Maxwell Render

Maxwell Render is a rendering engine based on the mathematical equations governing light transport. Maxwell Render is unbiased. Maxwell Render can fully capture all light interactions between all elements in a scene, and all lighting calculations are performed using spectral information and high dynamic range data.

License: different for personal computers and for Politecnico pc

Operating System: Windows, Mac OS, Linux

System requirements: see vendor's site

Version: last one

Personal PCs

License: Maxwell Render Student v3 (annual, Node Locked licenses), non-commercial use only. 

How to get the software and the license:

  1. Fill the Software service request form and ask for the ‘Student License Retrivial Code’

  2. Fill the Maxwell request form by inserting:
    • the ‘Student License Retrivial Code’ 
    • the Politecnico institutional email address (e.g.

  3. Two emails will be received containing:
    • the instructions to download the software
    • the 'Node Locked license activation key'

Installation on Politecnico's PCs

For PC owned by Politecnico used on University network. To obtain the License code contact the Software Service, by form on line

Attention:  to login put POLIMI\ before your Person code (Codice persona). Eg. POLIMI\12345678

Documents and resources

Further information available on

Suggested pages:

Software Service Contacts

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