I started a thread about recently using Blender with Sketchup (Blender as render engine for SU models - #19 by JustinTSE). My conclusion was that it is probably not the best tool for the job. “The job” in this case being something that works well with SU, that is affordable, not too hard to learn, and doesn’t require high end hardware or massive processing times.
I ended up with some conclusions most easily shown by a table:
I admit the final column is not scientific as you would need an extended test of each to know. If anyone thinks they do know and would order my list differently, I’d be interested to hear. In my list 1 is easiest.
My conclusions so far are these:
Twilight may be too basic to be worth a lot of learning.
Twinmotion may be too high end in terms of learning and hardware.
Thea is the most expensive for occasional use as it has an annual subscription.
That leaves Podium and Indigo RT. Indigo is cheapest but Podium may be easier to use.
Would anyone who has more experience of actually using any of this software may like to challenge my findings?