I beta-tested AccuRender and AccuModel for RMA quite some years ago. I have not used it since then. I had a project that required a full-motion animation with a fly-thru and near photorealistic rendering, so I purchased the bundle.
The bundle is far less expensive than any competing software.
I received the bundle without any delay.
I was able to use it "right out of the box". The features that I needed were readily available in the tutorials and help. I was running the tutorials and help, side-by-side, with the animation I needed to create.
I was successful in creating an animation in less than two weeks. The animation is 359 frames rendered at 1080 x 756. It will appear in a product show on Oct. 30th for some very high-end customers. This is only three weeks from when I initially placed the order.
Novedge has the best price, and Rhinoceros and it's sister products are simply amazing! The fact that McNeel is worker owned, listens to it's users, has the best licensing policy of any proprietary software, offers 24 hour support and works so well with all other software sets it apart. Having been a beta tester since Rhinoceros was just an add-on to Autocad called Accumodel and eagerly awaiting the release of the V5 WIP gives me a long history with this brand, and employing it in the high-end architectural production environment currently to do everything from conceptual design threw construction documents makes me and my clients very satisfied, saving TONS of money and hastle. 1st sale matters.
Major bang for the buck! If you’re looking for a bundle that covers all the major uses and possibilities; this is it! File conversion, mesh, morph, mods, create form scratch, animate, render, extrapolate geometry, you name it, this can do it.
I recently purchased the Rhino/Flaming/Penguin & Bongo bundle, after reviewing with the free downloadable version. The entire experiance made it an easy sell to my accounting dept. for approval. It allowed me to offer them a top notch program, at a fraction of the cost of the software I had originally been requesting approval for. I was actually glad I had not purchased my original choice. The free download version is what really helps close the deal. I was able to quickly evaluate the program, and was highly impressed from the start. I think the others out there should take notice of the way Robert McNeel and Associates do business. The icing on the cake was the purchase from Novedge. I could not be happier with the whole deal.
Dell Motes Director of Product Development Halcyon Manufacturing Inc.
I worked with the Rhino demo's for a short while so it was good to get a full version of Rhino. I'm growing into using the many functions of the program bundle. Thus far, it has been useful even with my limited experience for reshaping, a nurbs network, of a ladies scanned head a broadway theater marque 3D model and a ten foot high snapple bottle for a bill board in times square, New York. Its nurbs deformation capability is not available in other 3D programs and its exactness of surface and curve continuity are extremely sensitive and adjustable. The learning curve is steep but not unattainable. Arnold Diamond - CAD operations seal reinforced fiberglass, copiague, New York
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