Next Limit Technologies introduces Maxwell 4


High-end Rendering Toolkit for Visualization

Last Updated: November 2, 2016 5:21 pm GMT
(Madrid, Spain--November 2, 2016) Next Limit Technologies is delighted to announce the official release of Maxwell 4 – a new version of its high-end rendering tool for visualization, compatible with all major 3D platforms. Maxwell is legendary for its quality and realism, and delivers great results via a simple set-up, which lets architects and designers to focus on lighting.

The newest Maxwell version aims to speed up rendering time. The new GPU engine, render times can be up to 10X faster in many scenes; besides, the CPU engine has also been improved. Furthermore, Maxwell maintains a constant development roadmap to keep adding more of the CPU Maxwell features into the GPU. Clients will benefit from these continual enhancements.

The main Maxwell 4 benefits include:

  • GPU: The new engine runs on nVidia graphic cards. Not applicable for apple devices.
  • Complete overhaul of the Revit integration.
  • Rhino for Mac support to improve workflow.
  • Maxwell Multilight(tm) standalone: infinite lighting variations from ONE single render.
  • Materials gallery with hand-picked selection of high-quality, optimized Maxwell materials.

For the full list of features and specs consult the Maxwell 4 website.

Maxwell v4 means the biggest technical change in the history of our render engine. Maxwellt’s quality has always been a reference for the rendering community, so porting all our technology (spectral, unbiased, physically based, etc) to the GPU has been a big challenge. We are very happy with the result, even we are surprised with the performance boost gained in many cases! Of course this is just the beginning, we will continue working hard to make Maxwell better every day.

Juan Canada
Head of Maxwell Technology

Maxwell 4 is now available for purchase through Next Limitt’s webshop or there is a 30 day FREE trial version in the Maxwell website.

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About Next Limit
Next Limit Technologies is a software development company founded in 1998 with corporate headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Next Limit has gained a world-wide reputation for providing cutting edge simulation technologies for a broad range of applications in Computer Graphics, Science and Engineering. Next Limit's products include RealFlow (fluid and dynamics simulation for 3D visual effects), Maxwell Render (physically accurate light simulation and render engine), XFlow (CFD software for engineering and scientific applications), and its newest addition CaronteFX (high fidelity physics for videogames). More information can be found at


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