Autodesk® 3ds Max®

Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2015 software helps increase overall productivity for artists and designers working with the high-resolution assets required by today's demanding entertainment and design visualization projects. With support for point cloud datasets, enhanced viewport performance, and new scene management workflows, 3ds Max 2015 helps artists and designers handle greater complexity without slowing down. In addition, a more responsive ActiveShade that now supports the NVIDIA® mental ray® renderer and a new artist-friendly node-based visual shader editor help increase efficiency for lighting, shading, and rendering tasks. Meanwhile, with support for Python scripting, 3ds Max 2015 is more easily extended and customized.

10 years


System requirements

3D modeling, animation, and rendering software

3ds Max® 3D modeling software provides a comprehensive modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists. 3ds Max delivers efficient new tools, accelerated performance, and streamlined workflows to help increase overall productivity for working with complex, high-resolution assets.

  • Windows® 8 or Windows® 7 64-bit Professional operating system
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD multi core processor
  • 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
  • 4.5 GB free disk space for installation
  • 3-button mouse
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  • Refer to the Recommended Hardware Wizard for a complete list of recommended systems and graphics cards

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Top Highlights to Buy Autodesk 3ds Max Design

  • Populate enhancements
  • Populate crowd animation
  • Character animation and rigging tools
  • General animation tools
  • Animated deformers
  • Point Cloud support
  • ShaderFX
  • Placement tools
  • Quad chamfer
  • Mesh and surface modeling
  • Texture assignment and editing
  • Shading and material design
  • Improved ActiveShade rendering
  • Accelerated viewport performance
  • Stereo Camera
  • Integrated rendering options
  • Render pass system
  • Nitrous accelerated graphics core
  • Slate compositing editor
  • Particle Flow