Autodesk Max 2013 announced!
Autodesk has just announced the details of 3dsMax 2013, including the feedback from their recent Beta run.
With this release, we tried to do something slightly different. Along with the bigger features, we tackled improving things that might seem small, but can be annoying or cause inefficiencies when you work. For example, we now allow you to move the viewport while creating various entities like arrays so you don’t stop creating, change your viewport, then begin again. Instead, you simply move the viewport while continuing to draw/create. These are old legacy issues, many of you are used to it, but it doesn’t mean it needs to remain that way. We tackled dozens of these workflow improvements and you’ll encounter them all over the product. This is one outcome of our 3dsmaxfeedback.autodesk.com effort from a year ago.
They acknowledge that certain issues found late in the cycle were still allowed to ship, so expect a Service Pack soon. Also, 2012 is not plugin-compatible with 2013 so you’ll have to get all new plugins (and that means I’ll have to build the PLY Importer again). Get all the details on the new features in their blog post.