I have recently switched from the built in Mental Ray renderer to VRay. While both renderers are very powerful, VRay seems a bit more straight forward and has a less cumbersome setup.
VRayFastSSS2 material seems more “vivid” and renders faster than the previously used Mental Ray material. Furthermore VRay offers more control over displacement, which is quite essential for most of my work.
V-Ray just rocks! Rendertimes went down to 1 – 2 min per frame after re-composition, with much nicer control over the material… 😉
Stills coming soon!