if you are a current subscriber to 3ds Max check your updates and install them.
“3ds Max 2020.3 is focused on providing you with more predictive tools that perform the way you expect. With 2020 through 2020.2, we brought you extensive updates to chamfer workflows. In 2020.3, we’re adding many of those improvements to EditablePoly objects. Our ATF (Autodesk Translation Framework) updates include Sketchup improvements so you can bring in content with even higher fidelity along with newer JT formats supported. You can now also view Arnold lights directly in the viewport.”
While installing, have a read at what the max team are planning for the future on the product roadmap.
Beyond 2020.3 – 3ds Max Public Roadmap
The 3ds Max product team is excited to continue posting updates to our public roadmap. The goal is to further engage with the 3ds Max community and to share direction for the product. The team has been busy pushing as much value as possible to you and we want to provide some insights on what we are working on for the future as there is a lot that we believe you will also be excited to hear about.
As a long time Max user and prior to that I used 3D Studio DOS the DOS sibling I'm excited to see Max still a powerful and evolving visualization tool.
Long Live Max!
I must have extended myself much too far at the recent Autodesk University 2019 just over a week ago as I haven't been able to shake the cold I caught. Lots of liquids, sleep, and vitamin c and hoping I'm nearing the end oif this tough and stubborn “AU flu”.