Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix Readme

This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2009 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before installing this Hot Fix. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive. For complete installation and networking instructions refer to the Installation Guide and Network Administrator's Guide with your 3ds Max 2009 / 3ds Max Design 2009.

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Resolved Issues in this Hot Fix

Camera Maps

The Camera Map texture and modifier projected a bitmap behind and in front of the camera, instead of in front of the camera only.

Solution: The problem is now fixed, with the default settings (projecting to the front only). However, if you want to restore the legacy behavior (projecting in two directions), do so with MAXScript as follows:

Exception: For scenes using the Camera Map texture, then saved to an MI file, and rendered in mental ray standalone, there is no solution. The shader for mental ray standalone will continue projecting in two directions as before.


The internal Microsoft® Windows® messaging system in InfoCenter could make Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 unresponsive during CPU-intensive tasks. Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 is now more responsive during CPU-intensive tasks.


When encrypting a Maxscript file (encryptscript, the file would generate an error when executing the resulting encrypted file (YourMaxScript.mse). This error would also occur when reading from an encrypted MaxScript file. These issues are resolved.

Parameter Wire Subcontrollers

When Resetting a Scene Parameter, Wire Sub-Controllers would be removed due to the Maxscript Garbage Collection clean-up process. This only occurred when the scene was Reset or an XRef tree was deleted. It did not occur when exiting with a scene Open. This clean-up procedure was fixed for all instances of scene change states.

Versions of this Hot Fix

Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 (32-bit) 3dsMax2009_32-bit_2009.08.18.msp
Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 (64-bit) 3dsMax2009_64-bit_2009.08.18.msp
Autodesk 3ds Max Design (32-bit) 3dsMaxDesign2009_32-bit_2009.08.18.msp
Autodesk 3ds Max Design (64-bit) 3dsMaxDesign2009_64-bit_2009.08.18.msp

Supported Operating Systems

Use the following supported operating systems for the 32- or 64-bit version of the Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix:

Install Instructions

  1. Download the appropriate file for your system. See Versions of this Hot Fix.
  2. Double-click the corresponding MSP file to launch the installer.
  3. Click Next when prompted.
  4. Click Finish once completed.

Uninstall Instructions

Windows XP

  1. Open Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add Or Remove Programs dialog.
  2. Turn on Show Updates at the top of the Add Or Remove Programs dialog.
  3. Select Autodesk 3ds Max 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows Vista

  1. Open Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Click View Installed Updates.
  3. Select Autodesk 3ds Max 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009-2009.08.18 Hot Fix.
  4. Click Uninstall.

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