Another one of those little things that can save up a ton of time in day to day productions.
I’ve added a simple “render with 3ds Max” shortcut to my right-click menu, so that I don’t have to open up Max if I need to render a scene. This actually came in handy on the current project where I was modifying a few scenes and re-saving them. Then I went through a few of them manually and needed to render them out quickly for reference. No need to actually run Max, open the scene, hit F9… it was all setup, I just needed to render them out.
If you want to modify your right-click menu this same way, just modify this registry key (3ds Max 2013 in this case):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\3dsmax\Shell\Render] @="Render with 3ds Max 2013" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\3dsmax\Shell\Render\Command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Autodesk\\3ds Max 2013\\3dsmaxcmd.exe\" \"%1\""