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3ds Max® features offer powerful capabilities for creating professional-quality 3D animations, renders, and models. With an efficient creative toolset, 3ds Max helps you create better 3D content in less time.
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Add data-driven information to your scenes.
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Create better skin weighting more quickly.
Create procedural animations with 3 new controllers.
Tell great stories with high-quality animation.
Create better skinned characters in less time.
Generate believable human motion. (video: 1:10 min.)
Create more convincing crowds. (video: 1:36 min.)
Create believable characters with realistic motion.
Work with keyframe, Dopesheet, and procedural tools.
Add life to creatures and simulate fluidic effects.
Create complex topology more quickly.
Create and exchange advanced shaders more easily.
Create models from point cloud data. (video: 48 sec.)
Intuitively create advanced HLSL shaders. (video: 1:11 min.)
Easily position and orient content. (video: 1:08 min.)
Create a chamfer between quad surfaces. (video: 1:04 min.)
Efficiently create parametric and organic objects.
Explore an advanced texturing toolset.
Quickly design and edit shading hierarchies.
Load vector graphics as texture maps. (video: 49 sec.)
Use spline and 2D modeling tools.
Create decals and text-based graphics using 2D objects.
Render in the cloud right from within 3ds Max.
Developed with the makers of V-Ray.
Rendering photorealistic images is now easier.
Iterate quickly with interactive rendering. (video: 56 sec.)
Interact more fluidly with your scene. (video: 1:15 min.)
Create engaging 3D content. (video: 1:13 min.)
Achieve stunning image quality with NVIDIA Iray.
Segment scenes for downstream compositing.
Nitrous accelerates workflows, data-set handling.
Wire together composites in Slate.
Create sophisticated particle simulations. (video: 1:12 min.)
Create simulations with unified simulation solvers.
Create strand-derived effects like hair and grass.
Simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial light.
Animate simulation data in CFD, .CSV, or OpenVDB formats.
Easily transfer data into game engines.
Connect 3ds Max and the Stingray engine.
Gain better support for physically based shaders.
Quickly search an online market of 3D assets.
Use shapes and splines, and import simulation data.
New support for nondestructive animation worfklows.
Working with complex scenes is now easier.
Easily discover the main features of 3ds Max. (video: 1:46 min.)
Import data from Revit up to 10 times faster. (video: 1:43 min.)
New startup configurations speed scene creation. (video: 2:16 min.)
View massive data sets in the Nitrous viewport.
Exchange data with SolidWorks, other file formats.
Enjoy more freedom when interacting with 3D content.
Small feature requests from the User Voice forum.
New nested layers in Scene Explorers. (video: 1:34 min.)
Access multiple views with tabbed layouts.
Place CG elements into photo backgrounds. (video: 1:05 min.)
Get single-step data transfer with 3ds Max.
Choose from compositing options in 3ds Max.
Use containers to override object properties.
Extend and customize 3ds Max with the SDK.
Employ the Python scripting language.
Turn civil design geometry into precise 3D design. (video: 6:51 min.)
Import Revit files directly into 3ds Max. (video: 3:05 min.)
3ds Max offers DirectConnect support. (video: 1:22 min.)
Launch Print Studio directly from 3ds Max.
It’s easy to get started. Download a free 30-day trial and try it out. Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit your needs.
Easily import 3ds Max assets and scenes into the Stingray engine for real-time exploration.
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