I’m considering getting Modo 501 at work, i’m only a year into 3D and have been using Blender all the time.
I love Blender but have lately become more interested in Modo 501, it seems to be a great modeler and also seem to have a great and fast renderer.
The reason i consider it is because i believe it is faster from idea to finished idea with the Light Kit for great lighting setups and and a nice material system.
I will of course still use Blender but i feel i spend a lot of time just reading about things that will come and testing different builds and addons while wishing i had a solid package that doesn’t change to often and which i could just work in daily and produce nice renders.
I know Blender is perfectly capable to produce great things, and Cycles looks amazing but to far away right now to be a solid production tool.
If i could get Modo at work i feel i could probably spend my time on the projects instead of wishing i had a more solid tool.
My company will pay for it and the price seems very reasonable.
I understand that everyone have different needs and use their tools very different, but i will mostly make arch-viz stills with occasionally camera movement animations.
Are there any other Modo users here who can share their thoughts and experience about getting into Modo?
If you didn’t have to pay for it, would you prefer it at work?
What are your experience with Luxology and Modo?
Thanks in advance for your input!