Solenoid Valve WIP

 From:  Grendel
1884.17 In reply to 1884.16 
Lightwave is rather inexpensive in comparison to the others as well as Modo. Modo is not really a complete package yet though but it does some things that Lightwave does not, more modern poly modeling and painting displacement and color.

I would reccomend whatever you are most comfortable with, make sure you try all of the evaluation versions before you spend you're money. Most of these different render engines can achieve a good render just through different ways. I often take the same object and bring it into different packages try to get a good render out of each of them for practice.