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Subject: Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:44 am
Autodesk Introduces 3ds Max 2010 Software at Game Developers Conference
Key Highlights of Autodesk 3ds Max 2010
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 [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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.
Pricing and Availability
Autodesk anticipates that 3ds Max 2010 will be available in English during spring 2009. The Autodesk suggested retail price for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 license is US$3,495*. The suggested retail price to upgrade from either 3ds Max 2009 or 3ds Max Design 2009 to 3ds Max 2010 is $895*. Autodesk Subscription is available for purchase simultaneously with the product or upgrade purchase. The Autodesk suggested retail price for Autodesk Subscription for 3ds Max 2010 is $495* per year.
*International pricing may vary.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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