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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 experiences.

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Get 3ds Max together with Revit, Inventor, or Maya.

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Why 3ds Max

What's new

  • Arnold for 3ds Max

    The MAXtoA plug-in is integrated into 3ds Max, giving you access to the latest Arnold features.

  • Fluid simulation

    Create realistic liquid behaviors directly in 3ds Max.

  • Open Shading Language

    Create Open Shading Language (OSL) maps, from simple math nodes all the way up to fully procedural textures.

  • Shape Boolean object

    Create parametric Boolean operations on 2 or more splines for open or closed shapes using the familiar UI from 3D Booleans.

See 3ds Max in action

Slightly Mad Studios uses 3ds Max on Project CARS 2

Slightly Mad Studios

Project CARS 2: Racing to realism

A small, globally distributed game studio delivers a realistic driving experience in over 180 iconic cars across 60 world-renowned tracks.

Image courtesy of Slightly Mad Studios

Capcom uses 3ds Max modeling and rendering software

Capcom

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard in VR

The franchise that popularized the survival horror genre pushes the limits again to create one of the most frightening VR experiences available.

Image courtesy of Capcom

Arup: pushes the limits design visualization

Arup

14,000 heads are better than one

Pushing the limits on interactive storytelling in design visualization in a company that designs everything from infrastructure to art exhibits.

Image courtesy of Arup

See how 3ds Max works with other Autodesk software

  • Produce high-end renderings

  • Bring film-quality rendering to your design visualization

  • 3ds Max + Revit (video: 3:03 min.)

    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. (Tutorial: Part 1)

  • 3ds Max + Arnold (US site) (video: 0:46 min.)

    Use Arnold with 3ds Max to render stunning design visualizations. Use the virtual reality-ready camera to create immersive experiences.

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