August 6, 2008

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

Los Angeles - 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 enables artists, designers, and visualization specialists to incorporate audio and sound effects into their animated scenes, and quickly optimize 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. 3dsMax 2009 is a creation tool for the film, game, and television markets, while 3ds Max Design is a 3D application for architects, designers, and visualization specialists.
Features include:
Advanced Particle Effects: The Creativity Extension offers PFlow Advanced technology, which includes 12 operators new to both 3ds Max and 3ds MaxDesign.
Particle Flow Tools: Box #1, faster performance, improved memory management, and streamlined workflow. This addition 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 allows users to integrate multitrack 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 optimizehigh-poly count 3D models. This modifier offers precise control over thenumber of faces or points in a scene or model, allows artists to batchfiles with sub-object level control, lets users reduce a selection up to 75percent without removing detail, provides real-time scene optimization andmuch more.
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 $3495. The suggested retail price to upgrade from 3ds Max 2008 to either 3ds Max 2009 or 3ds Max Design 2009 is $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 $495* per year.