Autodesk 3ds Max

3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering Software

Autodesk® 3ds Max® software helps deliver improved productivity so that users can work more efficiently and creatively with modeling, animation, rendering and workflow updates. Smart Asset Packaging allows users to create, share, and update portable assets that are flexible, connected, and react to changes in design data. Customizable Workspaces offer a more responsive, modern, and personalized user experience, and Blended Box Map gives users the ability to morph visible seams by blending as many as six materials applied to an object.

3ds Max 2021 is focused on modernization, performance, fit & finish. Introducing all-new experiences for Texture Baking and Install, major improvements to the Viewport, and key enhancements to Substance tools, ProSound and SketchUp import. You will also find speed improvements throughout your process from installation to rendering, and 3ds Max Python 3 now set as default Python interpreter.

Product Features

Autodesk 3ds Max Features

BAKE TO TEXTURE
Streamlined, intuitive and fully scriptable texture baking experience, with support for PBR ( Physically Based Rendering), Overrides and OSL workflows.

INSTALLER
The online and offline installation process has been overhauled for a simpler and faster experience.

SCRIPTING WITH PYTHON 3
Improving 3ds Max’s Python support to offer developers and technical artists a modern and robust experience for extending and integrating 3ds Max into production pipelines.

ARNOLD DEFAULT RENDERER
Presenting users with a modern and high-end rendering experience right out of the box.

PHYSICALLY BASED RENDERING (PBR)
Simplify the use of PBR workflows in the viewport when rendering, and when working with real-time engines.

VIEWPORT QUALITY & SETTINGS
Simpler viewport configuration workflows allow you to produce high quality and high-fidelity viewports which were previously cumbersome to achieve.

OSL SHADERS
Enhanced UI and new shaders improve the overall user experience with OSL.

FILE I/O
Saving scene files with a very large number of assets has been significantly sped up.

3DS MAX INTERACTIVE
3ds Max Interactive is a real-time engine that helps Autodesk® 3ds Max® users create interactive and VR experiences.

Specifications

Autodesk 3ds Max Specifications

Software
Operating System See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
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
CPU 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set
Graphics Hardware Refer to 3ds Max Certified Hardware for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards
RAM 4 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB or more recommended)
Disk Space 9 GB of free disk space for install
Pointing Device Three-button mouse

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