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Autodesk 3ds Max

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2014 09/12/13
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Autodesk 3ds Max is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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Processor: Pentium 4 3,0 GHz Core 2 Duo 2,6 GHz
Memory: 512 MB 1,0 MB
Video: 128 MB 512 MB
Free space: 500 MB 2,0 MB
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c. DirectX 10.
Framework: Internet Explorer 6.0.
Others: Hardware-accelerated OpenGL and Direct3D supported Apple® computers based on Intel processors and running Microsoft operating systems are not currently supported.
Registration: Free registration: Publisher's website
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  • Windows XP
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  • Windows 8

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  • Advanced pelt mapping feature
  • Plenty of high-powered modelling tools
  • Gives you pixel-perfect control over your models
  • Proves very overwhelming for newcomers to 3D modelling

Use 3ds Max software to create professional-quality 3D animation.

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3ds Max® software provides a comprehensive 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists. 3ds Max 2014 has new tools for crowd generation, particle animation, and perspective matching, as well as support for Microsoft DirectX 11 shaders.

Produce higher quality animations more easily and efficiently with new tools designed to help improve 3D rendering times, physical simulations, human motion in crowds, and viewport performance. New features in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 3D rendering and animation software help you to:

- Create moving or idle crowds with the new Populate Crowd feature that offers high-level control of believable human motion.

- Experience better interactive and playback performance for complex scenes, CAD data, and deforming meshes with improved viewport performance: new adaptive degradation techniques, improved texture memory management, and the addition of parallelized modifier computations.

- Create and edit higher-quality assets with new support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11 software shaders and a new API that exposes DirectX 11 capabilities in 3ds Max with HLSL (High Level Shading Language) support.

- Create more sophisticated, near realistic, and customized physical simulations in less time with an augmented Particle Flow feature set that helps you.

- Create customized Particle Flow tools from different combinations of up to 25 different suboperators with the new Advanced Data Manipulation toolset.

- Simulate natural and man-made forces, create and break bonds between particles, and collide particles with the new mParticles module for the MassFX simulation system.

- Iterate faster with two new Cache operators: Cache Disks offers the ability to pre-calculate and store Particle Flow simulations as separate files on disk, while Chache Selective helps you to cache only certain types of data.

- Enjoy access to a set of Particle Flow “Freebies” from Orbaz Technologies now included by default: Camera Culling Operator, Camera IMBlur Operator, Copy Out Test, Display Script Operator, Stop Operator, and Stop Gradually Test.

- Composite more quickly and effectively with a new Perspective Match tool that matches the camera view of a scene to the perspective of a photo background interactively.

- Load vector graphics as texture maps and render them at dynamic resolutions. New Vector Map support lets you zoom in while preserving image clarity.

- Experience more control with new capabilities that allow you to pan and zoom the viewport as though it were a 2D image, without affecting the actual camera position.

"Advanced pelt mapping feature"

Although Maya’s popularity has increased of late (perhaps largely due to its superior accessibility for newcomers), Autodesk 3DS Max still remains a key player within the industry, and this latest incarnation significantly improves upon the wire-frame mapping approach of the past.

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