Product Update 11 for 3ds Max 2012 & 3ds Max Design 2012 has been removed from the website

By Nicolas Holst - 5 Oct, 2012 - 3ds Max

Please note this update has been removed from our website. If you've installed it please uninstall it.

Product Update 11 is available, these are the links to the pages with the downloads (a single one for both 32 and for 64bit):

  • 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 11
  • 3ds Max Design 2012 Product Update 11

There are considerable number of fixes in this update, this is the list (you can also check the readme files: 3ds Max 2012 PU11 / 3ds Max Design 2012 PU11.


  • CAT: A program error loading R3G files has been fixed.
  • CAT: Now when you use the Bone Twist feature, playback works consistently.

Customer Error Reports (CER), CERs 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.

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Cubical | 5 years ago
I cant even remeber If i installed it or not,.,,, Why is it gone does it brake even more stuff?
Edited by Cubical 5 years ago
dbowker3d | 5 years ago
This is really quite annoying actually, but the bigger issue is why didn't some sort of notice go out? I'm on subscription, but nothing showed up. And worse still is how I just got done applying this patch all my render machines. Doh!
Edited by dbowker3d 5 years ago
frankvanes | 5 years ago
Thanks man! That error report that popped up every time I quit Max was annoying. Greets from rainy Den Haag
Edited by frankvanes 5 years ago
dirkvalk | 5 years ago
To James: Go to View installed updates in Control Panel; Programs; Programs and Features. Right click on the update (11) and select uninstall.
Edited by dirkvalk 5 years ago
James Mallard | 5 years ago
How do I uninstall the update? Do I reinstall update 10? What if I just wait for 12 and install that instead?
Edited by James Mallard 5 years ago
Companioncube | 5 years ago
pu 12 is coming really soon from what i understand so its not really a big deal. similar thing happened with maya 2013 update. waiting for the haters to completely blow this out of proportion.
Edited by Companioncube 5 years ago
dirkvalk | 5 years ago
The link is gone, but inside 3ds Max 2012.. its still pushing the live product update 11 under Live Update Maintenance Patches.
Edited by dirkvalk 5 years ago
Ron Martin | 5 years ago
Why has this been removed so silently ????
Edited by Ron Martin 5 years ago
PROH | 5 years ago
Hi Maxstation There are no files, or the link doesn't work.
Edited by PROH 5 years ago