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Maxwell 2.7 plug-in for ArchiCAD

Steve Jepson
Advisor

ArchiCAD 25 5010 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2 - Adobe Acrobat Pro

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Is that what I think it is?

Fire in ArchiCAD????

Tres Cool!!!


I hope they do an update for AC16 as well which along with the updates to AC16 (Morph et al) will make it the coolest update in the history of ArchiCAD.

(rushes off to check link)

Anonymous
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Awesome... and it seems faster!!!
and FIRE!!!

Sweet.

Also, Proxies (trees) and Grass material with the new Maxwell Grass object/material.


Can't wait to try this out.

TMA_80
Booster
A Great Update indeed with many new features. a very good job really.

the Only Missing Thing, for a future update I hope, is to be able to View the attached mxm texture in the 3d window. ( and maybe a better UV mapping tools for archicad)...
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

TMA_80 wrote:
A Great Update indeed with many new features. a very good job really.

the Only Missing Thing, for a future update I hope, is to be able to View the attached mxm texture in the 3d window. ( and maybe a better UV mapping tools for archicad)...
That's probably on the Graphisoft side who have to update the material/texture editing interface (which I guess they might do with the next version if the rumours about them integrating the C4D render engine into ArchiCAD are true).

But in the meantime, thanks to FIRE you have instantaneous updates in the FIRE window as you update anything on the AC side (including materials) which sort of makes it like an extension to the AC 3D window.

It's turning out to be a great year for ArchiCAD (w/Maxwell) users.
Especially if the Maxwell plugin is updated for AC 16.

Anonymous
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Bricklyne wrote:
That's probably on the Graphisoft side who have to update the material/texture editing interface (which I guess they might do with the next version if the rumours about them integrating the C4D render engine into ArchiCAD are true).
Allplan now has smartparts with GDL and many updates from GS, and Maxon is property of Neme... Allplan, C4d and Archicad are almost cousins. This rumour sounds incestuous...
Lightworks is prehistory, and the internal render is a toy, now we had to use Artlantis or C4D. Artlantis has no displacement, fur, proxies... (4.1 is a good update but Artlantis is now years behind some other engines)
My personal election is physical render of C4D, with GB ilumination, + AO, + Tone Mapping... speeder than artlantis, and you can use AO, GI, physical fresnel, material with layers, displacemente, physical skies...



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MuazOnline
Newcomer
Hi,
how to download this plug-in ???
is it free or we have to pay for it

TMA_80
Booster
MuazOnline wrote:
Hi,
how to download this plug-in ???
is it free or we have to pay for it
The plugin is free but maxwellrender ( the render engine ) is not. you can however dowload the demo version and the free plugin from the Maxwellrender website:
http://www.maxwellrender.com/index.php/maxwell_render_suite/download
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

Anonymous
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is it only me or the marquee selection rendering is broken from this version on(at least on mac)? this renders fire virtually useless when trying to check some regions of model on big projects because to load the whole geometry would take ages. it's faster to start a render!
but that's not the main concern, marquee selection is extremely useful when rendering only portions of the project like interiors or 3d sections. unacceptable development, reason enough not to update at least on my side. lets just hope it's something that will change when the plugin gets out of technology preview state.

TMA_80
Booster
I can confirm, the marquee selection has no effect on the fire window...Hope this will be fixed...
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

Anonymous
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and it's not only the problem with fire, same for renders and export to studio. thanks for the confirmation.

Anonymous
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How or will this plug-in will work with Artlanis 4.1 and its option for rendering with Maxwell engine?

Thanks

TMA_80
Booster
I don't think this plugin will work with Artlantis 4.1

the plugin and artlantis are two diffrent things ( eventhough 4.1 has an integrated maxwellrender )
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

TMA_80
Booster
BTW, there is a new plugin update,

the marquee tool works partially, on walls only . ( obviously a remaining bug)
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

Anonymous
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the plugin and artlantis are two diffrent things ( eventhough 4.1 has an integrated maxwellrender )
Will that mean paying twice for use of same Maxwell rendering engine???

TMA_80
Booster
No.

You can choose

1- pay an additional €500 to get the maxwell core inside Artlantis
http://www.abvent.fr/emailing/view_s_emailing.php?id=2402

2-Or to buy the maxwellrender suite with the integrated plugin in ArchiCad
http://www.maxwellrender.com/index.php/maxwell_render_suite/buy
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

Anonymous
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TMA_80 wrote:
BTW, there is a new plugin update,

the marquee tool works partially, on walls only . ( obviously a remaining bug)
indeed, but this is still not a solution! i guess the problem was that as the proxy objects are not part of the archicad geometry(but just links to mxs files in archicad 3d space), they could not be cut(ignored) by selection, marquee and cutting planes inside archicad because proxies as dummy objects are replaced only after the geometry has been sent to maxwell render. this might be unsurmountable difficulty to resolve in the plugin but i personally wouldn't worry about not being able to cut proxies which usually are quite small objects(people, furniture, cars, trees etc) compared to entire scenes, which undoubtedly should still remain being affected by selection, marque and cutting planes. let's hope this is just a limitation in the plugin while it's in the state of technology preview.

Steve Jepson
Advisor
"Jose Gemez...Allplan now has smartparts with GDL and many updates from GS, and Maxon is property of Neme... Allplan, C4d and Archicad are almost cousins. This rumour sounds incestuous... wrote:


Do you use C4D with ArchiCAD ? I have a demo of C4D 13 and it seems to have a direct exchange with ArchiCAD objects.
I have an add-on installed with ArchiCAD 15 that lets me send things to C4D for editing and there is a button in C4D for sending things directly back into ArchiCAD where they started from. It's fun. I have only tried it one time but is seems like this is the same kind of set up Revit has between 3dmax now. I don't know if there is an add-on for his in ArchiCAD 16 yet or if it only works with ArchiCAD 15 and C4D 13.

Is anyone else doing this?

ArchiCAD 25 5010 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2 - Adobe Acrobat Pro

Anonymous
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I have been using archicad with maxwell for some time now and this update is for sure the most outstanding from Next Limit team!!
The technology preview (FIRE) is the way to go... Still a lot to fix but working with this interactive preview is fantastic!
We all know that quality from Maxwell is stunning... but rendering times do stress me out sometimes! With this preview thing I can make decisions based on almost real images without waiting long. Then I can render them from one day to the other!
Maxwell is just perfect for Archicad! Why? Because it as a BIM philosophy also...
Multilight was made for us! (archicad users)

Chek it out!

http://youtu.be/BJtqrjZvLrQ

Cheers!

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