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Video review: 3ds Max 2012

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

A couple of weeks ago, New Zealand-based modeller Grant Warwick posted his video comparison of the 3ds Max 2011 and 2012 viewports, demonstrating how the latter “destroys” the former.

Now Warwick has gone one step further, posting a 30-minute review of 3ds Max 2012.

As might be expected, the first part of the review focuses on modelling-related features, with Warwick exploring the Nitrous viewport and improvements to Editable Poly, before moving on to the UI, the new Mass FX physics system, and MetaSL and viewport lighting.

With the video also being posted on Autodesk’s The Area community site (Ken Pimentel discusses the issue of the independence of the review on his blog), the language is a little less “colourful” than the original.

But the review still provides a lively run-through of some of Max 2012’s highlights, including the “ridiculously fast” viewport display, as Warwick repeatedly duplicates objects in the scene in an attempt to slow the software down enough to register in the recording.

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