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3D modeling, animation, and rendering software

3ds Max® 3D modeling and rendering software helps you create massive worlds in games, stunning scenes for design visualization, and engaging virtual reality (VR) experiences.

Scenes courtesy of Square Enix, Ltc. / Eidos Montreal* & Urban Simulations S.L.

Why 3ds Max?

What's new

  • 3ds Max Interactive

    Build immersive architectural visualizations with the combined power of 3ds Max and a virtual reality engine.

  • Smart asset packaging

    Create, share, and update portable assets that are flexible, connected, and react to changes in design data.

  • Customizable workspaces

    Match your UI to the way you think and work with a more responsive, modern, and customizable user experience.

  • Arnold 5 for 3ds Max

    Version 1.0 of the MAXtoA plug-in is now integrated into 3ds Max, giving you access to Arnold's latest features.

See 3ds Max in action

Building environments, worlds, and everything in between

Eidos Montréal can now quickly customize an environment. The company built a contextual modeling tool that takes a snapshot of a scene in the engine and reloads it in context in 3ds Max.

From visualization to VR

Gaspard Giroud, co-founder of Piranha NYC, discusses the agency’s journey from creating 3D visualizations to developing immersive architectural VR experiences.

Ubisoft: A decade of Assassin’s Creed

Ubisoft Montreal creates the ever-evolving world of the Assassin’s Creed franchise with the help of 3ds Max software.

Use 3ds Max with other Autodesk software

Produce high-end renderings

3ds Max + Revit

Model your design and layout in Revit and use 3ds Max to add final details. 3ds Max preserves model geometry, lights, materials, and other metadata from Revit projects.