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Features

3ds Max 2018 modelling and rendering software

Produce professional-quality 3D animations, renders and models with 3ds Max® software. An efficient toolset helps you create better 3D and virtual reality (VR) content in less time.

3D animation and dynamics

  • NEW

    Motion Paths

    Manipulate animations directly in the viewport and get direct feedback when making adjustments in your scene.

  • Character animation and rigging tools

    Create procedural animation and character rigging with CAT, biped and crowd animation tools.

  • General animation tools

    Use keyframe and procedural animation tools. View and edit animation trajectories directly in the viewport.

  • Particle Flow effects

    Create sophisticated particle effects such as water, fire, spray and snow. (video: 1.11 min.)

  • Max Creation Graph controllers

    Author animation controllers, using a new generation of animation tools that you can create, modify, package and share.

  • Animated deformers

    Add life to creatures and simulate fluidic effects. Use animated deformers on particles and other geometry types.

  • Simple simulation data import

    Animate simulation data in CFD, CSV or OpenVDB formats.

  • Geodesic Voxel and Heatmap skinning

    Quickly and easily generate better skin weighting.

3D rendering

  • NEW

    3ds Max Interactive

    Access integrated tools for creating VR visualisations without leaving your 3ds Max workspace.

  • NEW

    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.

  • Physical Camera

    Simulate real-life camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, exposure and other options.

  • Improved ActiveShade rendering

    Iterate quickly with interactive rendering.  (video: 0.56 min.)

  • Autodesk Raytracer Renderer (ART)

    Create accurate images of architectural scenes.

UI, workflow and pipeline

  • Asset Library

    Access 3D content on your local computer and network in a single view, making content instantly searchable.

  • Improved pipeline tools integration

    Gain tighter integration with several pipeline tools with an extended and improved Python/.NET toolset.

  • Smart asset packaging

    Create, share and update portable assets that are flexible, connected and react to changes in design data.

  • High DPI display support

    Run 3ds Max on modern HDPI monitors and laptops.

  • New | Smart asset packaging

    Create, share and update portable assets that are flexible, connected and react to changes in design data.

  • New | Customisable workspaces

    Match your UI to the way you think and work with a more responsive, modern and customisable user experience.

  • New | MAX to LMV

    View MAX files using Forge Viewer in a web browser to review and share assets.

  • Scene Converter

    Seamlessly move from one renderer to another.

3D modelling, texturing and effects

  • New | Data Channel Modifier

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

  • New | Blended Box Map

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

  • Mesh and surface modelling

    Efficiently create parametric and organic objects with polygon, subdivision surface and spline-based modelling features.

  • Texture assignment and editing

    Perform creative texture mapping operations such as tiling, mirroring, decal placement, blurring and spline mapping. 

  • Hair and Fur modifier

    Manipulate hair and fur directly in viewports with selection and styling tools, such as tools for cutting and brushing.