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Maxwell Render 5.0.2.21

Discussion in 'CGI News' started by roocoon, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. roocoon

    roocoon Well-Known Member
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    roocoon Well-Known Member
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    And some of the new plugins that need 5.0.2.21. I'll post something with the SketchUp plugin when their server stops misbehaving and I can grab it.

    v5.0.0 for Cinema 4D

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    v5.0.6.2 for Rhino

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    I thought people didn't use this anymore. Its so slow. Are they using the GPU for this one?
     
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    You can use either CPU or GPU.
    It's not that slow either. It looks bad for me because of my old laptop.
    I still find the render preparation to take long (for me), even though they claim it was fixed in the 5.0.2.1. It probably needs more RAM than I have to see any difference. Disk thrashing would kill a Kray machine.
     
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    The latest Maxwell Render plugin for Max v5.0.9 is now in sync with Maxwell 5.0.2.21. No need to keep around multiple versions of the Maxwell Render/Studio.
    If they would just release a version for Maya 2020 too...

    The plugin's installer detects up to Max 2020. I copied its files over to Max 2021 and it works without a hiccup.
    Alternatively, you can install it for Max 2020 and just point it instead to the Max 2021 root folder.

    Changelog for 5.0.9:

    COMPATIBILITY:
    Built for Maxwell Render 5.0.2.21

    IMPROVEMENTS:
    Now the plugin also allows for loading LDR image formats besides HDR ones in the Image Based Environment (although we still strongly suggest not using LDR images to illuminate the scene). This is specially useful for the background, reflection and refraction channels.
    Now the Export to Maxwell Cloud feature is capable of sending all the frames of an animation for rendering in the Cloud.

    FIXES:
    3dsmax crashed when opening MW4 scenes that contained MxLights.
    The plugin was not storing the values of Bump, Scale U and Scale V in Global Properties section of the materials.
    The Maxwell sequence render feature was not launching Maxwell in frames mode (only rendered one file and not the whole sequence).
    Inconsistency with the material layer enable/disable state when adding new layers.
    3dsmax crashed if Maxwell could not find a valid license.

    And the much abused by incomplete renders Bilboa museum:

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  7. dreamof3d

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    Great roocoon... where is our link? Can you share one out of the hundreds?
     
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    roocoon Well-Known Member
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    :)
    Link on a News section? That would spoil the fun.
    Dreaming (of or in 3D) about it (a wordplay on your nick made in good spirit -- you actually have one of the better ones I've seen), is the only thing you can do at the moment until one of the smart "crackers" roaming around these forums can rip my protection or, heaven forbid, crack it on their own :)

    Really now, most of us are incommunicado in our places. I'd expect many cracks to show up with all the forced free time crackers will probably have.
    Exercise patience and stay safe.
     
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    I'm sure it still sucks, like watching paint dry. If it was worth the money, I would just buy it. I have a machine capable of running anything now, the Mac Pro is resting....

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    Easy to find out if it works for you or not. They have a trial, don't they?
    If it's worth it, go and buy it, else scrap it.