Nasok wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:32 pm
I think forums are quiet because of different reason.
What you're picking up here is just a surface of the problem ... and it is childish to blame the developers.
Maxwell never was the fastest render engine. Not then, not now and it never will be. Maxwell is here not for the speed. It's here for the quality which is second to none. Still. Pretty much unmatched.
Honestly, i think this has to stop.
I think the reason why Maxwell lost it is because of this thinking of having the best quality out there, unmatched, super realistic, oh my god and whatnot.
So users loyal to the engine always backed up every problem and every roadblock with this notion of Maxwell being superb, super realistic and all that stuff, which was true, back then.. WAS
Now im pretty sure developers still hold this thought and still think about Maxwell as a top noch quality render, now the thing is.. its not like that anymore, the sooner people wake up, the better it is, but it appears we already lost the train long ago.
There are a lot of other engines that are more than capable to produce Maxwell quality (if not better) with less headaches, faster and frankly more modern, because maxwell is stagnant. Arnold Vray Corona Renderman even Redshift can match maxwell quality. can produce super stellar superb renders, in less time, with a more friendly workflow, with more modern tools, with more everything.
Now if back then NL came up with a workflow/system/update/whatever you want to call it, to make maxwell a bit less heavy on calculation (by being a bit less attached to this super realism physically accurate crap) and faster, we would be on a total different point.
What im saying here is many years has passed where people asked to have a faster engine over features, and nothing was done about it. Please dont give me this denoise stuff, denoising is just blurring images, and they dont look as good as the non-denoised image. so if you are a maxwell user and use denoiser, just go learn Vray imo. Because your denoising will just destroy your caustic, your light sharpness and all the details you were praising Maxwell for, except some cases and particular scenarios.
Bottom end, i think Maxwell render can not be improved in speed. Because how they coded it at day #1. So this product will never change, otherwise it would already been changed, they added denoising (in a good way too, i admit it) but still.. I dont see anymore reason to use Maxwell over a Vray or Corona or Arnold or Redshift or ....... insert any name, price included.
Its a shame because the best thing Maxwell render have is not Studio, is not its quality its not denoising, its simply the Material Editor and the Multilight system.
the material editor is probably the best thing this software has, and there is nothing else out there in the market, not even close.
Thats why it infuriates me because this engine could be a monster, but its speed and lack of modern structure/feature, is just killing it slowly.
my 2 cents.