As far as I understood it will be just a competitive product next to Maxwell, Maxwell will keep existing as it’s from a different company.There is still a very long way to go for Bella to become an alternative. If you want to render exotic caustics it’s going to be nice.
Keyshot 6.1.72 MAC OSX Maxwell Cinema 4D 3.0.2 (R14-15-16) Win x64 Luxion KeyShot Pro 4.0.74 + Animation + KeyShotVR Win x64 Luxion KeyShot Pro 7.3.40 Win 3D Plugins Mac 3D Render Engine 3D Rendering 3D Rendering Application Maxwell Maxwell Render Studio Render.
Other than that it will be just another unbiased renderer that (at this time) hasn’t got any other USP.If you look at the current market of mature renders (with a massive feature set), it’s going to be a difficult battle for Bella to gain market share. Gijs:If you look at the current market of mature renders (with a massive feature set), it’s going to be a difficult battle for Bella to gain market share.For Mac Rhino that market is wide open. Besides native Cycles for Rhino and as far as I know there is only Maxwell V5 ( still not fully developed last time I read about it) as an integrated plugin for Rhino. And then you have Keyshot( super expensive and industrial design oriented) and Twinmotion connected via live links but not integrated within Rhino. Also, Chaos seems to show not interest in developing Vray for Mac rhino.As a long time Maxwell Render user, I no longer use it as I lost confidence on the company, I’m pretty sure that Jeremy will not disappoint us with his top notch support and commitment to develop the tightest integrated plugin for Rhino. But I agree with you that is not going to be easy for them to gain that market as Bella is still very young and the quality is not the only or most important aspect of a render engine nowadays.If you are listening Jeremy, please focus on an intuitive and easy to use tool with very good assets, at least that’s what I look for when searching for a render engine this days. Well, I think the implementation of Maxwell 5 into Rhino 6 is a big step forward.
On the mac you have now FIRE working, the material editor is better integrated, the renderer is faster and Multilight is a revelation. You are able to generate a light animation or multiple lighting setups out of just one render.Many companies have issues inside, that is normal. But Next Limit was the first company to make their render plugin avalible for Rhino Mac. Adobe photoshop cs4 extended wiht updates for mac. And that was my personal reason to switch from V-Ray to Maxwell.