In 3ds Max 2008, I found out that the Render Final Image option, previously under Translator options (beside Skip Maps and Textures) is now gone! In Max 9, I use this option to generate Render Elements without the need to render the entire scene. Now I can't do it anymore in Max 2008. If I need, say Z-depth element, I need to re-render the entire scene to get what I need.Needless to say, I can't save back to Max 9 version to generate it there. (I don't want to do that either.)
Am I missing something here? If not, why would they remove this option? Any alternative to achieve elements without rendering again?