Next Limit Technologies has released the latest version of their Maxwell rendering software. The new release adds support for rendering immersive panoramic imagery in domemaster angular fisheye, and latitude/longitude (equirectangular)
Maxwell is an advanced rendering package that is known as a light simulator because it can reproduce the properties of a real camera using a Metropolis based bidirectional path-tracing system. In simple terms this means you can render complex scenes with features like photographic depth of field, motion blur, light dispersion, and accurate global illumination.
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The Maxwell renderer works with leading content creation software programs like Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max and Softimage, Maxon Cinema4D, Modo, Lightwave, Houdini, or as a standalone renderer with Maxwell Studio.
A Node Locked version of the Maxwell Render Suite is $775 USD, and a floating license with 10 render nodes is $1,395 USD.
For more information check out maxwellrender.com