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Summing Up

The overall look of 3ds max 7 has changed little, but the subtle interface changes are well worth learning. The interface menus and toolbars are just a bit more intuitive when you're searching for a function. Flat Shaded mode gives you another way of viewing models to avoid distracting highlights and dark spots. Walkthrough mode offers the same freedom of navigating and animating a camera as we would have traveling through a videogame—it's now much easier to make architectural flythroughs, too. Quicker toggling of the dialog boxes may seem trivial, but the time saved will add up; you may bop in and out of a dialog dozens or hundreds of times a day and not notice the little extra incremental wasted moments that nonetheless impact on your productivity.

Likewise, your workflow will be simpler and faster with 3ds max 7's new tools. Paint Selection Region makes selecting objects and sub-objects quicker, Object Display Culling speeds up the viewport redraw, Array Preview is now more intuitive, the new Alignment tools are faster and more robust, and Snapping is more predictable.


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