Next Limit Technologies is delighted to announce the official release of Maxwell v4.1. This is the first significant update of the latest version of its high-end rendering tool for visualization software. Aiming to optimize user workflow, and decrease rendering times, maintaining the quality Maxwell is famous for, this new version introduces a powerful Denoiser (by Innobrights Altus).The new Denoiser feature helps to achieve clear images at a lower SL, and makes Maxwell up to eight times faster, depending on the scene. Instead of having to render images to a high sampling level, users can keep it low and let the Denoiser do the job, setting it to denoise at all SLs or at the end.In addition, Maxwell 4.1 brings a number of new features, fixes and improvements, including:
We are excited to release Maxwell 4.1, featuring new integrated denoising technology. The tremendous performance improvements obtained with the denoiser surpass any previous experience with Maxwell, especially in situations where noise -an inherent problem in truly unbiased engines- requires long render times to clean. This version will also pave the way for many upcoming improvements in GPU rendering, interactivity and cloud deployment. We remain committed to preserving Maxwell as the leading ground truth in rendering technology.
WHAT'S NEW IN MAXWELL 4.1?
WHAT'S NEW IN MAXWELL 4?
GPUMaxwell 4s major new feature - a GPU render engine! The new engine runs on nVidia graphic cards and uses all the power that GPUs provide to accelerate the render process. All the technology under the hood is identical to the classic CPU engine - which means your images are exactly the same, unbeatable Maxwell quality.
MAXWELL MULTILIGHT STANDALONENo more re-rendering. Save infinite lighting variations and images all from ONE single render. No going back to your scene, re-rendering or waiting. Welcome to Multilight!
NEW MATERIALS GALLERYThe newly renovated gallery features a hand-picked selection of high-quality, optimized Maxwell materials ready to use in your scenes. You can search using the usual tags, such as wood, plastic or metal, but also by performance level - so that you can filter materials depending on your exact needs.
RHINO FOR MAC SUPPORTMaxwell 4 brings a brand new Rhino for Mac plugin workflow, providing you with a great workflow via live-linking between Rhino and Maxwell Studio - our sophisticated standalone scene editor. The plugin + Studio workflow is bundled together in one easy installation package, and includes the entire suite of Maxwell tools (FIRE, Multilight, materials editor, network tools, advanced render extensions, etc).
REVIT INTEGRATIONMaxwell 4 includes a complete overhaul of the Revit integration, with significant improvements including the addition of FIRE - our interactive preview engine, as well as a re-designed and reorganised toolbar.
MORE COMING SOON... STAY TUNED!