i suppose this has been discussed before, but…couldn’t find it. so maybe one can give me a hint or answer my question again.
i’m thinking of using an external renderer for architectural renderings. i think kerkythea, indigo, yafray and luxrender could all do the job. i saw great renderings made with all of these packages. but here are some parameters which are important to me. maybe there is someone who has some experience with the different softwarepackages who can make a short comparison:
- large amount of triangles -> rendertime
- ies, sky, hdri
- daylight/artificial light -> rendertime
- ways of applying image maps (uv-mapping is quit complicated for architectural purpose i think), controling their size
- rendersetting control -> do you have to be an expert?
- blender export
- future developement
i really would appriciate some advice.