Autodesk 3DS Max 2009 available

April 8, 2008 3:38 pm

Tags: 3D, 3ds max, 3ds max 2009, 3ds max design, 3dsmax, autodesk

Autodesk today began shipping two new versions of 3ds Max, its leading 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. In February 2008 the company first announced 3ds Max 2009 software for entertainment professionals, and 3ds Max Design 2009 software, a tailored 3D application for architects, designers and visualization specialists.

Key features in 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 include:
• A new Reveal rendering toolset, which streamlines iterative workflows
• ProMaterials material library for simulating real-world surfaces
• Improved interoperability with industry-standard products including Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk MotionBuilder software, as well as other third-party applications
• Numerous biped enhancements, as well as additional time-saving animation and mapping workflow tools

3DS Max Design 2009

3ds Max Design 2009 offers all features offered in 3ds Max 2009, with the exception of the software development toolkit (SDK). 3ds Max Design also includes Exposure technology for simulating and analyzing sun, sky and artificial lighting to assist with LEED EQ 8.1 Credit certification.

More Information

For more information about the key new features in Autodesk 3ds Max 2009, visit To learn more about Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009, visit If you're interested in purchasing 3DS Max 2009, you can check out the 3DS Max website over at Autodesk.

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Article Comments

alexkon ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 24 April 2008

Yeah, I have it. Once again, I wish this company would also provide training materials to go along with it. Yes, I have the subscription which is useless. But then, does any CG software really provide adequate training materials? NO

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