Check out this simple comparison between the Mental Ray and iray rendering engines in 3DS Max Design 2012.
This video demonstrates one method for creating a Daylight System in 3ds Max. The Daylight System command is a simple tool for adding realistic lighting and shadows to a scene. I’ll also cover a technique for creating a custom sky map to replace the generic one created by default. Prepared and narrated by Chad Miller.
Check out this example of importing Autodesk Inventor geometry into 3DS Max Design and creating a simple keyframe animation.
The photo scene editor (Project Photofly) on Autodesk Labs is some seriously cool technology, but I just wanted to see where this could be practically utilized. I’ll show an example of the generated models in both 3DS Max and Autodesk Navisworks. The import into Navisworks is particularly intersting as part of the Factory Design Suite and the potential for photographing and generating models of a facility for the purpose of visualization and new equipment integration. Check out the video: