There are a lot of 3D render engines and software out there. And most designers choose which one they love based on what industry they work in. Aside that, every software or render engine comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Again, some of these applications and render engines incorporates special functions that directs their use towards a specific industry.
So, in this post, we will be talking about one of such engines; the Maxwell Render. It is a widely used render engine in the architectural industry – especially for Render Boost users.
For some years now, Maxwell Render was known to be used only as a 3D renderer and in the visualization industry too. It took so long before it came out from the shadows of VRAY, and since then it has been a leader in the rendering industry – all thanks to its ability to deliver incredible result that can best most of what other rendering software in the market can produce.
Not only is it powerful, it is also compatible, and has a large community of users as well as designer. Its lager user database has made it easier and enjoyable to learn for people who want to master Maxwell Render.
In the year 2004 when Maxwell Render was developed by Next Limit Technologies it was currently used as a major 3D rendering application for films, digital productions and animations. It makes use of the unbiased principle to render projects and hence delivering amazing photorealistic outcomes. Since when it was released, it steadily receives fresh updates that make it to continually maintain its stand as a standard visualization program. With every new release or update from Next Limit, Maxwell Render is becoming easier and more effective.
One of the most widely appreciated feature within Maxwell Render is the Multi light feature and the interactive rendering tools. These features give designers, artists or animators the ability to speedily alter lighting conditions in a particular scene so as to achieve a much better final outcome.
Since lighting is one of the major criteria that determines a good visualization, it is only right for you to be able to have the ability to change things like light color, intensity, direction on the go with ease. Before now, you will need to hold on for the whole scene to finish rendering before you can decide on the changes to be made and try to re-render the scene. With a trial-and-error method like this, you can spend the whole day without achieving anything, and for novice or newbies, it will be a tedious thing to do.
Although Maxwell Render is still struggling up the ladder to meet applications like VRAY, it has a sparsely user base. Although it has a fewer user community, it user base is made of loyalist users unlike any other community, and they are always ready to share their knowledge to help the younger and less experience user grow.
For people who want to learn Maxwell Render, there are a lot lessons and tutorials virtually everywhere on the internet for free. If you are a beginner in the rendering industry and trying to get your hands dirty in learning and mastering Maxwell, you should know that there is a great list of Maxwell experts out there who are willing to help you.
Right now, Maxwell has a steep learning curve. So, if you decide to master it, remember you will need to put in time and work as well as hope for guides from a small community of artists. If eventually you master it, you will be grooving with one of the most powerful application the rendering and visualization industry has ever witnessed.
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