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3D modeling, shading, and texturing

View videos of the production-proven 3D modeling and texturing toolset in 3ds Max® software. With the intuitive Graphite modeling toolset, powerful ProOptimizer technology, and a wealth of creative texture mapping functions, 3ds Max helps you create better assets in less time.

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3D modeling and texturing

  • New

    OpenSubdiv support*

    Create complex topology more quickly. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • New

    Enhanced ShaderFX*

    Create and exchange advanced shaders more easily.

  • New

    Point Cloud support

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

  • New


    Intuitively create advanced HLSL shaders. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • New

    Placement tools

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

  • New

    Quad chamfer

    Create a chamfer between quad surfaces. (video: 1:04 min.)

  • Mesh and surface modeling

    Efficiently create parametric and organic objects.

  • Texture assignment and editing

    Explore an advanced texturing toolset.

  • Shading and material design

    Quickly design and edit shading hierarchies.