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Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:50 pm
by Mike Amos 20190707114659
I get the temptation to speculate, especially when what we as individuals do not get what we want, how and when we want it. Thing is, nothing can change the fact that priorities change with product design. A product will only ever get 'X' amount of development at a time before something else gets prioritised. How many software titles get developed 100% of the time? How many software titles have bugs going back many years?

Perhaps we need to take a breath an wait for facts to emerge.

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:15 pm
by gloomer
the fact is that they promised full-working gpu render in v.4. another fact is the absence of updates in 1.5 year. that's all.

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:02 pm
by Robert Keeping
:D I am quietly confident that there will be some good news very shortly...

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 pm
by pipcleo
technical support certainly seems abandoned

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:56 pm
by Q2
My bet: SIGGRAPH!

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm
by dmeyer
Q2 wrote:My bet: SIGGRAPH!
I admire your enthusiasm but they aren't on the exhibitor list. Haven't been for a few years.

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:24 am
by Q2
ONE MUST HAVE DREAMS!

I am just hopeing they are doing SOMETHING fairly soon, cause I am looking into other render engines as I write this.

Recently had an animation job and it took forever to render all frames, even with Denoiser on.

Though I have been with Maxwell Render since the first BETA version and still am using it on a daily basis for stills, I have to look for a different render engine for my animation jobs. Especially if I compare MR to all those GPU based and whicked fast render engines like redshift or octane.

I don't want to move on to a new renderer but after the last animation job I just have to, I guess.

But still, one must have dreams... so I am hopeing NL surprises us soon.

Cheers Q!

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:47 am
by Forum Moderator
pipcleo wrote:technical support certainly seems abandoned
When that happens, it's usually because we are busy with other more pressing things (maybe testing), and that's usually good for you. :wink:

Cheers!
Fernando

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:27 pm
by Q2
THEY ARE TESTING SOMETHING!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :D

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:08 pm
by Eric Nixon 20170610100005
They still exist!

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:41 pm
by dmeyer
I'd be delighted to see an update come Siggraph time. I'll be there as usual.

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:05 pm
by Mark Bell
Any way of predicting when Maxwell Render v5 may be out?

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:37 pm
by Q2
+1

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:22 am
by dmeyer
I am at SIGGRAPH and have not heard anything at all about Maxwell.

Everyone is losing their minds over nVidia RTX, VR, and realtime engines.

Re: is Maxwell Render abandoned?

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:37 am
by Mark Bell
...and hopefully a new Maxwell Showreel to accompany the next Maxwell Render release :D