3ds Max 2012 or 3ds Max Design 2012 for Macintosh
You can install Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2012 software on a Mac® computer on a Windows® partition. The system must use Boot Camp® application program to help manage a dual OS configuration and meet the minimum system requirements.
Intel®-based Mac Pro or MacBook® Pro computer¹
Mac® OS X 10.5.x or higher operating system
Boot Camp V 2.0 or higher
Minimum 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended for 32-bit Windows, 8 GB or more for 64-bit Windows)
Minimum 20 GB disk space for Apple OS partition, minimum 20 GB for Windows OS partition
Mac Virtualization on Parallels Desktop
Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2012 can be used on the Mac via Parallels Desktop® for Mac software without having to boot directly into the Windows OS so it is easy to switch between platforms. The system must meet the following requirements:
Intel-based Mac Pro or MacBook Pro¹
Mac OS X 10.5.x or higher
Parallels Desktop 4.0 (4.0.3844 or higher)²
Minimum 4 GB RAM (6 GB system memory for 32-bit Windows, 8 GB or more for 64-bit Windows recommended)
Minimum 40 GB available disk space (100 GB recommended)
For more details, read the 3ds Max for Mac FAQ.
¹64-bit Windows Vista requires an Intel Core® 2 Duo or Intel® Xeon® processor.
²Parallels Desktop is the only supported virtual machine software at this time.