Best rendering software for beginner?

Hi guys I would like to start learning rendering. What would be the easiest software to start with?

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I'm using SolidWorks. What about KeyShot? I heard it is good aswell?

 
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What CAD program are you using?
Of all the rendering programs I have used (admittedly not many), PhotoView 360 that comes with SolidWorks is by far the easiest. It gives very good results as well

 
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KeyShot seems to be the most popular around GrabCAD. Although I've never used it so I can't comment

 
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I've heard about PhotoView 360 but never tried it. I'm sure going to give it a go. Thank you Joel!

 
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Keyshot is what I use. Since you are using Solidworks, photoview 360 is also very good.
Another alternative is Autodesk Showcase but Keyshot and Photoview will give you all you need.

 
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The first rendering software I used was PhotoView 360, the easiest so far, I learned everything in it in about 15 minutes ... I did my first renders in it and they turned out okay, you can see them on my page here ... though PhotoView 2011 is different ...
I use KeyShot also now, more options, easy to use and really good results ...
Every other software I've seen is far more complicated ...

 
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It has to be Keyshot
I have used a couple now and by far for the little effort and big rewards you get over any other rendering software has to be Keyshot.

 
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you can get awesome results with photoview360 and you don't have to pay for it if you have solidworks.

Keyshot is very nice software but it is not free and is not as easy as Photoview360.

if you are interior designer then V-ray is what I recommend

 
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Keyshot, although pretty much no render can match the quality of renders you can achieve with vray, for beginners best alternative is Keyshot pretty nice then you can learn vray

 
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