Design Visualization

Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 Now Shipping

New Version of Leading Entertainment Software Tailored for Advanced Design Visualization

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 31, 2008 — Autodesk today began shipping two new versions of 3ds Max, its leading 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. In February 2008 the company first announced 3ds Max 2009 software for entertainment professionals, and 3ds Max Design 2009 software, a tailored 3D application for architects, designers and visualization specialists

Key features in 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 include:

  • A new Reveal rendering toolset, which streamlines iterative workflows
  • ProMaterials material library for simulating real-world surfaces
  • Improved interoperability with industry-standard products including Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk MotionBuilder software, as well as other third-party applications
  • Numerous biped enhancements, as well as additional time-saving animation and mapping workflow tools

3ds Max Design 2009 offers all features offered in 3ds Max 2009, with the exception of the software development toolkit (SDK). 3ds Max Design also includes Exposure technology for simulating and analyzing sun, sky and artificial lighting to assist with LEED EQ 8.1 Credit certification.

For more information about the key new features in Autodesk 3ds Max 2009, visit www.autodesk.com/3dsmax. To learn more about Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009, visit www.autodesk.com/3dsmaxdesign.

Purchase

To purchase Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009, visit www.autodesk.com/3dsmax-howtobuy.

Autodesk’s suggested retail price for 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 software is US$3,495*, respectively. Autodesk’s suggested retail price to upgrade from 3ds Max 2008 to either 3ds Max 2009 or 3ds Max Design 2009 is US$895*. Product availability will vary by country. 

From March 31, 2008 to July 17, 2008, existing Autodesk VIZ 2008 software Autodesk Subscription customers will be able to cross-grade to 3ds Max Design 2009 for US$249*. During this same period, Autodesk VIZ 2006, 2007, and 2008 customers who are not on Autodesk Subscription will be able to cross-grade to 3ds Max Design 2009 for US$895*, if  they purchase Autodesk Subscription for 3ds Max Design 2009.**

Autodesk Subscription will be available for purchase simultaneously with the product purchase or upgrade. Autodesk’s suggested retail price for Autodesk Subscription for 3ds Max or 3ds Max Design is US $495* per year.

* International pricing may vary.

** These two promotions apply to Autodesk VIZ purchases made prior to Feb. 12, 2008.

Media Contact

Brittany Bonhomme, brittany.bonhomme@autodesk.com, 514-954-7419