwinMotion uses Unreal like Rhino uses OpenGL (in a simplified mindset))

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Adding it to the list :slight_smile: Ohh after 5 mins I cannot edit poll - i guess you must decide on your own :sweat_smile:

Few users would opt for Flamingo, I guess.

Can’t do much about that now :frowning: Maybe @wim can help introducing new options to poll ?

Hi Przemek - I’m not sure how that works - I tried adding something but it looked like that would reset the poll so perhaps better not.

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Understood and thanks for pinning :slight_smile:

that might have been an interesting option for implementation.

8 % (me included) voted for other, would be interesting what people voted

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Shame that so few people took a sec to vote :frowning:

not a bad quote for discourse though, maybe it could be pinned for a while to get the quote up. oh i just see that it has been pinned, no idea if it still is visible as such @wim can it be repinned if not? i think it would still be pretty interesting

@D-W I assume Cycles refers to Rhino Render in v7 now? Most users won’t know this I think and it may be better to just call it Rhino Render in Rhino 7.

@BrianJ you are right it could be rather Rhino Render(Cycles) however I’m no longer able to edit this pool.

@wim maybe now it is possible to add and rename things in Discourse pool without reseting it ?

Hi -

That doesn’t appear to be possible, no:
Skjermbilde 2021-08-24 kl. 16.21.00

I’m curious how many are using Cycles in Blender vs Cycles in Rhino aka Rhino Render v7 in this poll. I know Blender does come up pretty often on the forum.

I quite like switching over to Blender for final rendering tasks.