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jwiede
12-06-2013, 02:31 AM
The new version of Maxwell Render is finally out, and has a load of new features!

See "Maxwell Render V3 Features" (http://www.maxwellrender.com/V3/feature/) for more info, etc.

Been playing with it a bit this evening, and finding the new stuff pretty impressive. Performance receives a nice boost as well, esp. for FIRE IPR.

The short list of new V3 features:

Custom Sun Radius
Procedurals
Fast Multilight (ML) preview
Improved FIRE voxelization
Render Booleans
Custom alphas
New lenses
Material Assistants
Pixar Open SubDiv
Blockable emitters
Image projectors
Maxwell Sea
Maxwell Scatter
Improved Motionblur
Alembic
Double-sided materials
Deep Compositing
Volumetrics
10 Nodes
Yet another integration of Pixar Open Sub-Div. It's getting kind of obvious that the industry has standardized, past time for LW to catch up!

Phil
12-06-2013, 07:05 AM
I'm intrigued by their pricepoint for the package including rendernodes. That works out quite cheaply, so is on my 'definitely interesting' list.

Wittywop
12-06-2013, 12:16 PM
That looks cool!

Is it like Kray? if so how does it compare?

3dworks
12-06-2013, 01:08 PM
not to forget a nice LW plugin integration for LW 9/10/11.x! ...and last but not least, working great also under OSX. former occasional issues with the FIRE window making LW not responding anymore have been definitely resolved.

chikega
12-06-2013, 09:18 PM
That looks cool!

Is it like Kray? if so how does it compare?

Might I direct you to this two-part article on renderers :)

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-state-of-rendering/
http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-state-of-rendering-part-2/

jwiede
12-07-2013, 01:17 AM
not to forget a nice LW plugin integration for LW 9/10/11.x!

Maxwell also has one of the larger high-quality user-contributed material preset libraries available for customers.