Maxwell render system recommendations
Maxwell Render is a standalone render engine for making perfect images, films, and animations from 3D models. It is the complete solution for anyone who demands immaculate results on a deadline. The software uses no tricks and no approximations, it just does what real light does. From the core render engine to the camera model, everything in Maxwell Render is the real world and correct.
Titan Computers Workstations with higher processor frequency and multiple cores will deliver ideal performance for Maxwell Render.
Each hardware component is a crucial part of the 3D process, but Maxwell focuses primarily on CPU power. This is the most important component for faster renders. Get a Titan Workstation with the fastest and most number of CPUs you can afford, plus with network rendering, Maxwells render speed scales almost linearly when adding more workstation to contribute to the render process.
RAM memory is where the scene information will be stored during the rendering process. If you file has huge textures with complex geometry at a high resolution, or if it has the MultiLight feature enabled then you need a computer with a lot of RAM.
Graphics card is not involved in the rendering process and only takes part in the OpenGL camera navigation when you are creating your scenes. Professional graphic cards handle much better scenes containing many thousands of objects and/or require antialiased viewports. Their added advantage is that their drivers have been optimized and certified to work properly with CAD / 3D applications such as SolidWorks, Rhino, Maya, 3DMax, etc.
Operating systems supported by Maxwell Render:
Windows 8.1 64-bit (pro)
Windows 7 64-bit (Professional and Ultimate)
Windows Vista 64-bit and 32-Bit
Windows XP 64-bit and 32-Bit
Windows Server 2008 and 2012
Linux x86_64 distribution with a 2.6 Kernel and glibc 2.5