Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix Readme

This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2011 / Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2011-2010.06.07 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 (on the DVD or with the electronic download of 3ds Max 2011 / 3ds Max Design 2011).

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Resolved Issues in this Hot Fix


Resolved Issue

Autodesk Materials
  • A program error occurred if the Autodesk Materials were uninstalled and Autosave or Save was used.  The error no longer occurs and the files are saved correctly.
  • Autodesk Materials presets failed to load correctly on operating systems that used commas to define decimals; these presets now load correctly in this environment.
Autodesk® FBX®
  • An empty scene was created when loading RPC assets from Autodesk® Revit® through FBX.  An empty scene is no longer loaded.
  • When using Autodesk Revit 2011, FBX texture maps were using GUID labels for naming texture maps; texture maps now use their appropriate file names.
  • The "Download Vegetation" link in the Help menu now loads the proper page.
  • When importing IES lights their orientation would rotate, this rotation no longer occurs.
mental ray®
  • When using mental ray proxies and setting mental ray to use BSP2 when rendering to a sequence, some of the memory was not released .  This has been fixed.
  • When setting mental ray to use BSP2 in 64-bit versions of 3ds Max, speckled artifacts could appear when rendering; these artifacts no longer occur.
  • The program error on start-up when using sixteen or more CPU cores has been fixed; also, all cores are now used.
Slate Material Editor
  • When minimizing the Slate Material Editor, the keyboard kept selection focus with the result that the Delete key wouldn’t work; this has been corrected.

Supported Operating Systems

Use the following supported operating systems for the 32- or 64-bit version of Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix:

See also for more system requirements information.

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Before you install the 3ds Max 2011 / 3ds Max Design 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix, you need to have the following prerequisites installed:

Versions of this Hot Fix

Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 32-bit


Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 64-bit


Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 32-bit


Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 64-bit


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 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Click View Installed Updates.
  3. Select Autodesk 3ds Max 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011-2010.06.07 Hot Fix.
  4. Click Uninstall.

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