The wait is over! Now is your chance to show me what you can do! I expect to see images and videos and LOTS of them, people!
The Civil Visualization Extension is now LIVE on the Subscription Center for AutoCAD Civil 3D subscription customers and Autodesk 3DS Max Design Customers. (Formerly Dynamite VSP.)
For Civil 3D customers, you will need to install the 30 day trial of Max Design, then download and install the Civil 3D piece (it’s an exporter) then the Max Design piece (special content, civil-oriented user interface and more that runs inside Max Design.)
Once you have it all installed, read the detailed Using the Autodesk Civil Visualization Extension for 3ds Max Design and AutoCAD Civil 3D (pdf).
I also recommend Bruce Harfield’s class from Autodesk University 2009 where he shows a typical workflow from Civil 3D to Dynamite (Civil Visualization Extension). The whitepaper above is actually based on this class: Producing Compelling Visualization for Civil Engineering Project Proposals. There is a screencast you can watch online or download, and a podcast as well.
If you are not sure of your login information for the Subscription Center (or not sure if you are on subscription)- ask your CAD Manager or reseller.
For more information about the Civil Visualization Extension, visit www.autodesk.com/civilvis.