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Computer animation features

View 3ds Max® software videos to see how the sophisticated 3D character animation toolset can help you create intelligent, believable characters and high-quality animations. With the fully integrated Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) and Biped toolsets, creating and editing animated characters is faster and easier.

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3D animation

  • New

    Camera sequencer**

    Tell great stories with high-quality animation.

  • New

    Dual Quaternion skinning**

    Create better skinned characters in less time.

  • New

    Populate enhancements

    Create more convincing crowds. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • Populate crowd animation

    Generate believable human motion. (video: 1:10 min.)

  • Character animation and rigging tools

    Create believable characters.

  • General animation tools

    Get a number of keyframe and procedural tools.

  • Animated deformers

    Add life to creatures and simulate fluidic effects.

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