Everything related to the integration for Rhinoceros.
By CRhinoManIA
#397989
and give copy of maxwell studio to ones who bought the Rhino plugin so they could use that solution (or import .obj so they could work)
By PA3K
#398068
Hi Fernando,

is there some news, or some more detailed timeline ? This topic has almost 20 000 views... Should we still wait ? I know, You wrote something in other topic - that question about MWR future is sensitive, but ...

Pa3k
By Peter Dang
#398070
Fernando,

I am a director of visualizations for Nordic Office of Architecture which is a part of Norconsult here in Norway. After reading these comments, I really hope that Rhino 6 support will soon be available. Please be aware of the fact that Rhino has a solid fondation in our industry but moreover, there are HUGE companies like us that move FAST so if we don't have answers, then we simply move on. I personally do not want to see Maxwell/Next Limit lose. Please do not let us down. Thank you,

Peter
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By Forum Moderator
#398080
Hello dear Maxwell for Rhino users,

As the plugin is growing fast this time, I wanted to show you a small teaser.

Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uxZDv ... 3YOZkpquTP

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We decided to go for a more integrated style and build Maxwell tools and options inside Rhino's panels. This has some benefits as you can see in the video (Maxwell's sky following Rhino's sun). Also, as you may notice, we will have a special Maxwell Environment, so you may create several of them, store them, or load them.
Please, don't take the interface for granted, as many things may change.
There are already a lot of things working so we expect to have a public first version soon.

What do you think?

Kind regards,
Fernando
#398087
yeah.. looking promising!

I guess you are aware of the geometry offset between maxwell FIRE and the rhino viewport Wireframe. (selected wall geometry)

The old plugin didn't have that, and it is important that these match exactly, if one needs to overlay wireframe/vector drawings from rhino over the maxwell rendered images ;)
By acrighton
#398091
Hi Fernando,

The obvious question is TIMING... when does NL anticipate having initial release and a formally released product? I fear this may be too little too late, as many MR users have already jumped ship. Like many other MR users, I have been evaluating other render options due to lack of progress/direction. Sadly, it'll take a lot to convince me to stay the course with MR.

PS., it's not too late for NL to reevaluate the V4 licensing fiasco, that's probably the single biggest reason for it's demise as a premier render engine.
By PA3K
#398094
Thanks Fernando, finally some progress :-). I have some suggestions for development. The longest part of my work now is to setup materials. It will be very useful to make some automatic Rhino material converter or at least Rhino to Maxwell material duplicator. Of course it would be perfect to have all material properties converted, but for start it will be enough to have all Rhino materials from the scene duplicated to Maxwell for later tweaking. And somehow I liked Fire to have in extra window with switch to viewport window. Also will there be support for stereo output and procedural textures, or do we need to use studio for that as in the past? Thanks again. Pa3k
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By Forum Moderator
#398097
Hello Pa3k,

We are already converting automatically all the Rhino materials from this list:

Rhino material conversion.png
But I think it can be a good idea to be able to transform a particular material into a Maxwell version so you can keep tweaking from there.

The current public plugin for Rhino 5 is able to use stereo lenses, so I think they will be there too however, those special lenses are not planned for the first version unless they are easy for Márton to add them as the priority is to have a usable plugin as quickly as possible. Regarding procedural textures, I would love to have them integrated too. Let's see what we can do. For sure we will be able to use them through mxm files, but that's not ideal.

Cheers!
Fernando
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