This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
That seems very excessive. Are you loading the 3D max app or models?
Indeed, you're being very clear. I assume you mean loading a 3DS max model because you posted this in the Game Dev forum. Normally you wouldn't load a .MAX file into your game, you would normally export your mesh from 3DS Max into a file format such as .3DS or .OBJ (static meshes) or .FBX (animated meshes). You would then load those files into your game using a model importer for whatever file format you decide to use.