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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.
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Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 is the latest release of the popular 3d program used in all areas of the entertainment industry. 3ds Max, technically now version 10, adds a lot of speed improvements and useful features, providing more flexibility and performance. With today’s productions demanding shorter schedules but still quality work, this version addresses workflow issues and slow interaction with complex scenes to help meet these goals. It’s out of the box feature set makes it a very versatile application for any production needs. 3ds Max 2008 is available for 32bit and 64bit systems, now also supporting Windows Vista and DirectX 10.
The123D is proud to announce its very new 3D Cars collection available in .max and .max (ready to use with Vray Render). The collection consists of 16 polygon efficient 3D Cars which can easily be used with ease within 3ds max. All the 3d cars are interior ready so animators can make use of them conveniently. You can purchase the full collection for $275 which is quite reasonable.
I’ve made a small example of a light fitting luminaire where the Black spots appear during render and they can be removed by using a mental ray shader available from David Lanier : Download Black Spot Removal Shader
Black Spots can be seen in this render
Black Spots removed using DL3D shader
Final image rendered with Mental Ray 3ds max 9
You can download the FREE 3d model of the Light fitting for 3ds max 9
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Explore the power of 3ds max 2008 which has the most powerful features for Rendering, Modeling and Animations. With the power of Mental Ray 3.6 makes 3ds max 2008 more flexible for Tuning your Rendering quality with speed and accuracy.
30-day trial provides free** access to the software for noncommercial use. Animation and 3D graphics students, industry professionals, or anyone interested in breaking into the world of computer graphics (CG) now has the opportunity to explore all aspects of 3ds Max software.
Ryan Lesser tests 3ds Max 2008 and finds great productivity improvements, particularly for those specializing in architectural design, previs and lighting/composition.2008.
"This is now my 11th version of 3ds Max that I have used and one of many that I have reviewed. It is sort of crazy for me to think that these powerful tools have been around for this long and just how much they have changed and improved. As my 3D tool of choice since back when it was called 3d Studio, this software package has seen me through a lot, including my recent projects Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero 2, as well as some fondly remembered projects such as Frequency and Amplitude. Things that my teams and I have struggled with early on are now history and the tools become more and more powerful by the year. Along with tool enhancements, Autodesk has focused these past years on making use of the drastic leaps and bounds that hardware has made in the past three years. This year’s version of 3ds Max has taken on the new moniker of 3ds Max 2008 instead of using the typical "rev" number. This sent warning pings down one of my lead artist’s spine when he found out. He is afraid that "Max," as we all lovingly call it, will just get marginally revved each year with no major accomplishments. If you have read my past reviews, you know that I too am leery of this. While I understand that making major leaps and bounds each year is difficult, there are only so many years you can please the crowd with "speed enhancements." Things are looking good on the horizon, though. The elusive in viewport texture painting and brush-based modeling holes in 3ds Max will soon be resolved, as Autodesk has acquired Skymatter and its Mudbox 3D modeling software."
Mental Bout Max has released its new Project Series Elevated lifestyle Module 2 which covers the Exterior Lighting techniques in Mental Ray and ‘How to’ Interior Model holds up for its new exterior shot. Mental Bout Max has a very wide experience with Mental Ray Rendering Engine and I suppose their Videos are worth much more.
You can purchase the .mov file from its website which has a running time video of 38:52 mins
Mr Furniture is proud to announce its Mental Ray Cabinet Design Collection. All the 3d furniture models possess ready to use Mental Ray Materials so you can save time applying materials yourself. There are wide range of Bedroom Cabinets, Dinning Cabinets and Kitchen Cabinets.
The Mental Ray Cabinet Collection contain 50 3d models in .max and .3ds file formats.
Materials are applied and ready to use.
Textures are included.
3D Cabinet Furniture models are jointed.
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I came across a very nice 3ds max script for converting Triangular faces to Quad faces. The good is that it keeps the UV Mapping intact on the polygons which it converts to Quads. Ah…and it works on an Editable Polygon only and not Editable Mesh….but overall it serves the purpose I was looking for. I tested it with 3ds max 9 and it works smooth..
With the Detriangular Script Apllied