Okay, so I lied - got the test render done and am able to share.

Test render done in Vue 8 Pioneer - so far me like-y. Yeah - the house is funky and the eagle in the background has as much life as a statue, but I got the results I wanted. Awesome skies, and easy to use environments. Only down side is the renderer is slow as  molasses in a Montana winter. Now onto something a little more ambitious than stock models out-of-the-box.

If anyone wants more info about Vue, follow the link below. The first one is free. bwahahahaha!