Product Update 12 for 3ds Max 2012 & 3ds Max Design 2012

Posted by MaxStation, 29 October 2012 11:42 am

Product Update 12 is available and replaces Product Update 11, note that you have to uninstall Product Update 11 before installing Product Update 12!

These are the links to the pages with the downloads:

This is the list of fixes for this (you can also check the readme file).

Animation CAT:  

  • A regression occurred in 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 11 loading CAT files and has been fixed.
  • A program error loading R3G files has been fixed.
  • Now when you use the Bone Twist feature, playback works consistently.

Customer Error Reports (CER) have been fixed related to: 

  • Unlinking a graph node in Schematic view, 
  • Nitrous rendering, 
  • The internal referencing system, 
  • Issues during object creation, 
  • Customization of the keyboard on German OS, 
  • UVW Unwrap (more specifically straightening), 
  • Viewport update while getting the view, 
  • Updating and removing objects with Nitrous, 
  • mental ray® Mesh Translator, 
  • Displaying of root nodes.

File I/O:

  • Truncated files no longer cause a program error.
  • You can now load files properly with multiple closed containers.
  • Using dummy objects with Wired Parameters and Save To Previous no longer results in file issues.


  • CIP data for 3ds Max Design now updates properly.
  • A script error loading multiple instances of the software has been fixed.


  • Performance is improved when dragging the time slider in isolate mode.



Posted 31 October 2012 2:28 pm

I hate to criticise but this info was posted (by Kelly Michels) in the Max2012 forum on the 23rd - almost a week before this blog entry. It would be really helpful if this blog could be updated in a more timely fashion.


Posted 31 October 2012 2:36 pm

Hi Steve, fair point. I do my best...


Posted 31 October 2012 11:19 pm

No worries - just that this update was perhaps more important than usual due to PU11 being pulled.


Posted 1 November 2012 4:04 am

This product update 12 make CAT sucks than product update 10, try to move and rotate the bone You will see crash anyware, please make the fix ceckup before release it, thanks.
just back on PU10.........


Posted 1 November 2012 4:10 am

we only need the last PU12 or need to instal the past PU also ??



Posted 1 November 2012 12:13 pm

Download (and read) the ReadMe associated with the update.

Note: Due to a CAT defect in 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 11, it is no longer available. 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 11 should be uninstalled prior to installing 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 12.

This product update requires 3ds Max 2012 Service Pack 2 / 3ds Max Design 2012 Service Pack 2.
This product update includes all previous 3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012 Product updates but no 3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012 Hot Fixes or Service Packs.


Posted 1 November 2012 6:43 pm

both links download the 3ds Max 2012 update, not a 3ds Max Design 2012.


Posted 1 November 2012 8:35 pm

Looks like original Desing link is incorrect. This is the correct one.


Posted 2 November 2012 2:33 am

I have try the last PU12 and uninstal the past PU10. but CAT really bad on setup mode if you try to move bone on leg will sow error, autodesk must fix this quickly and be carefull about release next PU.


Posted 2 November 2012 2:56 pm

Thanks Kcayton & Steve, fixed the 3ds Max Design link.

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