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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 detailed characters.

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

Why 3ds Max?

What's new

  • 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.

  • Blended Box Map

    Morph visible seams by blending as many as six materials applied to an object.

  • Data Channel Modifier

    Extract information directly from a model, which you can use to help inform other types of modifications.

    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.

Bringing architectural designs to life

CGI designer Lucia Frascerra works at London’s DBOX communications agency. She uses 3ds Max 3D software to create architectural visualizations.

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

stingray

See content in real-time environment

3ds Max + Stingray

Easily import 3ds Max assets and scenes into the Stingray engine for real-time exploration.

revit

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.