Excerpt: It’s finally here! When I heard that the new version of 3ds Max was ready, I was very curious to see what the folks at Autodesk had come up with to make us run out and buy it. I was skeptical to say the least, as it seems many of our favorite programs are being upgraded more frequently and some of...
Excerpt: The newest version of Autodesk’s 3D suite contains some major interface changes. On opening 3DS Max 2010, you’ll immediately be aware of the new Graphite Modelling toolset. This allows you to directly select and manipulate polygon objects.
Pros: Graphite modelling toolset and ribbon interface; render-preview effects in the viewport; enhanced OBJ support; Containers; Material Explorer; mental mill.
Cons: Some features already appeared in subscriber-only Creativity Extension for 3DS Max 2009; some known bugs and limitations; expensive.