Hey guys question, so I'm a first year design student that will be majoring into Product and 3D design for my second and third years, I've utilised other 3D CAD software such as Inventor, Rhino, Maya and Sculptris, what other software/programs can you recommend me and how could I use them to their best extent?Here's one of my completed design models that I've created on rhino5 and rendered on Keyshot. Also know any other image rendering programs suitable for 3D design?
>>595213you should learn zbrush, substance, and houdini.you should also learn blender in case you ever want to make game assets for unity or ue4 because of speed, but maya will do just fine for that as well.
>>595213> Product and 3D design Ignore the poster below you.
>>5952133dsmax or Maya + Vray or ArnoldI'd say 3dsmax & Vray because there's a ton of tutorials out there related to product beauty shots and archviz>>595228100% rubbish
>>595213Learn Solidworks? Also Keyshot should be more than fine to do most renderings in, unless you are going to do a large scene with a lot of completely custom painted textures/mapping. That's a bitch for NURBS modeling. Also not really needed to render products.So what is Keyshot and your current 3D modeling / rendering programs lacking that you are looking for in another?
you idiots didn't even read his questionyou can use vray for rhino
>>595320>I've utilised other 3D CAD software such as Inventor, Rhino, Maya and Sculptris, what other software/programs can you recommend me and how could I use them to their best extent?>Also know any other image rendering programs suitable for 3D design?>AlsoNo reason to leave Keyshot for NURBS rendering. If you are going to use polygons, sure. So since you nailed it and clearly answered OP's question. Why would you use Vray for rendering NURBS over Keyshot?
>>595406>Why would you use Vray for rendering NURBS over Keyshot?you don't. i think keyshot is the best product renderer outthereits just that vray is more robust and maybe its better to use it if you do archviz or stuff like that
Have you tried the HDR Light Studio plug for Keyshot? You can also link Keyshot Live with Rhino and have real time updates. I use HDR Light studio for almost all renders with Keyshot. It has a lot more control than the built in HDRI Editor and it a treat to use. A combination of that and real planes / objects for floor walls or lights you may need for the right effect and learn to composite/take advantage of the Clown pass for Photoshop later.
>>595213If you are doing product design, you will pretty much only need to know solidworks and rhino along with a rendering software of your choice. If your trying to figure out what CAD software you want to use during your freshman year, you have your priorities completely wrong and will probably fail in the industry. Focus on designing through your sketches and physical mock-ups first and worry about 3d software later. Trust me, 3d modelling is the easy part.
>>595213>completed design modelsYour design is shit.
>>595645Lets be honest here, that ring can't even be considered design.