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Max2009 -- is it Better or Market Ploy??
show user profile  Speedy
I just tried demo version of 2009 and yet I didn't see any new features or improvement on Max 2009 compared to 2008. So what do you guys think?
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4/1/2008 3:31:24 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:31:24 PM)
show user profile  toldaddy
Bleh.. nothing to be excited about. The MR improvements are pretty good, and the new render view is pretty cool, but the new viewport nav stuff was a waste of time and resources. Still exploring some of the new features, but I'm not really impressed.

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4/1/2008 3:53:56 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:53:56 PM)
show user profile  Sypher-5
The "Select" window ( H ), what a mess, I liked the old way. Why did they change it, they could have just added this new method seperately.
Signature Pending Redesign

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4/1/2008 4:36:21 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 4:36:21 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
market ploy
they are keeping us busy while the argue on how they will tell us max will be a future maya plugin :(

melting ur brainz!
/ FOS4 / FO2 / Blurb / Twitter / Facebook / Vimeo /

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4/1/2008 4:52:22 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 4:52:22 PM)
show user profile  toldaddy
Has anyone else watched the sample videos for max 2009??

I remember a series of video tuts autodesk put out for max 8 for subscription members and this guy did the narration.. OHHH my gosh I can't stand listening to this guy.. Sounds like he's friggin' plugging his nose. What happened to the nerd that used to do these?..

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4/2/2008 2:02:39 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 2:02:39 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I dunno what that guy sounds like (haven't listened)... BUT, I find myself falling asleep whenever I listen to an american doing a video tutorial. Seriously... I dunno what it is, just makes me want zZzZzZz. I don't mean that in an offensive way, i'm not "bored" by the tutorials or anything... it's just... I can't explain it.

Just listened to one of those videos. It is pretty horrid, surely Autodesk can find someone with better... vocals?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/2/2008 2:06:09 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 2:21:08 PM)
show user profile  toldaddy
It's the american nerd culture.. Boring as hell to listen to - eloquence just doesn't couple well with max jargon. I like tutorials that have the narrative added after it's recorded.. If it's recorded during the process there's too much "Umm. and now.. we're going to.. - wait.. why'd it do that.. OH. Now we'll go to render.... *click.* aaaand render elements.. aaand... click on add...."

I think autodesk thinks they're being more exotic with having someone with an accent (well - to me it's an accent). The last nerd that did the narrative was pretty fast paced and I could follow what he was up to, man this guy loses me so fast.

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4/2/2008 2:34:28 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 2:34:28 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Video tutorials should always be done with a sexy female voice narrating. IMO.

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4/2/2008 2:43:58 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 2:43:58 PM)
show user profile  toldaddy
"Video tutorials should always be done with a sexy female voice narrating. IMO."

...awesome.. just awesome... That intro music gets me friggin pumped to model me a low poly plane.

[edit] *afterthought* hope this isn't someone on the forums..

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4/2/2008 2:59:19 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 3:00:52 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I'm still waiting for the wizard like in word to popup on my screen...

Maybe someone with some coding skillz could make a wizard ?
Like some kind of wizard frog and all he has to do is jump on the bottom of the screen every 5 seconds and say *fronat*

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4/2/2008 7:09:13 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 7:11:43 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
Wizard:"I see you are trying to make a fronat. Want some help with that?"
Wizard:"What would you like to do?"
-Make fronat with make fronat button.
-Go online and ask people how to make a fronat.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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4/2/2008 7:14:56 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 7:14:56 PM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
I managed to play with the demo yesterday. First impressions...

1) Viewport navigation tools. Not really my cup of tea, I find them distracting. Disabled them.
2) Composite and Color Correction maps. Finally !!!
3) Photometric lights. Didn't have much time to play with them yet, but looks promising.
4) Still no material lights... Bummer !

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4/3/2008 12:56:15 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 12:56:15 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Why do they keep updating Max every five seconds?? Was it always like this? I feel alienated because im on Max 8 ffs..

I seriously hope Max isn`t turning into My First 3d from Tomy or sidelined from Maya - is it?

Website | Blog | Contact | Vimeo

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4/3/2008 1:45:59 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 1:45:59 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
Annual updates seem to be the way many software companies are heading. Notice the word "updates" even though they mark them as versions, most of them are just updates. This 2009 version came early...

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4/3/2008 2:25:59 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 2:25:59 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I believe they moved it earlier, to match with other autodesk products

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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4/3/2008 4:09:21 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 4:09:21 AM)
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