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Space Metal by Jason-C Space Metal by Jason-C
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... :D

TopMod, Maxwell Studio, Maxwell Render, Photoshop
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Looks like a ring! Cool design!
CorsaBlue Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Whoa... that's a long time to work on a project but, definatly worth the wait. Fantastic work!
frezorer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
A 3d renderer is not close to 100% accuracy, who has given you that crazy idea? :P

A 3d renderer is based on approximated physics of the real world. Since this is my area of expertice I could go on :P but I wont bore you with that!

Great work tho!
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. At first I thought I was lusting after Maxwell. What a renderer! But now I realize what I'm really lusting after is your incredible talent in utilizing the power of Maxwell, lol. It's not the tool. It's the heart and soul of the person using it. ***hops off soapbox, lights a cig*** :D
Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This comment really made my day. I have no idea how to respond because I'm all embarrased LOL.

I really appreciate that. :thumbsup:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well. It's true! Keep on truckin'! :D
Skokie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Very nice man... I dabbled with Maxwell in its early days and I saw definite promise, but the speed was ridiculous. Most of the renders I see from it are impressive, but I don't think it'll take hold in the 3d industry until either Next Limit finds a way to make it much much faster, or the hardware gets to the point where it's feasible to render animations with it... I'm lookin forward to seeing more Maxwell renders from you. :)
Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The same situation has always been true in the CG field. Software is ALWAYS far ahead of hardware at the start of a new technology wave. Remember for years you needed super computers to run software that is considered basic today, it took a long time for personal computers to catch up. When global illumination first became popular, people thought it was unlikely to ever catch on because it was so slow, and yet modern dual core computers are lightning fast at GI these days. The same will be true of Spectral Rendering, it will really come of age in about 4-5 years when there are many tens of rendering cores on a cpu.

Everytime hardware catches up with software, a new software technology wave hits that uses the new power to improve quality rather than speeding up the old tech.
Yvia-Ghalat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student General Artist
The thing I realy love is how smooth this is. Also I like the heartshape of the metal! :) I think this is a beautiful wallpaper
Holowood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice render.
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