Bringing you the lowdown on product updates and launches
3DS MAX 2019.2
the latest update introduces the Fluid Loader, making it easier to load and manipulate fluid simulation data. Alembic support has been updated to version 1.7.5, improving both export and speed. several usability and performance enhancements come courtesy of updates to Arnold 5.2. A subscription to 3ds Max can be purchased for £1,740 annually.
the latest instalment of the 3d painting and texturing tool introduces mirror projection features that dramatically enhance artist efficiency. users can utilise symmetrical painting workflows without the need for uv layouts and employ mirror masking, which prevents secondary projected paint overlap. Mari is priced at £1,468 annually.
notch Builder 0.9.12 is the first update to fully make use of 64-bit capabilities. the highly requested rigid body physics feature has also been added alongside the previously demoed face-tracking functionality.
A base level subscription to notch can be purchased for £99 a month, with a variety of other pricing options available.