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3ds Max Design 2015 features

View demos of new features in 3ds Max® Design 2015 software for architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists. 3ds Max Design delivers efficient new tools, accelerated performance, and streamlined workflows to help increase overall productivity when working with the complex, high-resolution assets required by today’s demanding design and visualization projects.

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3D animation & simulation

  • New

    Dual Quaternion skinning**

    Create better skinned characters in less time.

  • New

    Populate enhancements

    Create more convincing crowds. (video: 1:40 min.)

3D modeling & texturing

  • New

    Point cloud support

    Create models from point cloud data. (video: 48 sec.)

  • New

    Placement tools

    Easily position and orient content. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • New

    Quad chamfer

    Create a chamfer between quad surfaces.

3D rendering

  • New

    Improved ActiveShade rendering

    Iterate faster with interactive rendering.

Viewport, cameras & shaders

  • New

    Camera sequencer**

    Tell great stories with high-quality animation. 

  • New

    Accelerated viewport performance

    Interact with your scene more fluidly.

  • New

    ShaderFX visual shader editor

    Intuitively create advanced HLSL shaders. (video: 1:07 min.)

UI, workflow & pipeline

  • New

    Design Workspace**

    Easily discover the main features of 3ds Max Design. (video: 1:46 min.)

  • New

    Easier Revit and SketchUp imports**

    Import data from Revit up to 10 times more quickly. (video: 1:43 min.)

  • New

    Template system**

    New startup configurations speed scene creation. (video: 2:16 min.)

  • New

    Enhanced scene management

    New nested layers in Scene Explorers.