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3ds Max is software for 3D modelling, animation, rendering and visualisation. Create stunning game environments, design visualisations and virtual reality experiences.
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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 and Iray - to help create striking scenes and visuals.
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Build imaginative characters and realistic scenes for games, architecture and product design.
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Revit, Inventor and Fusion 360, as well as SketchUp, Unity and Unreal, all work with 3ds Max. (video: 3.05 min.)
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The MAXtoA plug-in is integrated into 3ds Max, giving you access to the latest Arnold features.
Create realistic liquid behaviours directly in 3ds Max.
Create Open Shading Language (OSL) maps, from simple math nodes all the way up to fully procedural textures.
Create parametric Boolean operations on 2 or more splines for open or closed shapes using the familiar UI from 3D Booleans.
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‣Produce high-end renderings
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3ds Max + Revit (video: 3.03 min.)
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. (Tutorial: Part 1)
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3ds Max + Arnold (video: 0.46 min.)
Use Arnold with 3ds Max to render stunning design visualisations. Use the virtual reality-ready camera to create immersive experiences.
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