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This course combines the self-paced learning and convenience of video training, with the personal hands-on advantage of a workshop. For 1 year from the date of purchase, you have access to a private forum where you can ask me anything about Maxwell, lighting, rendering in general, or receive help with issues you may be having with your own projects. The course spans over 25 hours of video. I have tried to not just repeat in video form what you can already find in the manual, but explain in a logical order the technicalities of rendering with Maxwell and also cover more general topics, to help you create compelling imagery.

Store Discount

Store discounts for subscribers

A 20% discount on all original Maxwellzone store items. The discount is valid for the amount of time you are subscribed to the course, that is, a minimum of one year from the date of purchase of the Basics & Beyond course. The discount does not apply to products sold by third party vendors.

Lighting

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I will go through the fundamental lighting principles which are crucial to understand and be aware of if you want to create interesting imagery, regardless if you use Maxwell, another renderer or a DSLR, or wish to create product shots, jewelry or archviz renders.

Creating materials

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Having a good understanding of Maxwells material editor is key to creating realistic renders. I take a logical approach to explaining the parameters, not in the order they are listed but in the order that makes sense for you to understand the relationship between the different parameters. Along the way I explain how to create a few typical materials, Layer blending, mixing materials with emitters and lots more.

Channels, Post-production, Network rendering

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I will go through a few of the channels Maxwell offers, and showing you how to render and composite a typical example of a render with reflections and shadows on an arbitrary background. The post-production chapters will show you a quick way to tweak the render using Adobe’s Camera Raw, then a more comprehensive example using custom alphas, Smart Objects in Photoshop, an extensive look on gamma…and a few important tips regarding Network Rendering.

Scene materials

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All the Maxwell materials created during the training are available in the private forum.

Testimonials

“This is the by far the best course I’ve seen on Maxwell on the web. I loved your top down approach of your teaching and demystifying the theory behind many important concepts.” Numan S.

“There where so many „AHH- ALL RIGHT” and „OH – THAT’S HOW IT’S DONE“ moments in your course that I am really glad to have purchased it. A big thank you for that from my part. Even though I have been using Maxwell Render since the very first BETA version and kept working with the program on a daily basis since then, your well explained course helped me understand much better how things are supposed to work.” Carsten Q.

“This is the best tutorial I’ve seen for Maxwell so far, and it should be automatically packed with every license for new users of Maxwell.”Tomas K.