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3ds Max® 3D modelling and rendering software lets you create massive worlds in games, stunning scenes for design visualisation and engaging virtual reality (VR) experiences
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2018 vs. prior releases
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Create, shape and define a range of environments and detailed characters.
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3ds Max works with most major renderers - including Arnold, V-Ray, Iray and mental ray - to help create striking scenes and visuals.
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Build imaginative characters and realistic scenes in games and architecture.
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Revit, Inventor and Fusion 360, as well as SketchUp, Unity and Unreal all work with 3ds Max.
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Build immersive architectural visualisations with the combined power of 3ds Max and a virtual reality engine in one place.
The MAXtoA plug-in is integrated into 3ds Max, giving you access to Arnold's latest features.
Create realistic liquid behaviours directly in 3ds Max.
Create and animate geometry in several intuitive ways with new and enhanced spline tools.
Eidos Montréal can now quickly customise an environment. The company built a contextual modelling tool that takes a snapshot of a scene in the engine and reloads it in context in 3ds Max.
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Gaspard Giroud, co-founder of Piranha NYC, discusses their journey from creating 3D visualisations to developing immersive architectural VR experiences.
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Ubisoft Montreal creates the ever-evolving world of the Assassin's Creed franchise with the help of 3ds Max software.
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3ds Max + Stingray
Easily import 3ds Max assets and scenes into the Stingray engine for real-time exploration.
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Produce high-end renderings
3ds Max + Revit
Model your design and layout in Revit and use 3ds Max to add final details. 3ds Max preserves model geometry, lights, materials and other metadata from Revit projects.
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