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.
THIS MONTH'S BEST FEATURES
2018's best up-and-coming illustrators
Inside the iMac Pro - Apple's most powerful Mac yet
Award-winning infographic designer Nadieh Bremer on how to create powerful data visualisations
Oliver Jeffers on how he illustrates picture books children (and adults) love
5 ways Adobe Stock will revolutionise your motion graphics work
Digital Arts Guides
The hottest work, tech & techniques that match your creative tastesAnimation & VFX Business & Career Success Creative Hardware Creative Software Graphic Design Illustration & Art Interactive Design & VR Marketing Photography UX & Web Design Video Post-production