Been busy this fall really narrowing in on a rendering workflow. I think the final answer is to use Octane and Corona depending on the jobs needs and strengths. The series of daily renders that I work on lets me experiment quickly with larger techniques, but also satisfies my itch to make things. Being able to go start to finish in a few hours is very liberating when most of my project work happens over the course of weeks and months. Here's some random images made over the last few weeks.