Autodesk® 3ds Max®

Autodesk® 3ds Max® Customize, collaborate, and create 3D content quickly with 3ds Max® 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. It's packed with brand-new, user-requested features and enhancements for entertainment and design professionals.

Desktop Subscription gives you access to the latest updates and releases, 1-on-1 web support, priority support in the forums, flexible licensing, and more.

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.

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Professional operating system
  • Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content: Apple® Safari® Google Chrome® Microsoft® Internet Explorer® Mozilla® Firefox®

Hardware Requirement

  • 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
  • Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 6 GB of free disk space for install
  • Three-button mouse

Autodesk is not responsible for errors or failures of Autodesk software arising from the installation of updates, extensions or new releases issued by third-party hardware or software vendors for the qualified software or hardware identified in this document (or for any other third party software or hardware that you may use in connection with Autodesk products).


Top Highlights to Buy Autodesk 3ds Max Design

  • Camera Sequencer
  • Dual Quaternion skinning
  • Populate crowd animation
  • Populate enhancements
  • Character animation and rigging tools
  • General animation tools
  • Animated deformers
  • OpenSubdiv support
  • Enhanced ShaderFX
  • Point cloud support
  • ShaderFX
  • Placement tools
  • Quad chamfer
  • Mesh and surface modeling
  • Texture assignment and editing
  • Shading and material design
  • Vector map support
  • Polygon, spline, and NURBS-based modeling
  • Support for new Iray and mental ray enhancements
  • Physical Camera
  • A360 rendering support
  • Accelerated viewport performance
  • Improved ActiveShade rendering
  • Stereo Camera
  • Integrated rendering options
  • Render pass system
  • Nitrous accelerated graphics core
  • Slate Compositing Editor
  • Particle Flow effects
  • Particle Flow effects
  • Hair and fur effects
  • Exposure lighting simulation and analysis
  • Creative Market connection
  • Max Creation Graph
  • Easier Revit and SketchUp workflows
  • Template system
  • Small user-requested features (SURFs)
  • Autodesk Translation Framework
  • AutoCAD and Revit interoperability
  • Python scripting
  • Collaborative workflows with Containers
  • Comprehensive 3ds Max SDK
  • Data transfer and pipeline integration