Discreet Releases 3ds max 6

Discreet has begun shipping 3ds max 6 software, the latest version of its award-winning professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering package. This release offers significant advancements to existing core features as well as new functionality developed in cooperation with customers such as SEGA Corp.

"This new version of 3ds max 6 focuses on a blend of customer-driven refinements, new features, and application stability-reinforcing its legacy as the 3D solution with the breadth and productivity to deliver the job from start to finish," said Paul Lypaczewski, gm of Discreet and evp, Autodesk, Inc.

New features in 3ds max 6 software include an advanced schematic view for complex scene management; integrated mental ray 3.2 renderer; a new event-driven particle system; reactor 2 stuntman dynamics; unmatched design workflow with Autodesk solutions through .DWG import/export with ObjectARX support; vertex painting; enhanced modeling and skinning tools; HDRI support; performance optimizations designed in conjunction with Intel Corp.; and extensive focus on enriching the reliability of existing features. The release also incorporates a new CD-ROM complete with software from strategic partners such as Criterion Software RenderWare Visualizer, Bionatics EASYnat, Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans OpenFlight, and ArchVision. The software is available for $3,495.

Discreet (www.discreet.com) provides award-winning solutions designed for digital media creation, management and delivery-across all disciplines from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development and design visualization. Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a division of Autodesk, Inc, a world leading design and digital media creation, management and distribution company.

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