Switching to Modo 3D
After years of enjoying using Electric Image, the development of the software has sadly slowed to near stop, so it's time to move on to a more advanced software option... MODO. With Modo's great interface options, fully integrated modeling, sculpting, painting, effects and animation tools in one cohesive content creation package. It's a great value robust, and modern 3D package.
MODO's production-proven renderer offers a rare blend of speed and quality to create stunning, photorealistic imagery that challenges the industry's best. Unlimited network rendering is included. The Render text below shows Modo running at it's base settings, rendering time was about 1h 18m, not to bad... This is using procedural metal and solid image mapping for the wood, with a single directional light and some environment light. GI lighting is on.