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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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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Looks like a ring! Cool design!
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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!
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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!
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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
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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:
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well. It's true! Keep on truckin'! :D
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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. :)
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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.
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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
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Holowood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice render.
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Churant Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
For some purposes vray is better than maxwell, IMHO. Maxwell's speed is killing it's advantages
You don't need physical correct lighting sometimes...
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vray is better if you want to get great results fast, but Maxwell is better if you want perfect results and you don't care about speed. Maxwell is out of the question when it comes to high-res animation, for instance.

I agree that they're both useful and great programs, but for the style of work I'm currently producing...Maxwell is the best. That'll no doubt change over time, I have used many 3d programs since 2004 and I expect to use many more in the unimaginable future.
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Churant Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
speed = money :D
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So if I run around in circles reeeeeeeeeally fast, I'll suddenly have lots of money?!? :idea:
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Churant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
yep!!!
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Merraton Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Smooth :) Great render. I have AMD Athlon 64 3000+, I wonder how long it would take to render it on my machine :D

Do you know of any good TopMod Tutorials?
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yeltzyn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Start with topmod page:

[link]
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Merraton Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Thanks :) I forgot about this one :D
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think rendering using Maxwell on such a machine is out of the question, unless you want to wait several days for a render.

Just to give you an example, I calculated that this 11 hour render would take 4.5 days (108 hours) to process on my old Pentium 4 2.6ghz. I wish I had an 8 core Mac Pro... :sniff:

As for TopMod tutorials, I must say that Google is the greatest source of information in human history, and when I want to find information it never fails me. ;)
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Merraton Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Just as I thought ;] Did you hear about SC072 “Catapult”? [link]
12 chips with 6 cores each gives 72 processors - that's powerful.

I've heard about that google thing ;) I've searched there but for the moment didnt find anything very good. Thought you could recommend something.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO MANY CORES :cries: MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!! :fear: *surrounded by cores*

cores
cores
cores
cores
cores
COARS!!!!!!!!!!! :pissedoff:
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Merraton Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
LOL

Price will cool you down: ~15,000$ But it's still probably the cheapes workstation that simple mortal can get. And it eats only 200W of energy ;]
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DjFuZion Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Yes Yes & Yes again!

FuZion.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:excited:
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yeltzyn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is much more natural than vray. Shadows are so soft. This is amazing.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, the difference is amazing. Rendering in Maxwell is like rendering using real physical light, it blows my mind.
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feureau Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Amazing! I has that extra dirty lens thing that makes it a LOT more realistic! Incredible!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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R-Nader Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
WOW love it
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too :nod:
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lyc Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
one day my renderer will beat maxwell ;)

maybe i can ask you for some scenes sometime, to do a comparison? i'll soon have (preliminary) support for complex triangle scenes, and since all the other tech is in place this could be done fairly soon eh!

the reason i ask is cuz you make nice 3d scenes ;) good job :thumbsup:
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be very interested in testing your new renderer. Where can I find more information about it?
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lyc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
hmm, from me :)

right now i need to implement one of the most difficult and complex parts of the engine, the subsystem that deals with millions of triangles efficiently. once that's in place i'm well on my way to having a very high performance rendering system; actually i've also recently started contributing to an opensource unbiased rendering engine, luxrender: [link]

trust me, as soon as the progress is made you're at the top of my list for artist testing :D
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting...I was looking at Luxrender the other day. Non-biased rendering seems to be the new cg frontier, so I'm saddling up my pony and riding off into the sunset... hangon... :confused: what?
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lyc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
lol :weed:
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:frog:
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opi8 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
its always fun playing with new renderers. looks great Jason!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it is fun ^_^
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SPEARdesign Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I fully agree! A lot!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w00t :#1:
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relhom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very smooth & nice!
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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DC74 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
nice, looks like twisted silver or polished aluminium.
Time for a dedicated 64 bit rack mount multi node rendering array...
After winning lotto of course
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I came across someone on the Maxwell forums with a 37 core rendering setup. :| True story...
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DC74 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
respower [link] 750+ nodes :D
or you could build your own extremetech [link] has a basic how to.
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: Heavens to Betsy!!!
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