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jrd
02-25-2004, 07:30 AM
hello everyone,
i read the post below about the render article and have been following the exciting developments with FPrime. This all has raised a question for me. My boss is has decided to purchase StudioMax for himself on a PC and try to learn it. I read the article and it seemed that Mental Ray was the way to go if you were going with Studio Max. He however is purchasing Final Render which i think is a similar solution to Lightwave's FPrime (once it comes out). Does anyone who's dabbled in Studio Max know of Final Render and how/if it compares with what we've seen so far of FPrime. Mental Ray seems to be ahead in a lot of render issues, but if he only purchases Final Render, how will it compare with what i can do with Lwave. I'd love to tell him he's wasting his money.
;)
thanks for any input,
jrd

Darth Mole
02-25-2004, 08:26 AM
FPrime is not a final rendering solution, but a very, very fast previewing system - sort of a replacement for VIPER. I'm not sure they're at all comparable... at the moment, anyway.