Lately I've been switching renderers a lot just to see which ones would bring me the most realistic product visualization (like perfumes, packaging etc.) I'm a C4D user atm and after trying Arnold i lost my hopes with rendering anything on my machine (oc'ed i7 2600k here). After a day I gave vray a try, but i don't think it's the best i could get. R16 new reflectance based materials are awesome, but still they kinda lack something. Or it's just me. I heard stories about octane, maxwell, cortana. What do you suggest on focusing on ? I can't possibly try them all out deeper, I gotta pick one.
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Luxrender is a good renderer.
A bit slow, but good.
>I heard stories about octane, maxwell, cortana.
>octane, maxwell, cortana.
Octane is -amazing- if you have a decent gpu.
Aren't all of these only as good as your ability to adjust their settings?