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Appropriate rendering utility recommendation appreciated – Professional

I’m wondering if anybody may be capable to level me in direction of an appropriate rendering utility that fits my wants and doesn’t require me to take out one other mortgage, resembling V-Ray.

I’m specialising in recreating road scenes with historic road furnishings from the Fifties resembling road lighting, utility poles and street indicators. All these components I’ve created in Sketchup. Assuming my laptop is highly effective sufficient to create giant road layouts in SU the place I can place my fashions, I then need to render the scene to make it look sensible. The principal supplies in my fashions are wooden, metallic, concrete, ceramic/earthenware and glass however clearly road scenes will embody vegetation and buildings, roads and pavements.

I’ve tried out Twinmotion and Fluidray however there appears be such a steep studying curve for the previous and never a lot in the best way of on-line tutorials for the latter. Twinmotion additionally hardly features in any respect solely 2015 iMac: so terribly gradual.

Any recommendation could be drastically appreciated.

My thanks as ever to John McLenahan, with out whose assist and tutelage over the previous two and a half years I might be nowhere.



The packages I’ve explored in depth are V-Ray, TwinMotion, and Enscape. I used these packages as shows for my architectural initiatives, not as a principal service of manufacturing renderings. Additionally, it has been some time since I used V-Ray, and I’ve seen big progress within the ease of use since I used it in my follow.

For me, the benefit of use versus the standard of output, Enscape is the most effective. Since I solely choose up this system through the design part, rendering software program for me is for intermittent use solely. Once I used V-Ray I managed high quality renderings however solely after a protracted research. Then after I picked it up once more after a month or so, I used to be nearly beginning over once more.

For me, Twinmotion has an odd workflow and connection to SketchUp. Enscape has speedy updates that may be turned on or off, and switching between SU, and Enscape is seamless. However V-Ray is a extra highly effective render.

A bit late with this however it could actually’t damage…. I see you’re on a Mac in order that places you a bit behind the eight ball because it had been. I’ve but to listen to of any of the favored render packages that enable entry to the gpu when rendering on a Mac laptop The gpu sharing the load is the place the velocity comes from. For those who’re not underneath a time crunch there are plenty of good render engines to select from. Simply remember you’re not going to have the identical velocity as the oldsters on home windows machines. As a fellow Mac person I’m in the identical boat. I’m a Twilight person myself , completely pleased with it however render instances is usually a bit lengthy relying on what I’m doing. The cross us Mac person bought to reveal.

You may attempt Thea, it’s good and cheaper than Vray, twinmotion is nice nevertheless it doesn’t generate so sensible pictures with out the trail tracer function, and it’s not out there for mac, blender has two nice rendering engines, eevee for actual time rendering and cycles for sensible rendering, it’s an open supply software program however the studying curve is means steeper than twinmotion’s. Enscape can be out there for Macs however solely with the 2021 model of skp.

Many thanks to your responses. When it comes to Enscape, presumably, if I determine to attempt that, I’ve to downgrade my SU 2022 to 2021 in perpetuity. Which options in 2022 don’t exist in 2021? Additionally, are my 2022-created fashions appropriate with the 2021 model? Can I run each on my laptop?

Fascinating about what you say concerning the Mac drawback. I like my laptop, particularly the monitor high quality; however I’m significantly contemplating abandoning it and return, after 13 years, to a Home windows-based laptop. The variety of instances SU crashes is irritating to say the least.

Whereas writing, may I add a file so that you can have a look at. This – seemingly innocuous – file is inflicting my rainbow wheel to whir round endlessly when I attempt to do something in it. Is there something within the file t
Roofs.skp (15.6 MB)
hat may be inflicting this?

Many thanks.


high of my head, you don’t have plenty of geometry right here, but 15mb.

you may have two textures. and I agree, the feel picker is gradual in your file. The primary greyish roof texture is 7500 x 6700 px, 10,8 mb
I diminished it to 2000px large, and now the file is lower than half. so yeah, i’d say you may have a fats textures drawback.
Roofs.skp (6,7 Mo)

Many thanks. ‘Fats textures’! I’ve by no means heard of that expression.

I’ll load it again into my SU and se the distinction.

Variety regards.




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