Autodesk Introduces 3ds Max 2010

loocas | 3ds Max,software | Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Yesterday, Autodesk introduced a new version of 3ds Max 2010 with its flashy new features, one of them, most noticeable, is the introduction of Ribbon as well as direct integration of beloved PolyBoost, now called Graphite Modeling Tools.

Here’s an excerpt from Autodesk’s site of the highlighted new features:

Innovative Creative Tools

  • A new Graphite modeling and texturing system introduces at least 100 additional creative tools and helps artists explore and more rapidly iterate their ideas.
  • The addition of render-like effects in the viewport display – such as soft shadowing, exposure control and ambient occlusion – offers near photo-real quality for faster decision making.

Powerful New Referencing and Scene Management Capabilities

  • Artists can create robust referencing workflows to help organize complex scenes more easily by treating multiple objects and scenes as a single Container object.
  • A new Material Explorer helps to simplify the way artists interact with objects and materials, making iterations much easier even in highly complex scenes.
  • The new multithreaded xView mesh analyzer technology helps to significantly reduce errors by providing in-viewport reporting on several types of mesh.

Enhanced Software Interoperability and Pipeline Integration

  • 3ds Max 2010 is the first animation package to integrate mental images’ powerful mental mill technology. This allows users to develop, test and maintain hardware-agnostic shaders and complex shader graphs for hardware and software rendering with real-time visual feedback.
  • Enhanced OBJ support and ProOptimizer technology provide improved interoperability with Autodesk Mudbox software.
  • Additional support for C# and .NET gives developers the access they need to customize, extend and integrate 3ds Max into their existing pipelines.

3ds Max 2010 also includes all the features offered in the Creativity Extension for 3ds Max 2009, released in August 2008. A list of features in 3ds Max 2010 is available at www.autodesk.com/3dsmax.

Videos of the new features in 3ds Max 2010 are available on the Autodesk YouTube Channel. To learn more about the software, also visit Autodesk’s 3ds Max blogs by Ken Pimentel, director of visual communications; Shane Griffith, 3ds Max product manager; and Louis Marcoux, 3ds Max application specialist.

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