Good Animation renderer?


I am currently working on a project that needs to have photorealistic results, and I am wondering if anyone has come across any other good renderers besides Yafray for animations…


Indigo. I’ve never used it but folks on this site rave about it.

I know and use Indigo, but it takes about 3+ hours to render a good frame :E

I have not yet seen Indigo’s full potential, (it crashed on me after ~8 hours of rendering), but from what I saw, it does give very photorealistic results.

Indigo is not intended for animation. You would need a renderfarm to create a mid quality animation. I just stick with Blender Internal… It’s fast, it looks good, and it’s easy to optimize it using some tricks (particularly avoiding ray tracing… fake reflections, buffered shadows, etc)