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Dual Quaternion skinning
Populate crowd animation
Character animation and rigging tools
General animation tools
Track View retiming
Text tool (enhanced)
Geodesic Voxel and Heatmap skinning
Max Creation Graph animation controllers
Open Shading Language (OSL) support
Parametric spline shape Booleans
Procedural wood texture
Data Channel Modifier
Blended Box Map
Point cloud support
Mesh and surface modelling
Texture assignment and editing
Shading and material design
Vector map support
Text and shape map
Fast form hard surfaces
Object tool improvements
3ds Max Interactive VR engine
3ds Max Interactive sample VR templates
Arnold for 3ds Max
A360 rendering support
3ds Max Batch
Added support for new Iray and mental ray enhancements
Additional Nitrous viewport performance enhancements
Accelerated viewport performance
Enhanced ActiveShade rendering
Integrated rendering options
Render pass system
ActiveShade interactive rendering
Nitrous accelerated graphics core
DX11 viewport rendering
Slate compositing editor
Autodesk Raytracer Renderer (ART)
Iray and mental ray are registered trademarks of NVIDIA ARC GmbH licensed for use by Autodesk
3ds Max Interactive is available as a separate download from your Autodesk Account.
3ds Max Fluids
Exposure lighting simulation and analysis
mParticles and Particle Flow enhancements
mCloth cloth simulation
mRigids rigid-body dynamics
Hair and fur
Simple simulation data import
CivilView vehicles physical material support
Autodesk Viewer workflows from within 3ds Max
Updated project tools
Max Creation Graph (enhanced)
One-click Print Studio access
3ds Max Asset Library
Modern UI and workspaces
Improved Shotgun integration
Smart asset packaging
Max to LMV
Max Creation Graph
Scene Explorer improvements
Layer Manager improvements
Support for Autodesk Translation Framework
Support for Inventor animation
Enhanced Revit workflow
Import SketchUp 2015 files
Civil View feature set
Enhanced scene management
2D pan and zoom
Configurable user interface
Adobe After Effects interoperability
Data transfer and pipeline integration
Collaborative workflows with Containers
3ds Max SDK (software development kit)
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