Design Visualization

White Papers

Easier mental ray Rendering for Design Workflows (pdf - 2362Kb)
This white paper demystifies the mental ray renderer in Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software and reviews common scenarios for architects, designers, and engineers.
Using the Autodesk Civil Visualization Extension for 3ds Max Design and AutoCAD Civil 3D (pdf - 2797Kb)
Autodesk provides an easy visualization workflow for civil engineers—even for those who have limited knowledge of Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software. Learn more.
Daylight Simulation in 3ds Max Design 2009: Getting Started (pdf - 6775Kb)
Learn about advanced concepts in daylight simulation using the Exposure™ feature in Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design. This white paper is for architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists who are familiar with daylight simulation and want to take it to the next level.
Daylight Simulation in 3ds Max Design 2009: Advanced (pdf - 3398Kb)
Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software with Exposure™ technology was recently validated by the National Research Council Canada for daylighting uses. This white paper describes the experiment that validated the software.
3ds Max Design Exposure Validation (pdf - 5835Kb)
Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software with Exposure™ technology was recently validated by the National Research Council Canada for daylighting uses. This white paper describes the experiment that validated the software.
daylight_simulation_validation_3dsmax_scenes.zip (zip - 1288Kb)
The daylight simulation white papers above reference these 3ds Max Design files.

More Whitepapers

BIM and Visualization (pdf - 1401Kb)
The BIM advantages of Revit are synchronizing with Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software to explore, validate, and convey architectural designs.
Autodesk FBX-Based Revit Architecture 2009 to Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 Workflow (pdf - 2095Kb)
This white paper is for architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists who need to move data from Revit® Architecture 2009 software to Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2009 software to further explore, validate, or communicate their designs.
Using 3ds Max and mental ray for Architectural Visualization (pdf - 1727Kb)
Want a fast way to create complex renders? See why mental ray® software, combined with Autodesk® 3ds Max® 9 software, is the logical choice for precise, creative architectural and design visualization projects.
DWG-Based Revit Architecture to Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Workflow (pdf - 1128Kb)
As architectural firms move from traditional CAD drafting to building information modeling workflows, it is important to be able to effectively move data from Revit® Architecture to Autodesk® 3ds Max® software for advanced visualization. This white paper shows you how.