3ds max Design Extension
The Design Extension gives 3ds max users on subscription a robust set of tools for undertaking design visualization projects. Virtually all the specialized design functionality that is included in Autodesk® VIZ 4 can now be accessed directly within 3ds max 5 software. This includes the unique DWG Linking feature that allows 3ds max customers to better leverage 3D design data created with any DWG-based CAD application, such as AutoCAD® or Autodesk® Architectural Desktop.

Some of the other valuable features that customers can obtain from the Design Extension include:

· Architectural Objects - Easily create and modify complex architectural elements such as walls, doors, windows, stairs and railings.
· Foliage Objects - Add a wide variation of realistic 3D vegetation to your scenes by parametrically controlling the appearance of 13 plant species included in the foliage library.
· Luminaires - Create specialized assemblies that represent the geometry, mechanics and photometric performance of any lighting fixture.
· Two-point perspective camera correction modifier - Automatically generate a two point perspective view from any camera. Two-point perspective (that maintains parallel vertical lines) is a classic representation for architectural rendering.
· Panorama Exporter - Generate 360 degree panoramic renderings suitable for interactive presentation using QuickTime ® VR or other panoramic browsers.
Region Net Render - Improve productivity by using the 3ds max network rendering system to create single frame high resolution images.