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What is 3ds Max?

Autodesk 3ds Max professional 3D modelling, rendering and animation software enables you to create expansive worlds and premium designs.

  • Breathe life into environments and landscapes with robust modelling tools.

  • Create finely detailed designs and props with intuitive texturing and shading tools. 

  • Iterate and produce professional-grade renders with full artistic control.

3ds Max overview (video: 4:48 min.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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