Autodesk ships Max9 update

UPDATE: Here is the link to the Productivity Booster. It just shipped. You can get it here.

This bit of information surfaced today about an update to 3ds Max 9. Called “3ds Max9 Extension: Productivity booster.” The details follow, but in fairness, this guru was not able to find a press release on the Autodesk website that detailed all this. So it might not be accurate and complete– so fair warning.

“Autodesk has announced 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster. The update will enable Autodesk subscription customers to work more efficiently with more than 30 productivity enhancements in the areas of animation and Biped, rendering, UI and usability. Additionally, increased interoperability with AutoCAD 2008, AutoCAD Architecture 2008 and Revit Building 2008 will help design visualization customers share data with other architecture professionals more easily than ever before. Users can also take advantage of technology improvements available with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Microsoft Windows Vista with new DirectX10 support.

With Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster software, users now have additional support for AutoCAD and Revit software files, including support for AutoCAD 2008 and Revit 2008 versions. New DWG import options and an optimized import memory management system make the software easier to use and dramatically improve import performance‹making it possible to import large files and complex scenes. The new Select Similar feature parses object metadata to isolate objects with similar characteristics, making simple work of identifying and changing multiple objects in a scene.

Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension 1: Productivity Booster includes more than 30 productivity enhancements in the following areas, among others:
* Modelling
* Texturing
* Rendering
* Programming
* Animation
* Biped

Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster will be available for download by Autodesk Subscription customers on March 29, 2007. First Customer Ship (FCS) will be on April 4, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.autodesk.com. “

[Source: vfxworld.com via CGChannel]

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~ by learn3dsmax on February 16, 2007.

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