Experience and new pipeline Questions


Good afternoon, I have recently learned about this site and absolutely love the work people do on here. I was curious if anyone had a good work flow for producing high end renders with a 3 day turn around from start to 3d model to post processing. I feel like my pipeline is a little more tedious than it should be. For instance i just learned about proxies which now saves my scene from getting to over populated. I Use mainly sketchup for speed. I render out a video in lumion. Then i end up doing 5 or six really good shots in vray. then export the scene to 3ds max to get a realistic fire using phoenix. I work for a high end deck company and fire features is our bread and butter. If you had any suggestions please let me know or critiques on improving my renders i would love that?

https://youtu.be/Z1E0r5cbCyc video Renders