Int_Skylined wrote:Yes, I agree that Graphisoft in collaboration with Maxon made the serios rut for a long time. Don't know, what must be happen before it change.
Maybe, look to competitor's trend (Revit), maybe anything else.
Unfortunately, now they will not support two renderers in AC at the same time, i think.
ps/ don't understand a bit last sentence about Vray. This product of Chaos Group, isn't it? But it was integrate in Revit jointly.
I am not exactly sure what you are trying to say.
But if you compare the built-in Renderer in ARCHICAD (CineRender) with the built-in Renderer in Revit (Autodesk Raytracer - they have only one, too), CineRender wins hands down. It has so many more options in it. Maybe Autodesk Raytracer can get a decent result in a short time, but there are hardly any customization options in it in terms of rendering effects if you want to go beyond those default settings. Plus, it just doesn't have a lot of things CineRender has. CineRender in ARCHICAD has just so much more.
Besides that there are of course multiple additional Renderers for both applications (which all cost additional money). Maybe VRay was jointly developed for Revit, but it will nevertheless cost money when it is officially released. That would be nice if it didn't cost any money to put it in Revit, but I suppose it will cost the same cca. 1000 bucks for Revit as for 3D Studio and Rhino, etc. when it is released.
As far as I know GRAPHISOFT has worked with several other vendors in the past when they developed their renderers for ARCHICAD.