Proxy Textures for 3DS Max
Spline Dynamics has released Proxy Textures, a new plugin for 3DS Max that promises to quickly optimize textures for improved viewport performance and faster rendering. It works by temporarily reducing the size of textures with options to use the original textures only at render time. It can also be used to select and reduce unnecessarily large textures, for example on objects that are far from the camera, to speed up renders; or reduce the size of all textures for previews. Find out more on the Spline Dynamics website.