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.
Fuel the imagination with worldbuilding and asset creation tools.
Automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks so you meet deadlines.
Stay in the creative flow with tools in an artist-friendly UI.
Whether you’re building expansive gaming worlds or visualizing intricate architectural designs, 3ds Max has the modeling toolset you need to bring your 3D assets to life.
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Create breathtaking scenes and characters for film, TV, and games.
Enjoy all the creative tools you need to build a powerful, scalable 3D animation pipeline for complex simulations, effects, and rendering.
3ds Max is used to model, animate, and render detailed 3D characters, photorealistic designs, and complex scenes for film and TV, games, and design visualization projects.
3ds Max is used by 3D modelers, animators, and lighting artists for game development, film and TV productions, and design visualization projects.
3ds Max and Maya are used by creative studios around the world for animation, modeling, visual effects, and rendering. Learn when to choose 3ds Max (US Site) and when to choose Maya (US Site).
3ds Max runs on Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10. See 3ds Max system requirements (US Site) for details.
Autodesk provides download and install instructions for individuals and administrators. Your available downloads appear in Autodesk Account. Find your product, select a version, platform, language, and download method. For more information, visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network.
With a subscription to 3ds Max software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement (US Site) for more information.
Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy 3ds Max here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.
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