What offers 3ds Max 2014 vs. previous versions? There are some features, which were not presented in older versions of 3ds Max software. Most of features are same as in 3ds Max 2013 and even 2012 versions, but finally 3ds Max 2014 supports vector maps, populate crowd animation, which can be useful feature for 3D animation. Some architects will find very useful option of Perspective Match. Other new features are DX 11 viewport rendering, 2D pan and zoom.

Also 3ds Max Design 2014 proposes some features if compare to 3ds Max 2014: Civil view feature set, Exposure lighting simulation and analysis.

Autodesk offers to “take advantage of new tools for crowd generation, particle animation, and perspective matching. 3ds Max now supports Microsoft® DirectX 11® shaders and vector maps.”

Though 3ds Max 2014 would require Windows® 8 or Windows® 7 64-bit Professional operating system and 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB recommended). The price for 1 licence of 3ds Max Design or 3ds Max are the same: $ 3675.