Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility

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16 Jan, 2012 Ilya
16 Jan, 2012 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
And please tell me, Max Max 9 and 2009 are two different versions, and how compatible plugins for them?


16 Jan, 2012 Anton (Staff Author)
16 Jan, 2012 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility

Hello!
Yes, these are different versions of the programs. 3ds Max 9 was released in 2006, and 3ds Max 2009 is a newer version of Max and it was released in 2008.

There are common misconceptions associated with the name of different versions of 3ds Max.

For example, until now many, even experienced trideshniki call max "tridestudio" from English. 3D Studio. But the latest 3D Studio was released in the distant 1999m and, since 2000, and to this day, the real name of max is 3ds Max, and not 3D Studio. This is a conservative habit, like a post-Soviet rudiment in the countries of the former USSR. In Ukraine, where the national and the only state currency hryvnia, grandmothers, are still calculated in "rubles", calling the hryvnia rubles😁

Approximately similar confusion and with versions. The paradox of their numbering is that 3ds Max 2012 is released in 2011, 3ds Max 2011 in 2010, etc.

Up to 3ds Max 9, Max versions were simply sequentially numbered. That is, 1, 2, 3 - 8, 9. But in 2007 it was decided, according to the fashion trend at that time, to number the versions by the years of release, more precisely the year of release +1 (see the above paradox). Therefore, the version published in 2007 was called 3ds Max 2008.

For more convenience and clarity, the entire history of the versions from the first, released in 1990, to the last, for today (2012), see in the table:
Version Year
3D Studio 1990
3D Studio 2 1992
3D Studio 3 1993
3D Studio 4 1994
3D Studio MAX 1.0 1996
3D Studio MAX R2 1997
3D Studio MAX R3 1999
Discreet 3dsmax 4 2000
Discreet 3dsmax 5 2002
Discreet 3dsmax 6 2003
Discreet 3dsmax 7 2004
Autodesk 3ds Max 8 2005
Autodesk 3ds Max 9 2006
Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 2007
Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 2008
Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 2009
Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 2010
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012

Returning to your question about plugins, then, as a rule, plug-ins for different versions are not compatible. Only in rare cases, plug-ins for the earlier version, can work with a newer one. And the importance is not only for which version of the program the Plug-in is released, but its bit depth.
Plugin for 3ds Max 2009 64 bit will not work on 3ds Max 2009 32 bit.

Therefore, to ensure that all the plug-ins work faithfully on your



16 Jan, 2012 Ilya
16 Jan, 2012 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
Thank you, quite lucidly. Since I started talking about the release of Max, tell me, which version is best, I mean the stability of departure, and the speed rabotyYu as well as popular among party plaginopisateley. I have OS Vindovs 7x64, now is Max 9. I would like to get advice pros.


16 Jan, 2012 Anton (Staff Author)
16 Jan, 2012 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility

Ilya's Honor theme of choice version of 3ds Max + V-Ray for her, everything is painted in detail😉



16 Jul, 2013 Aleksandr
16 Jul, 2013 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
Hello! Do not want to be distracted by trifles, 🙄 but the opening scene takes off this error error loading file unsupported save version, and indicates the path location of the file: With this on the text: File save version number: 14000 3ds Max version number: 13000 Version 3d max 2011 design, install updates and fixes SP. (File version, which is trying to open a 2010) The same error when using some of the ready-shader from the company sigershaders, updated with added materials, and they just do not work out with this error. Thank you for attention! Sincerely, Alexander!


16 Jan, 2012 Anton (Staff Author)
21 Jul, 2013 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
Hello! Error on the screenshot quite literally reports that the file was last saved version - number 14000, that is, the rope is stored in a format 3ds Max 2012. You've got, 3ds Max 2011. Of course, in 2011 Maxim you do not open the save game 2012th as 3ds Max It has backward compatibility. No matter what you think you "version of the file that is trying to open by 2010", the version that you try to open a file for 2012 is you wrote himself 3ds Max. I advise you to trust its messages more than clear by whom, and on what basis, made a signature in the file name «... - max 2010". In the file name, you can write anything you want, but it does not affect its contents😁


16 Jul, 2013 Aleksandr
24 Jul, 2013 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
I realized, thanks for the reply! visible and material under the 12 version has sharpened!


23 Oct, 2014 Mariya
23 Oct, 2014 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
Please tell me (I have a 2011 Max) can I use materials made in other versions of the program?


16 Jan, 2012 Anton (Staff Author)
23 Oct, 2014 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
If the standard material of 3ds Max, then the version of 3ds Max is independent. But if an external renderer, such as V-Ray, the version of the renderer depends. Mat made renderer in the new version can not be opened in the earlier.


17 May, 2016 VVV
17 May, 2016 # Re: Versions of 3ds max and their compatibility
Hello! does not open the file 2009, MAX 2012 (64bit), provides absolute emptiness ... probably not a real sovmestimost.Fayl ves.Mozhno Is this something to do):? |


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