Model and render in stunning 3D

Render 3D models for design visualization, games, and animation.

Overview

Summary

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
System requirements:
3ds Max overview (video: 4:37 min.)

Why use 3ds Max?

Deliver photorealistic designs
3ds Max powers your creativity with easy-to-use tools for worldbuilding and asset creation.
Boost productivity with automation

3ds Max automates repetitive and time-consuming tasks so you can meet deadlines.

Use a rich and flexible toolset

Stay in the artistic flow with creative tools in an artist-friendly UI.

Highlights

Create realistic 3D designs with powerful modeling tools

Whether you’re building expansive worlds for games or visualizing intricate architectural designs, 3ds Max has the modeling toolset you need to bring your 3D assets to life.

Produce high-quality renders

From light mixing to color correction, the built-in Arnold renderer provides a rich experience with the ability to handle your most complex characters, scenes, and effects.

Key Features

Retopology tools

Automatically optimize the geometry of high-resolution models to create a clean, quad-based mesh geometry.

Smart Extrude

Extrude faces on 3D objects in an intuitive and flexible way. Rebuild and stitch together adjacent faces automatically.

Open Shading Language support

Create or use pre-existing procedural OSL maps with any supported renderer.

Interactive viewports

Reduce design iteration with render-quality viewport previews, displaying physically based rendering materials and camera effects directly.

Integrated Arnold renderer

Arnold for 3ds Max (MAXtoA) supports interactive rendering directly from the interface.

Software security

Use Safe Scene Loading to protect your work from potentially malicious scripts that could be part of scene files.

3ds Max in Action

Re-creating the past using VFX
3D generalist Thomas Berg breaks down VFX scenes from his work on Olav and two war documentaries.
Repurposing game assets
Adeline Aubame from Ubisoft Helix shares the tools her team used to fast track the development of Rainbow Six Siege operators.

The Micrographics Advantage

We don’t just sell software, we are technical experts who understand your industry. We can help you:

Integrate Business Systems

We develop data sharing solutions to improve and speed up the communication between CAD & business management technologies.

Optimize Business Processes

We do unique assessments of our clients, enabling them to address workflow challenges, identify opportunities & achieve objectives.

Leverage the Power of BIM

By understanding BIM philosophies we can develop & implement BIM solutions for any project or establish BIM standards for any company.

Have Questions About Complex Applications?

Speak to us about your operational requirements or outcomes and we'll tailor a solution best suited to your business.

3ds Max

Software Requirements

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10

Browser

Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:

  • Microsoft® Edge
  • Google Chrome™
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
  • Mozilla® Firefox®

Hardware Requirements

CPU

64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set

Memory

4 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB or more recommended)

Graphics

Refer to 3ds Max Certified Hardware for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards

Disk space

9 GB of free disk space for install

Pointing Device

Three-button mouse