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3D rendering features

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

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    3D rendering

  • Improved ActiveShade rendering New

    Enjoy a faster ActiveShade preview rendering workflow that now supports mental ray.

  • Accelerated viewport performance New

    Increase interactivity with substantially faster navigation, selection, and viewport texture baking.

  • Stereo Camera New

    Create more engaging entertainment content and design visualizations with the new Stereo Camera feature set*. 

  • Integrated rendering options

    Achieve stunning image quality in less time with powerful 3D rendering software capabilities.

  • Render pass system

    Segment scenes for downstream compositing with a powerful render pass system.

  • Nitrous accelerated graphics core

    Iterate faster and handle larger data sets with limited impact on interactivity with the Nitrous accelerated graphics core.

  • Slate compositing editor

    Perform simple compositing operations directly within 3ds Max with the Slate Compositing Editor.