✱ Q&A: Troubleshooting Emitter Lights in Maxwell Render for Beginners

I got an email regarding troubleshooting emitter lights in SketchUp using Maxwell Render over the weekend, and I thought I'd post my answers here because it could be useful for you. Lots of people struggle with emitter lights when they're first starting out using Maxwell Render and think that the software just doesn't work when in fact you're probably just used to the brute-force techniques required by other rendering programs. I know this because that's what happened to me when I first tried using emitters in Maxwell. 

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✱ Methodcast Quickie #6 - HDRI Backgrounds and Reflections in FormZ and Maxwell Render

✱ Methodcast Quickie #6 - HDRI Backgrounds and Reflections in FormZ and Maxwell Render

This Methodcast Quickie covers how to setup HDRI (otherwise known as IBL in Maxwell lingo) lights alongside Physical Sky lights for more realistic renderings that use the HDRI image for backgrounds and reflections in your building's glass. Although we use the host application of FormZ, this workflow is practically the same in other programs that Maxwell works with. 

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✱ Maxwell Render for Bonzai3d - Exterior Lighting & Rendering

✱ Maxwell Render for Bonzai3d - Exterior Lighting & Rendering

This video tutorial covers how to setup exterior lighting and renderings using the various lighting strategies available in the Maxwell Render plugin for Bonzai3d. I cover the three most commonly used light types: Physical Sky, Sky Dome and Image Based Lighting (aka IBL or HDRI). This video also shows you how to position lights in Bonzai for the best results, whether you have Maxwell or not.

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