I've just been trying to make something in 3DS Max, but the object is invisible? I've checked layers and twiddled around with viewport settings, but it doesn't seem to want to work.
I'm currently using Max 2012 (i'm still wide-eyed about how they're allowing free educational use now), but i'm pretty sure it's down to something i'm doing, any suggestions?
Are you using for viewport Nitrous technology or DirectX? If Nitrous, try switching back to DX9 and see if it helps. Nitrous is still new technology and has its quirks.
Have you tried service pack 1 yet?