For years this forum has been almost obsessed with realism and the node trees from hell are legendary. With Andrew Price, among others, doing tutorials hollering realism from the rooftops. And, Cycles has not only got more realistic and faster but more artist friendly over time.
Now suddenly it seems Eevee is all the rage. And, while real time rendering is indeed amazing the results won’t make a pimple on Cycles ass in my opinion. Just look at the results for god sake. Especially in Archviz where the difference seems to be even more obvious.
So suddenly it seems camera realism is no longer the holy grail as it has been for years. And, by posting in this section I realize the damn flack sure to follow. But, where else could the observation be posted. If the hope is Eevee will become cycles in the coming years well I simply don’t have the time to wait around for that.
And, by the way the view port in cycles suited me fine as evidently it has others over the years. While the real time render wasn’t exactly the final results our eye adjusted to that. Or, I should say many did who turned out some award winning work with Cycles. And, CG Graphics will probably remain trial and error into the next decade. And, yes I realize by posting this I will be called everything but a human being. But, I simply don’t get it.