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New 3ds Max 2015 features

View 3ds Max 2015 demo videos and discover efficient new tools, accelerated performance, and streamlined workflows to help increase productivity for artists working with complex, high-resolution assets. 

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3D animation

  • New

    Camera sequencer**

    Tell great stories with high-quality animation.

  • New

    Dual Quaternion skinning**

    Create better skinned characters in less time.

  • New

    Populate enhancements

    Create more convincing crowds. (video: 1:36 min.)

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.)

3D rendering

  • New

    Improved ActiveShade rendering

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

  • New

    Accelerated viewport performance

    Interact more fluidly with your scene.

  • New

    Stereo Camera

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

UI, workflow & pipeline

  • New

    Design Workspace**

    Easily discover the main features of 3ds Max. (video: 1:46 min.)

  • New

    Easier Revit and SketchUp imports**

    Import data from Revit up to 10 times more quickly. (video: 1:43 min.)

  • New

    Template system**

    New startup configurations speed scene creation. (video: 2:16 min.)

  • New

    Alembic support*

    View massive datasets in the Nitrous Viewport.

  • New

    Enhanced scene management

    New nested layers in Scene Explorers. (video: 1:34 min.)

  • New

    Python scripting

    Employ the Python scripting language.