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BigHache
07-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Does anyone have any experience with Maxwell Render? I've seen a lot of discussion on Kray and FPrime but I haven't come across much on Maxwell. Is it just pricier so folks stay away?

pixym
07-10-2007, 08:29 PM
I think you 'd better go to Maxwell LW Next limit forum...

Captain Obvious
07-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Maxwell is great, but kinda expensive and slow. Results are terrific, however.

otacon
07-10-2007, 09:59 PM
The slowness is what makes people stay away.

BigHache
07-11-2007, 12:06 AM
I think you 'd better go to Maxwell LW Next limit forum...
Well, yeah... I like to get a variety of input though and I don't only go to the maker of a product and ask what they think of their product.

Just curious in software and technology and interested if any LW users have incorporated it...

Yog
07-11-2007, 03:59 AM
First you have to realise that Maxwell is a specialist renderer and not really meant for general use.
It has fantastic light emulation and is great for creating extremely realistic materials, however if you want animations (other than light intensities) or a quick render that is "good enough", then Maxwell probably isn't for you. It's main strengths are architectural visualisation and product shots.

If this type of renderer is for you though, I would also recommend looking at Fry Render. It is very similar to Maxwell, a touch quicker, the development phase seems quicker, and just as importantly the forums are more friendly/helpful and I have learnt to trust the company more.

3dworks
07-11-2007, 04:03 AM
Well, yeah... I like to get a variety of input though and I don't only go to the maker of a product and ask what they think of their product.

Just curious in software and technology and interested if any LW users have incorporated it...

it is apparently slow, but for what it does it is quite fast... ;)

i'm using it a lot, and the LW plugin makes it easy to follow a workflow like this: set up in layout for fast renderings with native LW engine, kray or fprime and at the same time transfer to studio for fine tuning and rendering of slow, but ultra high quality renderings (for example for difficult interiors) with the same textures (UV) and geometry. material setups in maxwell need some tweaks, anyway.

cheers

markus

BigHache
07-12-2007, 04:38 PM
Sweet. Thanks for the info.