IMAGINiT Technologies has released Revit Global Light Utility for 3ds Max as a free download for a limited time.
The Revit Global Light Utility globally turns on lights coming from Revit. (These lights are OFF by default from Revit.) In addition to 'All ON/All OFF', the Revit Global Light Utility can also separate each specific kind of light (Daylight, Photometric, etc.) or selected Lights.
The combination of Revit Architecture and 3ds Max Design enables designers to extend the building information modelling process, ease the aggregation of additional scene elements, enjoy advanced texturing and modelling tools for quick iterations of rendered images, animate objects, or add special effects.
3ds Max Design integrates the new Exposure daylight simulation and analysis system, helping architects and designers to better understand direct and indirect light intensity for both natural and artificial light.
3ds Max Design has the capability to tune results based on latitude and longitude, orientation, time of day and year, even weather settings. 3ds Max Design 2009 helps quickly collect and export design data for further study against indoor environmental lighting quality requirements, such as LEED EQ Credit 8.1.