20 years in the making
Next Limit draws upon 20 years of experience in physics simulation and visualization software, which has continuously been at the forefront of cutting edge solutions in digital simulation.


Next Limit was founded in 1998 by engineers Victor Gonzalez and Ignacio Vargas with a common vision of developing cutting edge simulation tecnologies. RealFlow™ was the first product released. In the following years new products came to life, such as: Maxwell Render, CaronteFX™ and XFlow CFD. In 2018 Victor Gonzalez became the sole owner of the group, expanding the company portfolio toward new markets and industries. Since then the portfolio has been updated with three new solutions: Anyverse, BeGraph and RoomBox™.


In 2004, Maxwell Render was the first unbiased spectral physically-based render engine available, inspiring others to follow that vision. Maxwell Render was nominated twice to the Academy’s Technical Achievement Awards.

In 2006, Next Limit was awarded two Information Society Technology (IST) prizes for the development of the products RealFlow and Maxwell Render.

In 2008, Victor Gonzalez, Ignacio Vargas and Angel Tena obtained a Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their contribution to the film industry.

In 2009, Next Limit was awarded a “Segundo the Chomon” prize by the Spanish Film Academy for the pioneering work in simulation tools for the film industry.

In 2016, Next Limit obtained the CEPYME innovation award (Spain) handed out by the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

In 2016, XFlow CFD (an innovative Computational Fluid Dynamics solution for engineering) was acquired by Dassault Systemes

About the CEO

I am a tech entrepreneur, fascinated by computers and simulation from a very early age. My first computers were an Apple IIe and a Commodore 64. I obtained my MSc in Naval Engineering (Technical University of Madrid) and co-founded Next Limit Technologies with Ignacio Vargas in 1998. Soon after we released our first product RealFlow. Today, after 20 years, I keep envisioning new technologies and solutions with an amazing group of smart people.