Need some help choosing 3-D software for our graphic design team. We need to produce simple, yet realistic renderings of labeled candles for presentations. We also produce plan-o-grams for customers that show a variety of product on shelves. Our current renderings are done with the 3-D tool in illustrator and leave a lot to be desired. We are all proficient in Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop. Would like to keep cost low, below ~$700/license if possible.
We have looked into Rhino but are wondering if there are any that we have missed. Any ideas??