What is Maxwell for SketchUp?


Maxwell for SketchUp is a plugin which has been expressly designed for rendering in SketchUp. It brings you advanced, Maxwell Render technology in a simple, self-contained package.

Maxwell for SketchUp has the render engine built-in, so no other applications or programs are needed. And you don’t need to export your scenes anywhere, it all happens from the comfort of your SketchUp interface!


Why Choose Maxwell for SketchUp?

Maxwell for SketchUp is really simple to set-up – just install the plugin and you’re off.

And because its Maxwell, it’s all about reality and the real language of light. So you don’t need to be a CG expert to get photorealistic images from your 3d models. It’s incredibly easy to use, and you’ll be amazed at the results!



Maxwell for SketchUp is compatible not only with your usual SketchUp materials, but also Maxwell MXM materials. This means you’ll have access to thousands of free, ready to use MXMs from our online, community based gallery. A great supply of superior, refined materials, just a couple of clicks away!


Maxwell for SketchUp has been expressly developed for SketchUp. It is fully integrated so you can apply materials, lighting and camera and then render without ever having to leave the SketchUp interface.

You don’t need any additional applications, and there are no external programs – it all happens inside of SketchUp, so it’s easy!


The Maxwell for SketchUp render engine gives you a real-time preview of your final image. Every time you change the camera, lighting or materials in your scene, the preview will instantly update. And you can also save rendered images at any time without interrupting the render process.

And if you purchase the Maxwell for Sketchup licensed version, it includes a full production quality render engine – equipped to handle complex lighting more efficiently.