I have a wire frame of a model which I need to view on a large scale with as much detail as humanly possible. However, taking windows screen shots or 3DS MAX viewport grabs do not offer enough detail. I found the force wireframe option in the render settings, but this doesn't give me pure wireframe so I do not see back facing polygons. Zooming in on the wireframe and taking many screen shots is not the answer because moving the viewport from its initial position changes the perspective which is not what I want.
3dsmax standard material have a "wire" option in the top section.
check that box, apply that material and try out the render.
with this, you can also apply different colors to different objects or sub-objects