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Maxwell Render
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Linux (on x86-64)Mac OS X (on IA-32 and PowerPC)Microsoft Windows (on IA-32 and x86-64)| size = | language = EnglishRay tracing (graphics)>RaytracerProprietary software>Proprietary commercial}}}}Maxwell Render is an unbiased 3D render engine, developed by Next Limit Technologies in Madrid, Spain. This stand-alone software is used in the film, animation, and VFX industry, as well as in architectural and product design visualization.WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2015-10-07, yes,weblink" title="">weblink 4 October 2015, dmy-all, It offers various plug-ins for 3D/CAD and post production applications.WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2015-12-22, yes,weblink" title="">weblink 23 December 2015, dmy-all,


Maxwell Render was released to the public as an early alpha in December 2004 (after two years of internal development) utilizing a global illumination (GI) algorithm based on a metropolis light transport variation.WEB,weblink Review: Next Limit’s Maxwell Render - Computer Graphics World,, 12 June 2019, Next Limit Technologies released its latest version of Maxwell Render V4.2 in February 2018.WEB,weblink Next Limit Technologies - All Products - (866) 362-8970 Novedge, Authorized Reseller,, 12 June 2019, The physically correct rendering engine was originally used as a tool for animation and visual effects. Maxwell Render’s trademark Multilight feature,WEB,weblink Multilight_features,, 12 June 2019, which permits the changing of light intensities and colors in real time, was used in the feature film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.WEB,weblink 10 things you didn’t know about Maxwell Render, NOVEDGE blog, 12 June 2019,

General features

Physically-based advantages
  • Accuracy
  • Advanced Ray Tracing
  • Physical Sky
  • Fast scene set-up
  • Layer-based materials
  • Multilight
Multilightâ„¢FIRE: Fast Interactive Rendering
  • Immediate feedback to make adjustments to lighting, materials and camera settings
MaterialsRealistic Camera Model
  • Real camera parameters: f-Stop, Focal length, Shutter speed, ISO, film size, diaphragm blades
Memory Saving InstancesAccurate 3D Motion BlurHair, Grass and Fur
  • Compatible with many hair systems: Maya Shave and a Haircut, Maya hair, 3ds Max hair, CINEMA hair, Ornatrix
VolumetricsParticle Rendering
  • Integration with RealFlow software
  • Maxwell Sea
  • Maxwell Volumetric
  • Maxwell Grass
  • Maxwell Scatter
Industry standard support
  • Alembic
  • AxF
  • Deep compositing
  • Pixar Open SubDiv
  • Python scripting
  • VDB
Network RenderingPost Production
  • Post production plug-ins
  • Channels
  • Custom Alphas

New Features in V3.2

  • Virtual reality stereo lenses with two new lens types: Lat/Long and Stereo Fish Lens
  • Subsurface scattering speed improvements
  • Nested dielectrics priority method; render complex water/glass/ice surface without numerical issues
  • PSD Output support: save renders in PSD format in 8, 16 and 32 bits
  • Extensions API that allow third party developers to develop their own procedural geometries, geometry modifiers, procedural textures, camera lens, etc.
  • Procedural emitters to apply emitter materials to entities that are not triangle meshes – such as hair/fur, particles and grass.
  • Separated Reflection & Refraction channels such as “Diffuse”, “Reflections”, “Diffuse + Reflections”, “Refractions”, “Reflections+Refractions”
  • ‘Reflectance’ channel shows plain colors without the influence of global illumination.
  • Improvements in Multilight editor
  • ‘Asset Reference’ extension can reference many different file formats as the geometries are no longer pre-converted to MXS. Some of the supported formats include: OBJ, FBX, Blender, Alembic, DAE, STL, LXO, 3DS, LWO, 3D, etc.
  • World-Y Grass allows you to define the overall growth direction of your grass blades towards the world-Y axis (sky direction)

Interaction with other software

Maxwell Render for SketchUpWEB,weblink Plug-ins - Maxwell Render V4 Documentation - Next Limit support site,, 12 June 2019, is a simplified version of Maxwell Render, fully integrated into the SketchUp software application. Users can set the camera, lighting and environment, apply SketchUp or Maxwell MXM materials, and render and save image files. It is widely used in product design, architectural and engineering visualization.


3D application plug-ins
  • SolidWorks
  • SoftImage
  • MODO
  • MAYA
  • Houdini
  • Rhinoceros
  • SketchUp
  • LightWave
  • Graphisoft ArchiCAD
  • Bonzai 3D
  • 3DS MAX
  • form Z
Postproduction application plug-ins
  • Photoshop
  • Nuke
  • After effects
Third party supported plug-ins
  • solidThinking
  • blender

Version history {| class"wikitable"

| Maxwell Render Alpha version| Maxwell Render Beta version| Maxwell Render 1.0Maxwell Render 1.1| Maxwell Render 1.5Maxwell Render 1.6Maxwell Render 1.6.1| Maxwell Render 1.7| Maxwell Render 2.0| Maxwell Render Suite 2.6Maxwell for Google SketchUp| Maxwell Render 2.7Maxwell Render Learning EditionMaxwell Render 2.7.1| Maxwell for SketchUpMaxwell Render 3.0| Maxwell Render 3.0.1Maxwell Render beta| Maxwell Render 3.1Maxwell Render Render 3.2|2016|Maxwell Render|2017|Maxwell Render Render 4.1|2018|Maxwell Render Render

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