Maxwell for SketchUp Pro 2017

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#1

Hi!
Has anyone had any success installing their Maxwell for SketchUp (V.3) plugin on SketchUp Pro 2017?
I’ve written to Next Limit (Maxwell), but haven’t heard back.


#2

Going by what happen with SU2016, we will have to wait for an update for Maxwell V3. I think it was 2-3 weeks after the after the SU release last year.

There is a small chance that we may not get a update for version 3 as version 4 is the current version :confused:


#3

I fear you are right…

Considering I purchased v3 just prior to their issue of version 4 (great timing I know), that would be a real kick in the teeth.

I’ve been trying to ask Next Limit support about the issue. It took them 4 days to respond to my question and all they did is ask if it was listed in my extensions in preferences. (SU2017 doesn’t have such a list as it uses a new extension manager).
I responded saying as much and it’s been 5 days again without a reply. I can’t find a phone number or even an address for the company anywhere! Very odd.

Maybe I’ll give up on them altogether and go with another renderer.


#4

I could be wrong on this, but I imagine that if you own a licence for version 3, you would be entitled to a licence for version 4. But this probably wouldn’t solve your problem anyway because version 4 is unlikely to be compatible with SU2017.


#5

This is what I was hoping, but I haven’t been successful in my attempts.
The Maxwell license does say that it does not include upgrades, but considering the time-frame, maybe they make exceptions (inside of 6 months for example).
I’ll have another look at this and let you know.
Thanks.


#6

I don’t believe v3 will be updated for su2017 due to incompatibilities in the Ruby versions.I think it’ll be v4 only, the plugin developer is working on it currently, if you have a squizz at the Maxwell plugin forum, you can see what going on there.

Hey, we might be lucky and get v3 updated but v4 will get done first.


#7

Treedee, if you still wish to upgrade your version 3 there a ‘Exclusive Black Friday Promo; 40% OFF New Licenses and 50% OFF Upgrades’

https://webshop.nextlimit.com/product/family/maxwell


#8

Thanks bifterx and NZSnowman,

I appreciate your input.

A good deal on the upgrade for sure!

However, I am not terribly inclined to give nextlimit any more money considering the fact that after more than two weeks, I’m still awaiting a response to my customer “support” inquiry. That’s pretty poor. The fact that they don’t have any clear phone number or address either is a bit odd to me as well.

After only 6 months use of my previous license only, and now not even being able to use it at all, I’m thinking I may just jump over to a more reliable provider such as vray. Shame - I was a fan of maxwell until recently.

I’ll keep you posted if they ever get back to me with any updates.


#9

I have also been trying to get V3 working on 2017 without success. Very frustrating having to save back model to 2016. I have sent an email to next limit but if anyone knows if V4 works I would be interested. Thanks


#10

I had the same issue. I posted a request on Maxwell’s website a few times and each time was getting the same administrative and dry reply stating that I could not use Maxwell anymore. I used it for less than a year. I call it robbery. I sent a last request a few days ago and am waiting to hear back from them. If it doesn’t work, I will just go to another rendered. There are plenty of them now (Enscape, Thea, Brighter3D, etc…).

I found this on their website, but it is very blurry and it is not clear how it should be installed and with which version it works.


#11

Sorry, I forgot to add the info I found on their website. Here it is:

Hello,

We have just uploaded a new version of the plugin for SketchUp that adds compatibility with SketchUp 2018 .

Hopefully, it will let you enjoy Maxwell inside the brand new version of SketchUp. The plugin is version 4.1.8 and you can download it from the portal for both Windows and MacOS: https://portal.nextlimit.com/downloads

It’s only a compatibility update, so the release notes are not profuse at all: http://support.nextlimit.com/display/ma … on+History

Best regards,
Fernando