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Autodesk 3ds Max provides a rich and powerful API that can be used to automate repetitive tasks, and to extend the core functionality of 3ds Max. This functionality includes customization of 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, rendering, and many other areas. .NET API Assemblies are provided to allow automation style programming. The Software Development Kit (SDK) provides extensive C++ functionality and provides code samples and documentation to help you get started developing with the API for Autodesk 3ds Max. Read more...
3ds Max is a very mature platform and offers flexible customization. But where to start? The learning and documentation resources can be a huge help.
The 3ds Max SDK is included in every 3ds Max release.
There are two ways to install the 3ds Max SDK: