Autodesk Begins Shipping 3DS Max 8

Tools company Autodesk has announced that it has begun shipping Autodesk 3ds Max 8 software, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution. As part of the release, Autodesk is introducing the industry’s first scalable, unlimited mental ray network rendering option specifically for 3ds Max. This proprietary addition gives valuable rendering flexibility to customers using 3ds Max software. 3D artists can now distribute 3ds Max rendering tasks (via Backburner) across a network using the integrated mental ray renderer without incurring additional costs-allowing them to scale their mental ray rendering resources to the limits of their network or render farm capabilities. Read more