2012John HowerMaxwell Render with SolidWorks
Review posted December 27, 2007
Maxwell Render shows much progress since Release 1.5. The Plugin for SolidWorks is much improved. Maxwell's render engine shows much promise over the biased renderers. The lighting effects are amazing!
However the time to render hampers a client's needs for "I want it Now"! This means you need a really strong machine or need to consider a render farm service to finish the image.
I found some stability issues with SolidWorks hanging at times. It is also has a funny watermark covers the main part of the image and it's the image quality that you're suppose to buy when evaluating the software. Not sure how else to test the application but occasionally it would get in the way.
If it has to be perfect and time is not a factor, and you can work with the quirks of a fairly new program (UI can be tricky) this should get you home.