Try 3ds Max for free for 30 Days

Create massive worlds and high-quality designs

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Explore the full 3ds Max experience, powered by Autodesk

A 3ds Max 30-day trial provides the opportunity to explore all capabilities of the latest version before you subscribe.

Time-saving features

Test drive features and automations to speed up your workflow.

Learning resources

Access to learning resources created by product experts.

Trial Connect community

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Sales support

Partner with sales to meet your goals with 3ds Max.

Try 3ds Max toolsets

Boost your creativity and productivity with industry-tested toolsets and integrations.

Seamless subscription

Subscribe without losing access to work completed during your trial.

What you can do with 3ds Max

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Create massive worlds and high-quality designs

  • Breathe life into environments and characters with robust modeling and animation tools
  • Create finely detailed designs and props with intuitive texturing and shading tools
  • Iterate and produce professional-grade renders with full artistic control

Are you ready to start your 3ds Max free trial today?

Discover why millions of creatives choose 3ds Max to accelerate their projects. If you have further questions, chat with our support team.

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Designed for anyone looking to learn and build their 3ds Max skills.


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3ds Max Trial download frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do I download 3ds Max?

Autodesk provides download and instal instructions both for individuals and administrators. Individuals should sign in to their Autodesk Account or education site. Find your product and click View Downloads. Select the version, platform and language, and then select a download method. Learn more about how to download products and updates.

How long is the 3ds Max free trial?

Trial versions of Autodesk software offer the chance to explore the full capabilities of the latest versions for a limited term (typically 30 days). To cancel a free trial, turn off automatic renewal before the trial period ends. If you were not required to enter a payment method at the start of the trial, it will expire automatically.

How do I extend the 3ds Max free trial?

You cannot extend the trial period. For short-term needs, you can purchase a monthly subscription and turn off automatic renewal (to limit the length of the paid subscription to one month only) or purchase Flex tokens for a flexible pay-as-you-go plan.

How do I troubleshoot 3ds Max download issues?

If your installation or product download fails, try using the Browser Download method instead (not available in macOS). We recommend disabling pop-up blockers and trying a different browser, such as Chrome or Explorer. For more solutions, check out our guide to troubleshooting Autodesk product download issues (US Site).

Where do I download free 3ds Max software for students?

Students and educators can get free, one-year educational access to Autodesk products and services, renewable as long as you remain eligible. If you are a student or educator, you can access free 3ds Max software with an Autodesk Education plan (US Site).

How do I convert my 3ds Max free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or visit the 3ds Max product centre. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

Will the files and customizations I make in the 3ds Max trial be saved when I subscribe?

When you trial and subscribe using the same Autodesk account, all your project files, preferences, settings, and customizations made in 3ds Max during the trial period will be transferred and accessible.

What are the system requirements to download and install my trial?

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