Hello and good evening everyone -
I have been going through problem after problem with every rendering engine I have tried:
V-ray began last month by nearly destroying my HD, and after I re-installed it It was smooth sailing. (for the most part). However, I now have a license server error and can no longer use it: “Failed to checkout GUI License”. Nice. After numerous hours of research, I found that it’s a common problem - but no one really has any good ideas on what to do. After re-installing both the license server and the plugin, I can’t get it to work. ChaosGroup has nearly nonexistent customer service and my posts on the forums go unanswered. Have any other V ray users had this error? Seems impossible to trouble shoot.
As a result, I began to use Indigo - however due to it being an “unbiased” engine it took nearly 24 hours to render one image - an image I personally found to be equal in quality to a 15 minute V-ray render.
Others have been suggested - like Podium (which couldn’t launch and became corrupted) and Kubity (Which seems to just produce screenshots of sketchup views).
Please excuse the rant - It’s been a day of nonstop trouble shooting and zero progress on projects as a result. Any advice would be much appreciated.