These two recently published whitepapers give you some in depth info on daylighting analysis in 3ds Max Design 2009.

  • Daylight Simulation in 3ds Max Design 2009: Getting Started (pdf – 6775Kb) – Learn how to take models that were created in Revit® or AutoCAD® and import them into Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design to create accurate and compelling daylight simulations with the Exposure™ feature. This white paper is for the daylight simulation novice.
  • Daylight Simulation in 3ds Max Design 2009: Advanced (pdf – 3398Kb) – Learn about advanced concepts in daylight simulation using the Exposure™ feature in Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design. This white paper is for architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists who are familiar with daylight simulation and want to take it to the next level.