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Next Limit Maxwell (12 Tutorials)

In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 30 January 2019)

January 30, 2019

There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Although they really do the same thing, they work differently and have different results. Here is a breakdown of what the different renderers offer, not reviews, so you can decide which renderer is right for you.

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Optimizing your System for Adobe Video / Audio Applications

Optimizing your System for Adobe Video / Audio Applications

October 17, 2018

Adobe shares information and recommendations for optimizing your system to get the most out of the latest Adobe video and audio tools.

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Wet Asphalt Material with Puddles in Maxwell

Wet Asphalt Material with Puddles in Maxwell

June 19, 2018

Learn how to create a lovely Wet Asphalt Material, complete with puddles, in Episode 1 of the Next Limit Maxwell TV webinar.

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In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering, 2018 Edition

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering, 2018 Edition

March 26, 2018

In 2015 we produced a very popular article on Render Farms and Network Rendering. A lot has changed since then, so this is a followup with new information.

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Introduction to Maxwell Render

Introduction to Maxwell Render

June 13, 2017

Novedge held a webinar in the late winter with Dominik Dammelhart, aka CurseStudio, is a 3D Generalist. In the webinar, they went over the new features of Maxwell Render V4.

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SiNi Software_Illumi HDRI Wizard with VRay Renderer

SiNi Software_Illumi HDRI Wizard with VRay Renderer

January 30, 2017

This video focuses on the Illumi plugin for 3ds Max IgNite with VRay Renderer settings.

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Multilight – Maxwell Render

Multilight – Maxwell Render

November 30, 2015

Save an infinite number of images under different lighting conditions with just ONE render? Make lighting animations from a single render? No extra render time? This is Multilight!

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An Efficient Method for Rendering Frosted Glass

An Efficient Method for Rendering Frosted Glass

November 30, 2015

If you’ve ever tried to make glass or frosted glass, depending on your method, the render hit can be substantial. Tom from Next Limit explains some cool methods using Maxwell Render.

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Create a Simple Fluid Sim and Render in Maxwell Render

Create a Simple Fluid Sim and Render in Maxwell Render

November 16, 2015

Quick RF101 showing how to create a simple fluid sim and getting it render with Maxwell Render in no time.  Includes a small demo on how the RelationShip Editor links work.

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Jewelry / Product Shot Lighting in Maxwell Render for C4D / Part I & 2

Jewelry / Product Shot Lighting in Maxwell Render for C4D / Part I & 2

November 12, 2015

Learn how to create and light diamond rings in C4D and Maxwell in this 2 part tutorial, complete with project files.

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In Depth: Render Farms

In Depth: Render Farms

November 12, 2015

If you’re doing a lot of production work, a render farm will save you so much time and stress under tight deadlines. If you’ve been thinking about it, here are sone resources that may help you set up a great system for your 3D or video rendering. This article does not intend to explain how to set up a render farm but serves as an informational resource about plug-ins and software.

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Understanding Maxwell Materials the easy way

Understanding Maxwell Materials the easy way

May 11, 2015

Topics covered in this video:

  • Assisted materials: minute 9:25
  • Advanced materials: begins at minute 15:32 …
  • Diffuse materials: minute 17:27 (surfaces with high roughness)
  • Metals – reflective, smooth, specular materials
  • Plastics – glossy surfaces: minute 1:05:26
  • Translucent materials: minute 1:24:29 (transparency with scattering)
  • Multi-layered materials: minute 1:31:05 (decals/labels, opacity/masks)

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