Powerful but complex tool for Rhino
Posted by Charles Swanson, December 28, 2009
This program produces AMAZINGLY photo real images. However, and this is a big however, only having rendering experience with Flamingo prior to purchasing Brazil for Rhino, getting into Brazil was a serious and very frustrating challenge. A challenge well worth the effort though. If you do not already know what the following functions of a high end renderer are: photon map, final gathering, shader, spherical HRI mapping, image lighting, then do yourself a huge favor and get Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition) by Jeremy Birn (or something else like it) and read it cover to cover. It takes you through all the terminology and explains what the copious adjustments in Brazil actually do. I feel as if I have a long way to go but this software is really capable of going all the way to producing completely photo real images.