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Overview

3D modeling, animation, and rendering software

3ds Max® 3D modeling software provides a comprehensive modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists. 3ds Max delivers efficient new tools, accelerated performance, and streamlined workflows to help increase overall productivity for working with complex, high-resolution assets.

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3ds Max features

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Point cloud support

Import, visualize, snap to, and render point cloud data.

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Python scripting

Use Python scripting to extend and customize 3ds Max.


ActiveShade enhancements

Preview edits to lights and materials interactively—now with mental ray support.

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Support

Find answers to questions and explore support offerings.
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Tutorials

Self-paced learning materials help you master 3ds Max software faster.
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