Next Limit has released Maxwell Render 2.7
Next Limit Technologies has released Maxwell Render Suite 2.7. The free update to its physically based renderer includes new features, improvements and bug fixes…
The new grass generator is one of the highlights in this latest release. It enables you to quickly create grass on a selected piece of geometry. It has been designed to offer maximum control over the look of the grass from impeccable detail on close up shots to fast-rendering further away from the camera.
There’s also a new loss-less compression system for MXS and MXI files. According to Next Limit: “The compression ratios are excellent when rendering additional channels such as alpha, shadows or ID’s. With all channels activated, the MXI file can be 4x smaller. The compression system does not affect save performance more than 1-2%.”
Anamorphic Bokeh is a new option that allows you to get a non-uniform bokeh shape, typical when you use an anamorphic lens on a real camera. You can specify the bokeh ratio and angle.
Left: normal bokeh. Right: bokeh ratio changed producing an anamorphic bokeh effect
And there’s a new Fluid blend material, so you can now load more than one particle sequence into the same MaxwellMesher object (to be meshed together).
The image shows two fluid sequences loaded with the same MaxwellMesher and using a blend material
Maxwell Render 2.7 is available for Windows and Mac OS X. The standard licence costs $995 and a node licence costs $245.
Visit Next Limit for the full release notes and more information
Main image courtesy of Hervé Steff- Meindbender
on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 4:11 pm under News, Products.
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