Criterion has announced that RenderVision, a realtime previewing plug-in for 3D Studio MAX, is shipping RenderVision allows MAX scenes to be previewed as if on an end platform in a similar way to the XSI viewer for Softimage’s application. Currently only PlayStation 2 and PC are supported – but other formats will be added with time. The tool exports any MAX geometry that can be converted into triangles: including NURBS, patches, lighting, textures, bitmaps and Character Studio files. It also has a metrics mode for triangle and texture throughput on the PlayStation 2.