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 2009 is no different.
You can find in-depth 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 2009.
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
3ds Max 2009 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 Help file is a What's New in 3ds Max 2009 page.
3ds Max is now available in two different versions: 3ds Max 2009 and a new version of Max called 3ds Max 2009 Design, which is specifically ...