Appendix A. What's New with 3ds Max 2008

In This Appendix

  • Finding the new features in Max

  • Enjoying the minor enhancements that Max has to offer

With each revision of Max, I'm always amazed at the new features that are included. Max is a large and complex piece of software, and just about the time that I think it can't hold anything more, a new revision with a host of new features appears. Max 2008 is no different, starting with a new name that breaks the mold from other versions by following the year instead of a version number.

You can find the real coverage of the new features in the various chapters, but this appendix provides a quick overview of these new features along with references on where to learn more about them. Throughout the book, the New Feature icon identifies the features that are new to 3ds Max 2008.


If Max needs some improvements that haven't made it into the latest release, you can join Autodesk's Customer Involvement Program using the Help

What's New with 3ds Max 2008

Major Improvements

3ds Max 2008 includes lots of new improvements. Some are considered major because they likely will affect every user's workflow, and others are minor because they are smaller in scale. However, an improvement listed as minor may be the one you've been waiting for.


Within the Introduction section of the Max User Reference is a What's New in 3ds Max 2008 page. At the top of this page are links to several videos ...

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