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Grant Warwick's Review of 3ds Max 2012  - new Nitrous viewport system, editable poly modeling speed improvements, improved stability, UI, fully integrated PhysX, Grant Warwick, YouTube, Apr 5, 2011

Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 - 'ViewCube' and 'SteeringWheels' added for navigation, reveal rendering feature, lighting analysis tool, new color correction map, more, Chad Warner, CG Architect, Aug 25, 2008

Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 - customizable ViewCube and Steering Wheel for modeling, new and faster mental ray renderer included, new set of real-world materials, more, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Aug 1, 2008

3ds Max Design 2009 Review - iterative rendering technology, set of simulation tools for analytical lighting, new material library, more, Steven Papke, the Vizdepot, May 14, 2008

Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 - 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application with performance enhancements, 32- and 64-bit versions, supports OpenGL and Direct3D, highly praised by Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

Multimedia and Presentation Tools for AEC - 3D visualization software reviewed: Google SketchUp Pro 6, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Autodesk Impression, VIZ 2008, 3ds Max 9, Freewheel, ArchVision's RPC, Piranesi 5, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, July 1, 2007 (more SketchUp reviews, PhotoShop reviews, Adobe Acrobat reviews, Autodesk Impression features, Autodesk VIZ reviews, 3ds max reviews, ArchVision reviews, Piranesi reviews)

Autodesk 3D Studio Max 9 - available in 64-bit Windows, highly customizable interface, impressing material editor and renderers, more, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, May 2007

Autodesk 3ds Max 9 - powerful tool for 3D animation, rendering and modeling with new animation layer system, core-level performance improvements, more, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, December 1, 2006

Max vs Maya - 3ds Max is good for architectural and visualization tasks while MAYA is good for fluid effects and modeling NURBS surfaces, Chris Hobbs, AEC Magazine, October 9, 2006

3DS Max - Popular Visualization Tool - 3ds Max 8 from Autodesk explores features like pelt mapping, integrated user interface to asset-tracking systems, and workable third-party plug-ins, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, January 1, 2006

Multimedia Presentation Trends - presentation software like SketchUp 5, Adobe Photoshop, Informatix Piranesi 4, Autodesk 3ds max, and Autodesk VIZ 6, are putting AEC and engineering companies on the cutting edge, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, October 1, 2005

3D Space: discreet 3ds max 7 - improvements range from enhanced speed to a better user interface; new features include TurboSmooth, Object Display Culling and Direct 3D Redraw, Stephen Ellerin, EMediaLive.com, January 25, 2005

3ds max 7 - although its reputation as a top 3D modeling, animation and rendering package is well-deserved, learning all the new features will take some time and even with a lengthy study many features will still remain a mystery after years of use, Kelly L. Murdock, GameDev.net, January 14, 2005

3ds max 7 - the latest version offers noteworthy enhancements to character animation as well as a new process for faking depth and 3D detail called Normal Bump Mapping, Jan De Schrijver, Digit, December 9, 2004 

Discreet 3ds max 7 - excellent update includes new modeling and texturing features and an update to mental ray rendering, George Maestri, CGW, December 15, 2004

3ds max 7 - although this release offers no giant leaps forward in technology, it does provide many small useful steps in the right direction, Todd Sheridan Perry, Digital Producer, November 15, 2004

A Few Minutes with Dan Prochazka - Discreet's Product Manager for 3D Animation discusses 3ds max 7, which enables AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop users to link their files to 3ds max, Stephen Schleicher, DigitalCAD, November 16, 2004

3ds max 7 Professional Review - 3ds max would benefit from a complete rewrite, but with the latest version's support for mental ray and updates to polygon editing, it remains a well-rounded 3D solution, Sam Hodge, CGNetworks, October 5, 2004

Tools for Managing, Learning, Designing - a round-up of recommended tools for AEC professionals, including AEPlans, Autodesk Building Systems 2004 and 3ds max, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, December 2003

Cadalyst Salutes 15 Hot New Products - editors' semi-annual awards for the best CAD-related software and hardware, Cadalyst, December 2003

Discreet 3ds max 6 - a tour of the latest version, which offers strong architectural tools, improved modeling methods and the Mental Ray renderer, RenderNode Magazine, November 12, 2003

Deep Inside 3ds max 6 - a tour of what's new in the next version, Frank Moldstad, DMN Newsletter, November 7, 2003

Discreet 3ds max 6 Revealed! - highlights some of the new features in the latest version, including an advanced schematic view, integrated mental ray 3.2 renderer and a new event-driven particle system, Dan Diaz, CGNetworks, October 17, 2003

Share Your Vision - CAD Visualization Tools - roundup of visualization software: Artlantis, form-Z RadioZity 4.0, 3ds max 6, LightWave 3D 7.5b, NuGraf Rendering System 4, AccuRender 3.1 and Rhino 3.0/Flamingo 1.1, Ron LaFon, CADALYST, August 2003

Discreet 3D Studio Max 5 - the latest version offers improved lighting effects and modeling capabilities, but weak handling of the libraries that define the surfaces of objects in a model, Ed Henning, Personal Computer World, December 5, 2002

3ds max 5 - a host of enhancements make this an upgrade worth getting, Irfan Celik, Digital Game Developer, September 2002

A Designer’s Look at 3ds max 5 - the latest version adds plenty of good features, but if you're already using Autodesk VIZ, do you need 3ds max?, Christopher Nichols, CGarchitect.com, August 21, 2002

 
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