By JDHill
#374138
Maxwell for Rhino
Version 3.0.0 Release Notes

Changes
  • Scene Manager
    • Re-worked Camera, Environment, and Output UIs.
    • Added Camera > Aperture > Lens.
    • Added Camera > Aperture > Custom Bokeh.
    • Sun UI is now decoupled from Physical Sky.
    • Added Custom Sun Type and Color.
    • Added Sun Radius Factor.
    • Added Output > Channels > Deep.
    • Added Output > Channels > Alpha Custom.
    • Added Output > Custom Alphas group.
    Material Editor
    • Added Material > Type (found in top tree node).
    • Added Material > Type > AGS.
    • Added Material > Type > Opaque.
    • Added Material > Type > Transparent.
    • Added Material > Type > Translucent.
    • Added Material > Type > Metal.
    • Added Material > Type > Car Paint.
    • Added top node > right-click > Switch To > AGS, Opaque, etc.
    • Rewrote Emitter UI.
    • Added support for light projector emitters.
    • Rewrote Texture Editor.
    • Added Texture Editor > Use Override.
    • Added Texture Editor > Rotation.
    • Added Texture Editor > Mirror X & Y.
    • Added Texture Editor > Hue.
    • New texture params are shown in the preview.
    • Rewrote Displacement UI.
    • Added new displacement parameters.
    Object Properties
    • Added Opacity.
    • Added Backface Material.
    • Added Boolean parameter
    • Added Custom Alpha Channels.
    • Added Smoothing.
    • Added Subdivision.
    • Quads are now exported, when available.
    Maxwell Sea Extension (new)
    • Produces a sea surface generated using RealFlow technology.
    Maxwell Volumetric Extension (new)
    • Produces Constant, Noise 3D, or Particle-based volumetric.
    Misc.
    • Optimized initial loading of plugin UIs.
    • Rhino Clipping Planes are exported as Boolean planes.
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By polynurb
#374271
thank you Jeremy, looking forward to install.

as in the previous version, i guess it is not possible to run the v3 plugin alongside a v2 installation?
By JDHill
#374272
Correct, the plugin version must match the version of Maxwell, especially after version 2.7-ish, since plugins from that point on have dependencies on .mxx extensions (grass, subdivision, sea, material types, etc) located in MAXWELL_ROOT.
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By polynurb
#374275
JDHill wrote:Correct, the plugin version must match the version of Maxwell, especially after version 2.7-ish, since plugins from that point on have dependencies on .mxx extensions (grass, subdivision, sea, material types, etc) located in MAXWELL_ROOT.

thanks! just to make sure:

i can not render with v3 plugin to v2 main engine but i can leave the v2 installation on my machine, and if necessary replace the v3 rhino plugin with a v2 one to restore full v2 functionality.
By JDHill
#374279
You can have as many versions of Maxwell Render installed as you like (limited to three being active, since there is only MAXWELL_ROOT, MAXWELL2_ROOT, and MAXWELL3_ROOT). Whichever version of the plugin you have installed at any given time, it will only be interested in checking for, and using, the version of Maxwell it was designed to work with.

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