.MXS File Extension

Maxwell Studio Scene File

Developer Next Limit
3.8  |  4 Votes

What is an MXS file?

Three-dimensional scene file created by Maxwell Render photorealistic rendering software, or by another 3D modeling program with the Maxwell Render plug-in; stores a 3D scene description that can be rendered with physically-accurate light properties in the software.

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NOTE: Maxwell Studio is an independent application included with Maxwell Render. It is the program used for the actual 3D scene editing.

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Painter Color Mixer Pad

Developer Corel
3.5  |  2 Votes

An MXS file may also be a color mixer pad created by Corel Painter, a digital painting application. It contains the paint colors that a user mixes on the Mixer Pad with the brush. MXS files are used by digital artists to remember specific color mixes and revert to a previous Mixer Pad state.

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The Mixer is a Corel Painter feature that allows users to blend colors and create paint swatches. As a user creates a set of blended colors or swatches, they can save their Mixer Pad as an MXS file, to quickly access that Mixer Pad again in the future.

How do I save a Corel Painter Mixer Pad?

To save a Mixer Pad as an MXS file, access Corel Painter's Mixer panel (typically docked in the program's Palette Drawer) and select the sandwich menu icon. Then, choose Save Mixer Pad....

NOTE: MXS files differ from Mixer Swatches (.MWS) files, which store the preset colors tiled at the top of the Mixer window.

How to open an MXS file

To open an MXS file as a Mixer Pad in Corel Painter:

  1. Access the program's Mixer panel.
  2. Select the sandwich menu icon.
  3. Select Open Mixer Pad....
  4. Navigate to and open your MXS file.

Programs that open MXS files


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