informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

SIGGRAPH: Autodesk Announces 3ds Max 8

Northern California-based Autodesk has announced the latest release of its popular graphics creation software, 3ds Max version 8. “There are four specific areas of focu...
Northern California-based Autodesk has announced the latest release of its popular graphics creation software, 3ds Max version 8. “There are four specific areas of focus we are invested in for 3ds Max 8 that will address the present and future demands of increasingly complex 3D production environments,” said Martin Vann, VP of worldwide sales, marketing and support at Autodesk. “Those areas are Character Development, Advanced Modeling & Texturing, More Comprehensive Development Framework and Complex Data and Asset Management (dealing with scalability, collaboration and scene complexity).” Modeling & Texturing advancements include new UV pelt mapping to decrease the time and effort required to accurately texture 3D models, as well as DirectX and .fx support to create realtime shaders inside the 3ds Max viewport. The Comprehensive Development Framework improves SDK tools and documentation, delivers XML support for efficient scene and animation data exchange, an interactive MAXScript debugger, and support for the Autodesk DWF Viewer (a free 3D data review and approval collaboration program). Features which were once exclusive to Autodesk Subscription clients over the past year, such as mental ray 3.4 and Autodesk VIZ 2006, are included with the new software. The Autodesk Subscription service will continue to release advanced features to subscribers before other 3ds Max users have access to them. More information is available at the official 3ds Max 8 website and at Autodesk's SIGGRAPH presence this week.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
1.30.23
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more