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Release Notes

Particle Flow

Fool even the most critical eyes with realistic and customizable physical simulations. Watch Chris Murray take the the new Particle Flow system in mParticles for a spin.

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Populate Crowd Animation

Bring your visualizations to life with the new Populate feature for quickly and easily generating moving or idle crowds. Let Chris Murray show you how.

Try Populate Crowd Animation in 3ds Max Now

DX11 Viewport Rendering

Enjoy higher-fidelity interaction with the addition of the new DX11 shader to the 3ds Max viewport. Let Chris Murray give you the tour.

Try DX11 Viewport Rendering in 3ds Max Now

Perspective Match

Matching the camera view to the same perspective as a photographic background in your scene is now easier, let Chris Murray show you why.

Try Perspective Match in 3ds Max Now

Vector Map Support

Keep things crisp and clear no matter how much you zoom-in with vector map support in 3ds Max. Watch Chris Murray put this to the test.

Try Vector Map Support in 3ds Max Now

2D Pan and Zoom

In 3ds Max, you can now pan and zoom the viewport as though it were a two-dimensional image, without affecting the actual camera position. See this feature in action.

Try 2D Pan and Zoom in 3ds Max Now

Is 3ds Max the right product for me?

3ds Max is ready when you are with an out-of-the box approach to 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering. Let Chris help you decide whether 3ds Max is right for your pipeline.

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What are the differences between 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design?

3ds Max and 3ds Max Design are similar products, however the design version contains specific fuctionality for architects and designers such as lighting analysis tools and improved interoperability with other Autodesk design products.

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Should I buy 3ds Max in a suite?

If you require sculpting, texturing and paint tools, want to do reality or performance capture, or advanced procedural effects, the Entertainment Creation Suite is the best solution for you. Let Chris tell you about the each of these specialized toolsets. You can also click below to get more details.

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What is in store for the future of 3ds Max?

In this video, Chris Vienneau explains what makes him excited about the future of 3ds Max.

Who is the team behind 3ds Max these days?

In this video, Chris Vienneau explains what makes him excited about the future of 3ds Max.

I'm a student, what do you have for me?

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What are the benefits of running 3ds Max on an HP workstation?

Known for their reliability, HP delivers high-end graphics cards and GPU options, extreme processing power, and unique technologies created for the animation industry.

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Get to know 3ds Max experts Chris Vienneau and Chris Murray.

What's new in 3DS Max?
Particle Flow, Populate crowd animation, DX11 viewport rendering, Perspective Match, Vector map support, 2D Pan and Zoom.
Particle Flow
Fool even the most critical eyes with realistic and customizable physical simulations. Watch Chris Murray take the the new Particle Flow system in mParticles for a spin.
Populate Crowd Animation
Bring your visualizations to life with the new Populate feature for quickly and easily generating moving or idle crowds. Let Chris Murray show you how.
DX 11 Viewport Rendering
Enjoy higher-fidelity interaction with the addition of the new DX11 shader to the 3ds Max viewport. Let Chris Murray give you the tour.
Perspective Match
Matching the camera view to the same perspective as a photographic background in your scene is now easier, let Chris Murray show you why.
Vector Map Support
Keep things crisp and clear no matter how much you zoom-in with vector map support in 3ds Max. Watch Chris Murray put this to the test.
2D Pan and Zoom
In 3ds Max, you can now pan and zoom the viewport as though it were a two-dimensional image, without affecting the actual camera position. See this feature in action.
Is 3DS Max the right product for me?
3ds Max is ready when you are with an out-of-the box approach to 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering. Let Chris help you decide whether 3ds Max is right for your pipeline.
What are the differences between 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design?
3ds Max and 3ds Max Design are similar products, however the design version contains specific fuctionality for architects and designers such as lighting analysis tools and improved interoperability with other Autodesk design products.
Should I buy 3ds Max in a suite?
If you require sculpting, texturing and paint tools, want to do reality or performance capture, or advanced procedural effects, the Entertainment Creation Suite is the best solution for you. Let Chris tell you about the each of these specialized toolsets. You can also click below to get more details.
What is in store for the future of 3ds Max?
In this video, Chris Vienneau explains what makes him excited about the future of 3ds Max.
Who is the team behind 3ds Max these days?
Let Chris Vienneau introduce you to the engineers that work hard everyday to bring you 3ds Max.
I'm a student, what do you have for me?
Check out this video to learn about our FREE software for students and all the resources we have to help you hone your skills.
What are the benefits of running 3ds Max on an HP workstation?
Known for their reliability, HP delivers high-end graphics cards and GPU options, extreme processing power, and unique technologies created for the animation industry.
Tell me more about yourselves!
Get to know 3ds Max experts Chris Vienneau and Chris Murray.
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