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3ds Max

Formerly known as "3D Studio," 3ds Max is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering program from the Media and Entertainment division of Autodesk, Inc., San Rafael, CA (www.discreet.com). Widely used in the areas of interactive games, visual effects for movies and industrial design models, the software lets you create 2D shapes that become the cross sections of the 3D models. The application includes an animation module that uses inverse kinematics, which links components so that they move together, adding to the effect of bringing a character to life. 3ds Max carried Autodesk's Discreet brand name until 2005. See Character Studio.
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Brilliant's tool reformats 3-D Studio Max animations into the B3D format for easier downloading and streaming via the Internet.
In order to increase the quantity of MetaStream content on the Web, MetaCreations has also made a free MetaStream exporter for 3-D Studio MAX available on the MetaCreations Web site.
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Among others, it is compatible with Microsoft Windows 95 and NT, Microsoft Direct 3-D, 3Dfx Glide, and AutoDesk 3-D Studio under DOS, Win32, and IRIX.
3-D Studio is a trademark or registered trademark of AutoDesk Inc.
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