Maxwell / Rhino 6 compatibility

I recently upgraded to R6 and have a multitude of plug-in’s that are starting to come online as R6 matures.

The one I am missing the most is Maxwell. I have a license for Maxwell V3, is it compatible with Rhino 6? Getting a hold of the NextLimit guys is kind of a pain.

My advice is to keep rhino 5 along with rhino 6. I don’t think next limit will make any new plugin MR v3 compatible. (helas).

Alonso (@alonso.rosado) is working on the new Maxwell plug-in.


First of all, thanks to @Philip for catching my attention on this.

Regarding what @1_Mike_D said, I’m afraid that there is no plans of offering support for V3 in the new plugIn. We strive to offer a complete experience as fast as possible, and thus we must prioritize, and to be blunt ensuring v3 compatibility would only slow down the development for all.

I’m sorry not to be the bearer of good news.


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Anyone has any news about when Maxwell for Rhino mac v6?


I hope we will see UI improvements. If Rhino as well as Maxwell for mac version 6 are making a huge mess out of it, I will stay with 5.

What I do not understand about Rhino mac v6 in general… shouldn’t a new release make it easier and faster to work with a software?

My thoughts:
1- Upgrade to RH6 in order to keep up with latest improvements
2- Keep RH5 to use Maxwell Render (if available to you) until a New Render Engine comes along with at least equivalent features.

Well to be honest Maxwell is a great renderer. It is very accurate and easy to use. The materials work great and you can render several images at the same time.

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Maxwell 5 is just out and works with Rhino 6 (although there are some features to be added). Discounted pre-order is till 4th of november.

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Have you tested Maxwell 5 on Rhino? What is your opinion?