Captivating Simulation Solutions for Artists, Designers and Engineers

─ After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well. (Albert Einstein)

Simulation Solutions

Fueling 25 Years of Innovation: Next Limit’s R&D Pioneers Unleash the Future


First released in 1998, RealFlow features particle-based fluid simulation and physics-based tools to create astonishing cinematics. RealFlow has been widely acclaimed by the VFX and Computer Graphics industries for over 20 years. RealFlow’s developers were awarded the Technical Achievement Award (AMPAS/USA) in 2006 for their contribution to cinematography.

Maxwell Render™

First released in 2005, Maxwell Render was the first commercial rendering solution introducing physics-based unbiased ray-tracing. Maxwell Render has been acclaimed for its highest level of realism and unsurpassed image quality. Used by thousands of professionals in design and architecture projects worldwide, Maxwell Render has inspired many others who came after.


First released in 2012, XFlow is a particle-based Lattice Boltzmann technology solver for high fidelity CFD applications, offering multiphase and moving parts modeling capabilities specially focused on lubrication workflows. XFlow features automatic lattice generation, GPU computing, and advanced rendering capabilities.

XFlow was acquired by Dassault Systemes in 2016 and became part of SIMULIA’s Fluids Simulation portfolio. 


Anyverse offers a scalable synthetic data software platform to design, train, validate, or fine-tune advanced perception system. It provides unparalleled computing power in the cloud to generate all the data required in a fraction of the time and cost compared with other real-world data workflows.

Anyverse has raised 6 M€ with the participation of Bullnet Capital, Inveready and CDTI Innvierte.

RoomBox 3D™

RoomBox is a home decoration platform that brings together deco enthusiasts, professionals, and firms. RoomBox showcases an updated catalog of digitized real furniture, making decoration easy and fun.

Investors for Series A are welcome. Contact here.

History and Achievements


Next Limit was established in 1998 by engineers Victor Gonzalez and Ignacio Vargas who shared a collective mission: pioneering the advancement of state-of-the-art simulation technologies. The inception of this journey witnessed the unveiling of RealFlow, a groundbreaking fluid simulation software. Subsequently, their commitment to innovation saw the birth of other industry-leading creations, including Maxwell Render and XFlow CFD (acquired by Dassault Systemes). In 2018, Next Limit underwent a strategic transformation, diversifying its offerings into new horizons, such as artificial intelligence with Anyverse and interior decoration with RoomBox, enriching an ever-evolving portfolio. 

[2006] Next Limit is awarded two Information Society Technology (IST) prizes for the development of the products RealFlow and Maxwell Render.
[2008] Victor Gonzalez, Ignacio Vargas, and Angel Tena obtain a Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for their contribution to the film industry.
[2009] Next Limit is awarded a “Segundo the Chomon” prize by the Spanish Film Academy for the pioneering work in simulation tools for the film industry.
[2013] National Computer Science Award (Mare Nostrum Award) by Sociedad Científica Informática de España (SCIE) and the Congreso Nacional de Informática (CEDI)
[2016] Next Limit obtains the CEPYME innovation award (Spain) handed out by the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
[2016] XFlow CFD, a state-of-the-art Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation solution developed by Next Limit, is acquired by Dassault Systemes.
[2020] Next Limit raises a 3 M€ Series-A for its new business venture ANYVERSE, led by two Spanish venture capital companies with deep-tech portfolios.
[2023] CDTI (Spanish Agency for Innovation) invests in ANYVERSE, complementing a total financing of 6 M€.

the future
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We love people who feel the passion to create unique technologies and products, connecting deep technical and aesthetical disciplines. We love staying at the crossroads of science and art. 
If you are one of us, contact us.
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