It has been a while since I have done renderings, and a client has requested a rendering of an assembly where the parts are plastic. I have the PhotoWorks 2008 Self-Study guide that I purchased from my SW VAR, and I am now using SW Premium 2009 (64-bit). My question is how to determine which add-in to use: PhotoWorks or PhotoView? What advantages does one have over the other (http://3dvision.com/wordpress/index.php/2008/08/28/photoview-360-versus-photoworks/)?
Here are some of the conditions I anticipate:
- Modification of design of parts or assembly. Possibility of changing materials as design progresses.
- The parts are plastic, and one part is translucent.
- One part may contain a fluid, such as water. What is the best method for showing a fluid in a translucent part?
- The scene will most likely be outdoors.
Does one add-in render faster than another? I suspect some of your opinions will be based on which add-in has fewer bugs (SP 4.0 on Win XP x64) for SW 2009.
Let me know which add-in you would select to render this project, and why. Thanks for your suggestions.