My aim is to produce to photo realistic rendering of interior design together with photo-realistic animation of 'walkthroughs'. I have looked into Sketchup
and Blender however I find everything needs to designed from basically scratch. Sketchup has vast library of models however I am looking to drastically
cut down the time to get to the end goal. I am not a professional architect and this is a hobby at this stage. The goal is to produce pictures and videos
as photo realistic as possible. Auto generate walls, roofs, rooms - basically design and render rather than 'model 3D'.
I have two questions regarding Chief Architect and Home Designer Pro:
1) Is it possible to export the final 3D geometry from these products and use it in Vray or Podium for rendering?
2) In addition to rendering I am also looking for a way to create photo realistic animation of a walk through.
E.g. Podium Walker or SU Animate (for Sketchup) can do this. Is this possible?
My research tells me Home Designer Pro won't cut it as far as photo-realism is concerned. I could not really find clear answers for these questions