Autodesk® 3ds Max® software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application. Its easy-to-learn environment enables artists to quickly ramp up for production. 3ds Max is used by film and video artists, game developers, multimedia designers (print and web), design visualization professionals, and 3D enthusiasts to achieve stunning results in less time. 3ds Max is the leader in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, visual effects, and education.
Create rich and complex design visualization. Generate realistic characters for a top-selling game. Bring 3D effects to the big screen. Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software helps design visualization professionals, game developers, and visual effects artists maximize their productivity by streamlining the process of working with complex scenes.
Viewing and Handling of Large, Complex Scenes
3ds Max 2008 software delivers new viewport technology and optimizations that result in vastly improved interactivity of even the largest, most complex scenes. Common tasks and operations—selection, material assignment, transform, grouping, cloning, and many more—are now significantly faster, making 3ds Max 2008 the most streamlined version of the software ever. Plus, a new Scene Explorer makes managing large scenes—and interacting with hundreds or even thousands of objects—far more intuitive.
Produce stunning photo-real imagery, faster. With the release of 3ds Max 2008, Autodesk unveils Review. This powerful new toolset supports iterative rendering workflows by delivering interactive previewing of shadows, the 3ds Max sun/sky environment, and mental ray® Architectural and Design material settings. Based on the latest game engine technology, Review gives you the instant visual feedback you need to iterate rapidly.
Support for Complex Pipelines and Workflows
Quickly extend 3ds Max or streamline multi-application workflows. The new MAXScript ProEditor provides you with an intuitive interface for working with MAXScript that will streamline the scripting workflow, making it easier to author scripts that automate and customize 3ds Max. Deeper support for the DWG™ and FBX® file formats results in faster, more accurate importing of data from other popular Autodesk applications; plus, new features facilitate working with this imported data.
Enjoy a less menu-dependent modeling experience. 3ds Max 2008 gives you a more streamlined, artist-friendly modeling workflow through a collection of hands-on modeling UI options that let you focus more on the creative process.
Achieve stunning results in less time with Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. 3ds Max 2008 dramatically improves your productivity by streamlining the process of working with complex scenes. This is achieved through significant performance improvements—in areas such as viewport interaction, interactive transform and material assignment—as well as through the addition of new, artist-friendly UI and scene management features. The release also marks the launch of Review, a toolset that delivers interactive previewing of shadows, the 3ds Max sun/sky system, and Architectural and Design material settings.
In addition, 3ds Max 2008 delivers enhanced support for complex pipelines and workflows—a new, integrated MAXScript ProEditor makes extending and customizing 3ds Max easier than ever. Plus, enhanced DWG™ file-linking and data support strengthen interoperability with applications such as AutoCAD® 2008, AutoCAD® Architecture 2008, and Revit® Architecture 2008 software products. Finally, the release contains numerous Biped improvements, including new ways of layering character motion and exporting it to game engines, as well as tools that give animators new levels of flexibility with regards to their Biped rigs.