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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby pbacot » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:44 pm

Thanks Jason! That's interesting and good to hear. Peter
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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby utiler » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:33 pm

Am I right in saying that Maxwell doesn't recognize section cuts and hence won't render floor plans?
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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby jason_maranto » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:59 am

Maxwell does not currently recognize section cuts (because they are not real geometry) -- Maxwell has something similar called Z-Clipping, which can be used for floor plans... however it's worth noting that Maxwell also has some issues with non-perspective based camera views. So a true floor plan would be tricky (though if you are willing to accept a slight fudge factor it can be done).

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby utiler » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks Jason,

Are you talking about the full Maxwell Suite or Maxwell for SketchUp?

As for non perspective based views I guess I could wind out the FOV to near 0 and render..? :thumb:
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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby jason_maranto » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:43 pm

Both. Maxwell cameras always operate in 3-point perspective, so orthographic and 2-point perspectives are "approximate" matches... which is often close enough. The plugin should automatically make the adjustments for you.

To be clear about what I said before: you can setup section cuts using SketchUp, but you would have to "bake" them into the geometry, either manually or via a plugin.

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby utiler » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:42 am

Thanks Jason, you're da Maxwell Man!!!!! :sketchstatic:
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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby peterboodts » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Small (dumb?) question.

When I add a picture to an object in sketchup and render using Maxwell for Sketchup then the image doesn't render.
Do I do something wrong ? or do I need to set some settings to make it work ?

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby jason_maranto » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Could you clarify exactly how you are adding the picture?

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby utiler » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:18 am

Hi Jason, Is there a way to view the mxm files from the Insert dialog box? [See attached screenshot]

Would be nice to know what the materials look like rather than relying in names...

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby jason_maranto » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:04 pm

The full render suite installs a thumbnail viewer so that you can view the material previews like you would any other program thumbnail... however I'm pretty sure the stand-alone plugin does not have this due to the lack of MXED.

I really feel like the lack of MXED is crippling to the stand alone version and I hope this is resolved somehow in future updates... as a user of the stand alone plugin my number one request would be to either improve the material editing controls in the plugin itself or include MXED in the package and I would make those requests directly here:

http://www.maxwellrender.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=127

If enough users make the request I'm sure something would happen.

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby utiler » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:08 am

Thanks mate, I will! :thumb:

Another thing: attached is a screenshot of a render in progress. You'll see a png of a Fig tree in the model which I have wound back the opacity for clarity behind but when rendered the image almost doesn't show. Am I better off changing the opacity in the image itself prior to importing it in as a component?

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby jason_maranto » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:54 am

Yeah definitely, the way the plugin interprets SketchUp material Opacity is not good for this type of stuff -- partially because it always makes it shiny (to mimic glass).

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby utiler » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:34 am

ok, cheers. :thumb:
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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby garystan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:47 am

Jason_moranto :

Apparently, Maxwell for Sketchup has been removed. I tried your link, and I get an "Ooops......" error page. I tried looking for it and, again, it has been removed from the internet.

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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby tuna1957 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:26 am

garystan , get maxwell here...http://www.nextlimit.com . They have a 30 day demo version and the paid version.....
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Re: FREE Maxwell Render for Sketchup (free version).

Postby pilou » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:35 am

Better to use easy free Real Time render like SimLab Composer Lite (max 1920 * 1080)
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