Autodesk has announced version 9 of its 3ds Max 3D modelling, animation and rendering software at the Siggraph trade show in Boston.
The upgrade concentrates on making the software more efficient to use – including releasing the first 64-bit version of the application – and boosts its rendering capabilities.
When running under Windows XP x64, 3ds Max 9 gains access to more memory than the 3GB limit offered by the 32-bit version of Windows. This enables the software to run faster, and allows users to work on much more complicated scenes.
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