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Whether you're an architect, designer, civil engineer, or visualization specialist, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 software provides a powerful, integrated toolset that helps you to more rapidly iterate on design concepts and accurately analyze daylight effects, and to create higher-impact visuals as you explore, validate, and communicate the story behind your design.
Save time, manage resources better, and deliver higher precision results with workflows in 3ds Max Design 2011 that help you handle data from numerous sources more intelligently. Visualizations for Autodesk Revit Architecture software designs can be refined, even while changes continue to occur, by using the Autodesk FBX file link. Solids or surfaces can now be imported from Autodesk Inventor software or from SAT files while retaining the mathematical description of the solid or surface. Now, cutaways and reveals can be shown with fewer artifacts, and dynamic tessellation parameters can optimize memory usage or performance. The Autodesk Materials Library helps simplify data exchange with the AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, and Autodesk Revit families of software, while a SKP importer provides higher-fidelity files from Google SketchUp sketching software.
Productivity enhancements in 3ds Max Design 2011 mean more time to iterate on your design, enabling you to be more creative and produce higher-quality results. Expanded Graphite and Viewport Canvas toolsets deliver intuitive brush-based interfaces for 2D/3D painting, texture editing, and object placement, while an in-context direct manipulation UI helps make polygon modeling faster. At the same time, the enhanced ability to view most 3ds Max texture maps and materials in the viewport means you can make interactive decisions in a higher-fidelity context, helping reduce errors and saving time. And, for projects where collaboration is critical, a significantly enhanced workflow with Containers enables multiple team members to work in parallel, making tight deadlines less of a challenge.
Throughout the design process, you need to present your evolving design to internal and external stakeholders - and the way you do that can make the difference between winning business and walking away empty handed. 3ds Max Design 2011 brings tools that enable you to create compelling presentations even when time is at a premium. A node-based material editor, Slate, helps make it easier and faster to create and edit complex material networks, while the innovative Quicksilver hardware renderer supports advanced lighting effects, and can render at incredible speeds, even at larger-than-screen resolutions.