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3ds Max® 3D modeling and rendering software helps you create massive worlds in games, stunning scenes for design visualization, and detailed characters.
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Scenes courtesy of Square Enix, Ltc. / Eidos Montreal* & Urban Simulations S.L.
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Create, shape, and define a range of environments and detailed characters.
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3ds Max works with most major renderers—including Arnold,V-Ray, Iray, and mental ray—to help create striking scenes and visuals.
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Build imaginative characters and realistic scenes in games and architecture.
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Revit, Inventor, Fusion 360, and Stingray, as well as SketchUp, Unity, and Unreal all work with 3ds Max. (video: 3:05 min.)
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Create, share, and update portable assets that are flexible, connected, and react to changes in design data.
The MAXtoA plug-in is integrated into 3ds Max, giving you access to Arnold's latest features.
Create realistic liquid behaviors directly in 3ds Max.
Create and animate geometry in several intuitive ways with new and enhanced spline tools.
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.
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CGI designer Lucia Frascerra works at London’s DBOX communications agency. She uses 3ds Max 3D software to create architectural visualizations.
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Ubisoft Montreal creates the ever-evolving world of the Assassin’s Creed franchise with the help of 3ds Max software.
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See content in real-time environment
3ds Max + Stingray
Easily import 3ds Max assets and scenes into the Stingray engine for real-time exploration.
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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.
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Render high-quality images right out of the box, scaling with your processing power as project complexity demands.
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