One of the programs included in the $60k Autodesk Clean Tech Partner package was Showcase, a rendering software that neatly integrates with Alias and some of their other programs. Like its rival RTT, Showcase is designed to produce fantastic results right out of the box, taking you 80% there very quickly. Also like RTT, it becomes increasingly frustrating if you are highly picky and want to extract the last 20%, like I always do. Countless hours can be wasted tweaking an infinite amount of light, reflexion and refraction characteristics that you didn't even know existed...

This little clip is a quickie, even thought I spent several hours getting everything ready. It shows the level of quality that can be achieved real time, opening the possibility of using it during funding meetings. Whether VCs would even care is another matter.