By didelilum - Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:33 am
I use Maxwell Render when I need to be the best quality rendering I am able to make. Not that CineRender is inadequate, it's just that I don't know how to use it well enough to get the best out of it. I think it takes a smaller skill set for me to get adequate results from Maxwell Render. It depends on the necessary end results I suppose. ? Also, the speed I can generate renderings using my small skill set is much faster with Maxwell. I can take advantage of my GPU CUDA cores with Maxwell, but not with CineRender.
There is a nice Maxwell plug-in for ArchiCAD. However, it's a problem sometimes that the plug-in is not available for the current version of ArchiCAD.
To compensate, I just save the model as .3ds and use that in Maxwell. Not the best option always but is works fine for me most of the time. I like to manage the textures in Maxwell Studio better than with CineRender. Also, the quality of materials/textures I have available for use in Maxwell is better - I think. I am not sure if CineRender can use X-Rite AxF MATERIALS, REAL-IES files... some things like that. I see that Revit has improved integration for Maxwell plug-in with the FIRE preview window like we have with the ArchiCAD plug-in.
Anyone know if there is a Maxwell 4.1 plug-in for ArchiCAD 21 yet?
UPDATE: Yes there is. And it works.