December 2011

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geppetto Easily add animated crowds to scenes
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Project Geppetto for 3ds Max / 3ds Max Design
Leverage data-driven animation that offers a high level control of plausible human motion using simple geometric shapes and paths. Entire crowds of "intelligent" people are automatically created which walk to destinations without bumping into each other. Enrich the context of presentations with realistic human activity using Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software.

etransmit Updated standalone version! Real time wind tunnel simulation
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Project Falcon
Use wind tunnel simulation for interactive investigation of the aerodynamic performance of designs at any stage. Get intuitive simulation results for designs in seconds with no specialist knowledge required. In addition to seamless integration with Autodesk® Alias® software, the latest release installs as a standalone version.

acad_quicksend_3dsmax Quickly send AutoCAD drawings to 3ds Max for rendering
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AutoCAD Quick Send to 3ds Max
Benefit from quick transferring of a design created in AutoCAD® into Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software. Reduce the number of steps involved in transferring data between these applications, as well as use, create, and share presets to increase your productivity.
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