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Dynamic simulation and effects

See how you can create stunning dynamic simulations and effects with high-performance tools in 3ds Max® software. Bring your scenes to life with the MassFX unified system of simulation solvers, the powerful Particle Flow system, and integrated hair and fur toolsets.

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Dynamics and effects

  • New

    Simple simulation data import


    Animate simulation data in CFD, .CSV, or OpenVDB formats.

  • Particle Flow effects

    Create sophisticated particle simulations. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • MassFX dynamic simulation solvers

    Create simulations with unified simulation solvers.

  • Hair and fur effects

    Create strand-derived effects like hair and grass.

  • Exposure lighting simulation and analysis

    Simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial light.

Extension 2 features are exclusively available to current Maintenance Subscription or Desktop Subscription customers as part of 3ds Max 2016 software, expected to be available on or after December 1, 2015.