I've finally decided that it was time to get myself a copy of Maxwell Render after seeing all the mindbendingly awesome Maxwell renders popping up all over the place. The quality of this renderer simply blows away anything I've ever used before.
The idea of a 3d rendering program simulating the real properties of light and its interaction with physical matter at absolute 100% physical accuracy is something truly amazing. The renderer is rather slow, and it brought my quadcore render workstation to its knees. My poor workstation is used to churning out a print sized vray render within minutes
, but this image took 11h 02m 07s to render at 3456 x 2304 (8 megapixel) I think you will agree that this sort of quality is worth waiting for...
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