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Their forum registrations are closed.  Contacting the webmaster to see if they will let me in to show my support.

I'd gladly add support!  As a past Maxwell user, it is a great option, but was just too slow in it's previous versions for our rapid paced industry.  Competition with VRay is good for everyone, and anything that could nurture and support a larger FormZ user base is a good idea!

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6 hours ago, Justin Montoya said:

Their forum registrations are closed.  Contacting the webmaster to see if they will let me in to show my support.

I'd gladly add support!  As a past Maxwell user, it is a great option, but was just too slow in it's previous versions for our rapid paced industry.  Competition with VRay is good for everyone, and anything that could nurture and support a larger FormZ user base is a good idea!

The new version Maxwell 5 now supports conversion of V-Ray scene files and has cloud based CPU rendering available per instance. But this is the GPU enhancement Maxwell users have been awaiting plus much more, but GPU's are nvidia Cuda based cards which now excludes ALL new Macs ( Post MacOSX 12>) and that is an Apple decision.

 

Rob

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Next Limit recently sent me an e-mail that was the same as an earlier promo for the Maxwell Render pre-order. The only difference was the info on Form Z included

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 still unconfirmed.

I don't know how Next Limit has been doing its market research and maintaining its user database. But how can they expect us users to respond to this in a short time before the official release? 

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Maxwell 5: two days left!
 
Yes, that is right: MAXWELL 5 IS AROUND THE CORNER!

Haven't you purchased your pre-order yet? 

There are only two days left until this promo ends!

Go and pre-order now your Maxwell 5 license before the offer ends!

 
PRE-ORDER
AVAILABLE PLUGINS FOR PRE-ORDER:
Maxwell Studio
Maxwell | Rhino
Maxwell | 3ds Max
Maxwell | SketchUp
Maxwell | Maya
 
COMING SOON PLUGINS FOR PRE-ORDER:
Maxwell | Cinema 4D
Maxwell | Revit
Maxwell | Archicad
 
NO LONGER SUPPORTED PLUGINS:
Maxwell | Solidworks
Maxwell | Modo

*Form Z's development is still unconfirmed and under revision.

 

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1 hour ago, mojo said:

two days left and still unconfirmed... 😯

What do they expect us to do at this point? Order the Studio version and wait for final confirmation after the release date?🤨

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hi bernie, just got this answer from nextlimit:

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Hello Thorsten,

We still don't have a clear decision about Form Z.

However, if in the end we decide to keep supporting and developing this plugin, we will make an offer for our Form Z users so they can take advantage of this pre-order promo too.

I hope that my answer clarifies your question.

Kind regards

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From Maxwell website, about version 5...

INTEGRATIONS

Maxwell 5 is seamlessly integrated in most of the major 3D/CAD software solutions such as Rhino, SketchUp, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit, ArchiCAD, Cinema 4D and formZ.

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If you go to BUY the product, add Maxwell for FormZ to your shopping cart, it appears as v4, NOT v5. If you do the same with some other popular titles, it loads v5 to your shopping cart. Hope this only means they do plan to offer it, but it's not ready yet.

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Come on guys we need your help to get NextLimit to respond and develop (co-develop) the future Maxwell 5 plugin for formZ9 at this stage on the Maxwell forum there are only '15' requests - that will have to be more than '100' to get any effect. and change their thinking. There must be more than 15 people using Maxwell or who want it...

If your not already on the Maxwell forum - 'Join' https://forum.maxwellrender.com/index.php and add your support

Maxwell 5 is huge advancement now incorporating the latest nVidia GPU acceleration for 'Fire' - rendering - additive materials and converts V-Ray scene files with more still to come - make it happen as well for formZ

Rob

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I just got this answer from Next Limit:

Dear Kristoffer,

We are contacting you because we have finally made a decision about the formZ plugin development.

GOOD NEWS: WE WILL CONTINUE SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING formZ FOR MAXWELL 5!!

We estimate a month to release Maxwell 5 for formZ 8, and then they launch formZ 9, we will start developing this plugin for Maxwell 5 too!!

Thank you for your patience, understanding and trust.

Kind regards, 

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Hello,

We just received this message from Next Limit:

Dear Patrick,

We are contacting you because we have finally made a decision about the formZ plugin development.

GOOD NEWS: WE WILL CONTINUE SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING formZ FOR MAXWELL 5!!

We estimate a month to release Maxwell 5 for formZ 8, and then they launch formZ 9, we will start developing this plugin for Maxwell 5 too!!

Thank you for your patience, understanding and trust.

Kind regards, 
"

we have now to be patient and cross fingers!

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That is great news. As much as I liked the demos for Vray, I didn't want to switch from Maxwell as I have so much invested in that product already. If Maxwell can improve their rendering speeds I'm smitten.

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Hello cornerofthemoon (what a name!)

NL announce a new very fast GPU render engine, depending how many GPU you have... must be check.

Don't forget that you can launch multiple renderings at the same time (not V-ray)... during night time: they will be all finished when you will come back in the morning.

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