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Maxwell 5 for formZ Updates

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Maxwell 5 plugins are now available for formZ 8 and formZ 9.

Maxwell 5 Features are outlined here.

Plugin Additions:

    Added toolbar icons for launching the render to Maxwell, exporting to Studio (if installed), exporting to the Network and exporting to the Cloud (under Display Options > Maxwell)
    Added multi-GPU support. You can now control the GPUs that will be used at render time (Extensions > Maxwell Render > System > Selected GPUs or from mxgpuprefs app in Maxwell's installation folder.)
    Added Multilight Grouping of Emitter Lights and Emitter Materials via group names (Lights > Light Type > Parameters > Multilight Group).


If you are an existing customer, download Maxwell for formZ at the customer portal. If you'd like to try it out first first, download a trial copy.

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Version 5.0.2.4 - 09 Mar 2020

Plugin Fixes:

  • Worked around issue where Maxwell was unresponsive or crashed upon rendering on some MacOS systems.
  • Fixed issue where searching project resource paths could crash in some circumstances.

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Version 5.1.0.0 - 13 May 2020

Plugin Additions:
    • Built with Maxwell 5.1 SDK

Plugin Fixes:
    • Embedded texture swatches created by Renderzone procedural materials for the "Shaded" renderer now also render in Maxwell (formZ 9 only)
    • Roundover Modifier again working

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Version 5.1.1.1 - 16 Jul 2020

Plugin Additions:

  • New Substance Painter Material type (Select the Base Color texture and the plugin will automatically locate all other Substance textures.)
  • Built with Maxwell 5.1.0.33 SDK

Plugin Fixes:

  • Scene Name included in ouput MXS and image filenames, when autonaming is enabled
  • Multilight group name saved for Translate Shaded -> Emitter type material

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Version 5.2.0.5 - 09 Mar 2021

COMPATIBILITY:
  • Built for Maxwell Render 5.2.0.45.

  • Now Compatible with MacOS Big Sur

 

Important: To use Fire on macOS Big Sur, formZ 9.1 with Maxwell plugin 5.2.0.5 (or greater) is required.

IMPROVEMENTS:
  • New Denoiser implementation in Maxwell Render. Only one pass is needed, the denoiser information is now stored in the mxi file as another channel, better memory management for the denoising process, and more consistency in general.

  • New Denoiser options in Display Options > Maxwell Render Options > Denoiser tab:

    • New Tiling option with maximum tile size option.

    • New fine-tuning options: Color Influence 1 and 2, Feature Influence, Final Pass, Filter Radius and Firefly Remover options. Check this link for more information: denoiser documentation page.

FIXES:
  • Material Preview is no longer overexposed when preferences are set to metric on some installations.

  • Embedded texture swatches created by Renderzone procedural materials for the "Shaded" renderer now also render in Maxwell (formZ 9 Windows version only).

 

If you are an existing customer, download Maxwell for formZ at the customer portal. If you'd like to try it out first first, download a trial copy.

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