Discreet, a division of Autodesk, today announced 3ds max 5-a significant feature release of its professional 3D animation and modeling software used by the largest community of animators worldwide to create compelling 3D animations. Discreet 3ds max 5 software will be unveiled at Siggraph 2002-(San Antonio, TX-July 23-25, Booth #8062) and isscheduled for release in summer 2002.
3ds max 5 introduces enhanced global illumination methods for subtle, elegant and accurate lighting-critical to producing a natural look for pre visualized or finished animations; reactor, Discreet's embedded, integrated and interactive physics engine from HAVOK-soft and hard-body dynamics software; and new texture mapping capabilities to accurately marry image data to mesh models.
A complete list of new features in Discreet 3ds max 5 may be found at: http://www.discreet.com/products/3dsmax5/
Discreet's 3ds max 5 software will sell for the suggested retail price (SRP) in North America for US $3,495. Upgrade price from 3ds max 4 to 3ds max 5 is the SRP of US $795. 3ds max is available on the Discreet e-store: