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V-Ray question

Postby arail1 » Sat May 16, 2009 1:31 am

Sorry for posting this question over here but I've registered on the ASGvis forum but haven't received a confirmation email.

V-Ray license question - if you have SketchUp and Rhino, do you have to buy separate licenses for each program or is there a combined version?

I don't have Rhino, just SketchUp but I'm looking around at different programs, including Rhino, so I'm curious.

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Re: V-Ray question

Postby thomthom » Sat May 16, 2009 8:16 am

There's been some problems with the signup since they launched the new site. Contact support@asgvis.com.

You need a license per application; no combined licence I'm afraid.
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Re: V-Ray question

Postby arail1 » Sat May 16, 2009 1:19 pm

Thanks for the link. I'll contact Support and see if I can get it worked out.

Makes it quite expensive if you wanted to go back and forth between Rhino and SketchUp. I guess that would be a deal breaker for me as far as Rhino goes.
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Re: V-Ray question

Postby thomthom » Sat May 16, 2009 1:22 pm

I have seen people requesting a package deal. So it could be worth mentioning it to them so they are aware more people are interested that.

I'd quite like such a package as I really want to get Rhino myself.

Other than that, I've notice seen people on the forum that's managed to transfer their SU license to Rhino.
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Re: V-Ray question

Postby arail1 » Sat May 16, 2009 2:14 pm

I will send them an email and make a post on the forum over there. It seems at a time when it's common to use several different software programs to arrive at a final image, having the renderer tethered to just one program is a bit inconvenient.

I'm doing a trial of Modo and I plan to try out Rhino after my Modo trial is up. The price is similar but Modo has it's own built in rendering engine so it wouldn't be such a problem - assuming the renderer can do what V-Ray can do.
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Re: V-Ray question

Postby ScottPara » Wed May 20, 2009 1:35 am

Arail,

I have been a user of both Vray and Modo for a while now and while I have been a big supporter of both I would have to say wait for Modo 401. It is a complete package and will give MAX and C4D an equal run. While Modo does not have the presence (now) as MAX does....it also does not carry the price tag.

The reason I like Modo is that it does not have the poly limitations that sketchup does. Many times I rough a model in Sketchup and then import it into Modo for detailing and rendering. There are time I may still bring it back into Sketchup and render with Vray, but I think those times will be less and less once 401 is finally released.

So I would wait to purchase anything until you can give 401 a test drive.

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Re: V-Ray question

Postby arail1 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:55 am

Scott -

Thanks for the comments about Modo.

I managed to get a link to the SketchUp importer (I found it in a thread on this forum) and was able finally to import a simple model into Modo.

That broke the ice for me. I didn't have the time to master the modeling features in Modo during my trial period but I was more interested in the painting and rendering capabilities anyways, so being able to import a model to start with was key. And, of course, now I'm very impressed with what the program can do - especially the painting tools.

Now I have a dilemma - I will probably have achieved a very limited ability with Modo by the time my trial period is over - about 10 days from now - and that means I'll have incorporated two new programs - V-Ray and Modo into my workflow but I definitely can't afford both of them.

What should I do? Flip a coin? Sell my car?
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Re: V-Ray question

Postby Stinkie » Wed May 20, 2009 7:05 am

It all depends on your needs. If you're okay with SU's toolset and poly limitations, go with Vray. No need of going through the hassle of exporting to modo, cleaning up your model etc then.Then again, if you think you'll be needing a bit more in the future, get Modo. If you buy 301 now, you get a free upgrade to 401.

*personal observation* Me, I got both. Yet, if I were in your shoes, I'd choose Modo, as it doesn't look SU is going anywhere, for the moment.
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