So I’ve recently received a film grant to upgrade
Here’s what I’ve looked into and decided but I haven’t been able to figure out a few other things that I have to decide to move forward.
I’ve decided to buy two smart suit pros, and the plug in for them; I considered another Neuron pro but I don’t like the one I have... issues with the little things and never figured out how to get it to properly work with the wifi.
So here’s where I’m stuck on moving forward.
Iray or Unreal Engine 4 link.
I’ve been watching the shorts made with UE4 and I have to say, they look fantastic. So the link to me is a great idea. That said... I’ve been playing with unreal engine and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to make things look photo real or less like a video game. I’ve been watching you tube videos like crazy. Doesn’t mean I won’t figure it out, just at the moment I’m “how though? How!!?”
Option two... I have the iray render, but right now I’m in the middle of a 4 minute short at 150 iterations... and it’s doing about 1000 frames in 24 hours. I need to pump that up to 1000 iterations so it looks reasonable up on a big screen. But that’s going to cost buying some more GPUs on a small render farm to have things finished in a reasonable amount of time. (I really do love the iray look, but this route seems like a waist if I can figure out the unreal engine)
Or option three... which is an unknown at the moment. There’s hint that some up dates are coming with iclone... ie, the picture with the good looking face. Is that something that’s bringing realism? Should I just wait, and for how long?
Basically I’m looking for other people’s thoughts... I don’t want to waist money on the worse option... mostly because I don’t want to go back to the grant people and go “boy did I mess that up.”