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Why doesn't Max auto remove previous version?
show user profile  zeefusion
Its so annoying when I have to remove the 10 odd things in my add/remove programs for Max. It takes ages. If they are going to put that many different things in there then they could at least have an auto remove button when you go to install the latest version!

Like Vray, its nice. It un-installs previous version for you before installing new one. Makes sense to me. Obviously if you require a previous version of Max then you can un-tick a button to say keep old version!

Do it Autodesk. Do it!

Had to install new Mobo today and couldn't get the existing copy of Windows 7 running, so fresh install time. Sat here bored and a little drunk installing everything :/
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6/16/2011 1:38:20 AM (last edit: 6/16/2011 1:38:20 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
because no max version is 100% backwards compatible. Some changes are small and barely noticeable, others blatantly obvious (like havok removal in 2012) and in a professional environment you need to be able to work with old files that had been designed around an older version of max. There are also other considerations like stability of a brand new version which got reminded to everybody quite recently (2012 launch was a disaster and many including me consider it donkey dung to this date)

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6/16/2011 2:06:37 AM (last edit: 6/16/2011 2:06:37 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Well, I see where you are coming from, but because Max plugins aren't inter-version compatible, many people are forced to use multiple versions.

Looking at my start menu, I have six versions of Max on this machine. I could probably prune some of them.

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6/16/2011 9:38:44 AM (last edit: 6/16/2011 9:38:44 AM)
show user profile  HateTank
Exactly, Nick. Our entire production line (20+ max licenses) are still on 2010, because of the old Color Correct, which many of us still use because it's way better than the one implemented in max. Only feature it lacks, is viewport preview like the built-in has.

Nick Jensen
Polygon wrestler - Rockstar


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6/16/2011 5:49:19 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 5:49:19 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Along the same lines as plugins, there are other third-party technologies that you might be exporting into/importing from, which for various unknown reasons might not work with a newer version of max, it could export things differently. If it's just you that you have to worry about, then sure I can see where you're coming from, but in teams, sending and receiving files... it's good to have older versions there as a backup (or as a preferred, if things like plugins/exporters need to be fixed on the latest version)

"I flew over Egypt once"

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6/16/2011 6:05:45 PM (last edit: 6/16/2011 6:06:04 PM)
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