View Full Version : FPrime and Kray!

sean hargreaves
06-27-2007, 11:00 PM
I'll tell you one thing guys, FPrime and Kray are'nt cheap!!!

06-27-2007, 11:35 PM
subtly noticed :)

Captain Obvious
06-28-2007, 02:08 AM
Compared to most other commercial renderers, they're not that expensive.

06-28-2007, 02:11 AM
Especially if you wanna buy both at the same time. And then, they don't work together (I heard).


sean hargreaves
06-28-2007, 08:57 AM
Really Mike, is that true?

06-28-2007, 09:44 AM
Kray is an alternative render engine aswell as fprime. So if you use the preview of fprime you will see an estimate of the LW renderengine. You can't preview kray (other features, other capabilities etc).
That's what I think, I never tried that.


Captain Obvious
06-28-2007, 09:56 AM
Kray will look pretty much the same as FPrime and Lightwave, if you use similar settings.

06-28-2007, 11:58 AM
If I had to choose between the two, I'd have to side with FPrime for its interactivity.

Saying that, WHEN the demo for Kray (latest version) comes out, and I can get decent results out of it, I might end up buying it too.

Steve Warner
06-28-2007, 03:01 PM
If I had to choose between the two, I'd have to side with FPrime for its interactivity.
:agree: Being able to make changes to nodes, textures, lights, etc. and see the results in real-time is incredible. The ability to render, stop and resume rendering is also addictive and quickly becomes hard to live without.

sean hargreaves
06-28-2007, 08:32 PM
But guys, in terms of the FINAL result, which is the better way to go?

Steve Warner
06-29-2007, 11:30 AM
Is there something you're not happy about with the native renderer?

06-29-2007, 11:44 AM
I've never tried kray, but I love the interactivity of Fprime - well worth the money!


sean hargreaves
06-30-2007, 10:09 AM
Steve, I'm just researching at this point. I just love all the final renderings from what I've seen in Kray. I'm still new at this, so I'm learning. I also use Vue Infinite and they have a little window where you can see relatively quickly how your lighting, surfaces, rendering is going to look. I suspect this is similar to what FPrime does? I want to get the best look I can out of my final render.