Design Visualization

Autodesk Releases Creativity Extension for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2009

New Particle Effects, Audio and Modeling Capabilities Increase Realism and Enhance Creative Projects 

LOS ANGELES, Calif., August 5, 2008 — The first extension release for Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 software is now available to Autodesk Subscription customers. The Creativity Extension includes new particle effects capabilities, designed to help artists increase the realism of their work. The extension will also allow artists, designers, and visualization specialists incorporate audio and sound effects into their animated scenes, and quickly optimize highly detailed 3D models from digital sculpting applications, such as Autodesk Mudbox software.

3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 were launched in February 2008. 3ds Max 2009 remains a leading creation tool for the film, games, and television markets, while 3ds Max Design is a tailored 3D application for architects, designers, and visualization specialists.

Key Features in the Creativity Extension for 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009

Advanced Particle Effects: The Creativity Extension offers PFlowAdvanced technology, which includes 12 operators new to both 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design, gives users easier access to a wide range of creative options. Developed with the help of Dr. Oleg Bayborodin, the original author of Particle Flow, PFlowAdvanced offers backwards compatibility with Orbaz Technologies Particle Flow Tools: Box #1, faster performance, improved memory management, and streamlined workflow. This addition greatly enhances the functionality of the Particle Flow toolset. It also gives artists a high performance workflow to access its features including numerous paint tools, Shape operators, Express Save and more. 

Integrated Audio: ProSound technology in 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design now allows users to integrate multi-track audio directly into their scene files and adjust audio timing during the animation phase. Using the technology, artists can enhance their projects with high-quality audio and sound effects.

Polygon Modeling: New ProOptimizer technology allows artists to optimize high-poly count 3D models. This modifier offers precise control over the number of faces or points in a scene or model, allows artists to batch files with sub-object level control, lets users reduce a selection up to 75 percent without removing detail, provides real-time scene optimization and much more.

For more information about the Creativity Extension for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2009, please visit www.autodesk.com/pr-3dsmax.

Pricing and Availability
The  Creativity Extension for 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 is now available for download to Autodesk Subscription customers. The Creativity Extension is not sold separately.

Autodesk suggested retail pricing for Autodesk 3ds Max or 3ds Max Design is US$3,495*. The suggested retail price to upgrade from 3ds Max 2008 to either 3ds Max 2009 or 3ds Max Design 2009 is US$895*. Autodesk Subscription is available for purchase simultaneously with the product or upgrade purchase. The Autodesk suggested retail price for Autodesk Subscription for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design is US$495* per year.

*International pricing may vary.

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