3ds Max professional 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software enables you to create expansive worlds and premium designs.
Breathe life into environments and landscapes with robust modeling tools.
Create finely detailed designs and props with intuitive texturing and shading tools.
Iterate and produce professional-grade renders with full artistic control.
Create realistic 3D designs with powerful modeling tools
Whether you’re building expansive worlds for games or visualizing intricate architectural designs, 3ds Max has the modeling toolset you need to bring your 3D assets to life.
Produce high-quality renders
From light mixing to color correction, the built-in Arnold renderer provides a rich experience with the ability to handle your most complex characters, scenes, and effects.
Retopology Tools 1.2
Place Working Pivot
Create Point from Working Pivot
Create Grid from Working Pivot
Align Working Pivot
New Properties added to Physical Material
Faster Rendering Experience with Arnold
Occlude Selection Improvements
Unwrap UVW Keyboard Shortcuts
Retopology tools - Automatically reconstruct polygonal mesh data as clean quad-based topology with uncompromising accuracy. These tools can be used to reduce complex and high-resolution assets and enhance generative designs and traditional modeling work inside of 3ds Max.
Smart Extrude - Interactively extrude faces on 3D objects using flexible Smart Extrude operations like cut-through and overlap. Rebuild and stitch adjacent faces automatically without needing to manually repair hidden faces or geometric data.
Mesh and surface modeling - Create parametric and organic objects with polygon, subdivision surface, and spline-based modeling features.
Modifier stack workflow - Rapidly conceptualize, iterate, and explore design ideas using a range of unique modifiers.
Spline workflows - Create and animate geometry in several intuitive ways with spline tools.
Texturing and shading
Open Shading Language (OSL) support - Generate high-quality textures that display accurately in the viewport using new or pre-existing OSL maps with any supported renderer.
Baking to texture - Experience a streamlined, intuitive, and fully scriptable texture baking experience with support for PBR (physically based rendering) materials, overrides, and OSL workflows.
Material editor - Add material finishes, change textures, and use vibrant colors to create photorealistic designs.
Lighting - Illuminate and enhance your scenes using photometric lights and standard lights.
Integrated Arnold renderer - Use the Arnold GPU renderer to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials, and camera.
Interactive viewports - Reduce design iteration with render-quality viewport previews, displaying PBR (physically based rendering) materials and camera effects directly.
ActiveShade viewport - With an interactive rendering experience, see your scene in a near-final rendering quality as you’re working.
Physical camera - Simulate real-life camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, and exposure.
Scene converter - Seamlessly and consistently change materials, lights, cameras, and renderers from one to another.
Animation and effects
Character animation tools - Create procedural character animations and rigs with CAT (character animation toolkit), biped, and crowd tools.
Motion paths - Preview and adjust animation paths directly in the viewport.
3ds Max fluids - Create realistic liquid behaviors, such as water, oil, and lava, as well as replicate gravity and collision effects.
Particle flow effects - Create sophisticated particle effects such as water, fire, spray, and snow.
Extensive plug-in library - Access hundreds of industry-leading third-party plug-ins from our extensive community.
Workflow and pipeline
Software security - Use Safe Scene Script Execution to protect your work against malicious scripts that could be part of scene files and the Malware Removal functionality, which detects and removes known malicious scripts from scene files and start-up scripts.
Python 3 - Get tighter pipeline integration with support for Python 3.
Pipeline integration support - Easily customize 3ds Max to fit your production pipeline needs.
Modern UI and workspaces - Create your own custom workspaces with a more modern, responsive, high-DPI-ready user interface.
GL Transmission Format (glTF) support - Publish assets from your 3ds Max scene to glTF 3D content for use in web applications, online stores, browser games, and other online outlets.
3ds Max Trial Software Download
Download and test 3ds Max before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run 3ds Maxare as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
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