Maxwell 5 | SketchUp is really simple to set-up–just install the plugin and you're off. Maxwell 5 | SketchUp offers seamless integration with SketchUp Make and Pro, allowing you to work comfortably within the SketchUp interface. This product has been specifically designed for rendering in SketchUp with a simple yet comprehensive Maxwell toolbar. It brings you advanced Maxwell Render technology in a simple, self-contained package.
Maxwell 5 | SketchUp's render engine gives you a real-time preview of your final image. Every time you change the camera, lighting or materials in your scene, the preview will instantly update. And you can also save rendered images at any time without interrupting the render process.
Render engine built-in
Maxwell Integrations offer an easy workflow which allow you to compose, edit and render your scenes from a simple toolbar inside your usual 3D application. Maxwell Integrations come with the full Maxwell toolkit, including:
Maxwell Production Engine
FIRE (interactive preview engine)
Real camera model
New in Maxwell 5
New Multi-GPU engine
Fully rewritten MULTI-GPU engine provides more than 50x speed-up compared with a high-end CPU, preserving the Maxwell quality and delivering results in minutes or even seconds.
Cloud render service. Always ready for you.
The new cloud render service is integrated in Maxwell Studio and supported plugins. Just click a button and the Maxwell scene will be rendered by the fastest machines (96 cores) available in the cloud.
Additive materials in GPU
Materials with additive layers are now GPU-ready, increasing compatibility with the majority of Maxwell materials.
V-Ray scene import
Import native V-Ray scenes and convert them to Maxwell automatically. Only supported in Maxwell Studio.
Improved interactivity and stability
Add more variability and realism to your scene by randomizing texture properties automatically across multiple objects or tiled surfaces.
Light groups (Multilight)
Lights can now be grouped and controlled like single emitters in the Multilight 'emixer'. Useful to keep MXI files more compact, reduce memory footprint and decrease complexity in scenes with lots of emitters.
Support for high-resolution (4K) screens in both Studio and Render
Now Studio and Maxwell Render interface are able to accommodate to high resolution displays like 4K or higher.
Nested references allow for better management of large scenes with deep hierarchies, optimizing file sizes. Dependencies are now searched in several subfolder levels, streamlining assets management.
Maxwell Render V5 | SketchUp key feature list
Multilight (Intensity + Color)
Network Rendering System
Maxwell Procedural Textures Support (via mxm materials)
Integrated Material Editor (using character system)
Native Materials Automatic Translation
Access to Online Material Gallery
Introduction to user interface
Environment Sky and HDRI
In order to work properly, your copy of Maxwell 5 | SketchUp requires SketchUp or SketchUp Pro v6+.
Maxwell Render Free Trial Software Download
Download and test Maxwell Render before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run Maxwellare as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.