Chapter 1. Getting to Know 3ds Max Design 2011

Welcome to Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011. Autodesk 3ds Max Design is the premier software package for design visualization and animation and has many features specifically designed to assist architects, engineers, and designers in many disciplines in the realization of their projects. It is comparable to 3ds Max, the entertainment software, and is essentially the same product without the Software Developer Kit (SDK), which is used to develop plug-ins that give the programs additional functionality. In addition to having all the features that 3ds Max has, 3ds Max Design offers two exclusive tools. The Lighting analysis tool is used to help meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ...

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