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UI, workflow, and animation pipeline features

View demos of features in 3ds Max® Design software designed to help you work more efficiently within your animation pipeline. With UI innovations, productivity-enhancing workflows, comprehensive data exchange possibilities, and opportunities for customization and extension 3ds Max Design helps you achieve your design visualization goals in less time.

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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.

  • DirectConnect support

    3ds Max Design offers DirectConnect support. (video: 1:22 min.)

  • AutoCAD and Revit interoperability

    Import Revit files directly into 3ds Max Design. (video: 3:05 min.)

  • Civil View feature set

    Turn civil design geometry into precise 3D design. (video: 6:51 min.)

  • After Effects/Photoshop interoperability

    Use 3ds Max Design with Adobe After Effects. (video: 0:43 sec.)

**This feature is exclusively available as part of the 3ds Max Design 2015 Extension 2 release to customers on active Autodesk® Maintenance Subscription. Extension 2 for 3ds Max Design 2015 is expected to be available on or after December 17, 2014.