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3D rendering and visualization features

See how you can create stunning images in less time with the powerful and flexible 3D rendering tools in 3ds Max® software. With high-performance interactive workflows, quick preview animations, and photorealistic detail for pixel-perfect final images, 3ds Max delivers a wide range of rendering capabilities.

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3D rendering

  • New

    A360 rendering support


    Render in the cloud right from within 3ds Max.

  • New

    Physical Camera

    Developed with the makers of V-Ray.

  • New

    Support for new Iray and mental ray enhancements

    Rendering photorealistic images is now easier.

  • Improved ActiveShade rendering

    Iterate quickly with interactive rendering. (video: 56 sec.)


  • Accelerated viewport performance

    Interact more fluidly with your scene. (video: 1:15 min.)

  • Stereo Camera

    Create engaging 3D content. (video: 1:13 min.)

  • Integrated rendering options

    Achieve stunning image quality with NVIDIA Iray.

  • Render pass system

    Segment scenes for downstream compositing.

  • Nitrous accelerated graphics core

    Nitrous accelerates workflows, data-set handling.

  • Slate Compositing Editor

    Wire together composites in Slate.