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Extension for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2014

Introducing new animation capabilities– only available to customers with active Autodesk® Subscription.

New Features

The Extension for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2014 software delivers new tools to help you create more compelling, differentiated entertainment content and design visualizations. With the ability to import and visualize massive point cloud datasets, new support for Python scripting, and a Stereo Camera feature set, the Extension for 3ds Max 2014 helps you take advantage of today’s evolving technologies to bring better visual experiences to your audiences.

Point Cloud Support

You can now create more precise models from real-world references, with the new ability to import and visualize massive datasets captured from reality as point clouds. If you are a modeler, you can view point clouds in true color in the 3ds Max viewport, interactively adjust the extent of the cloud displayed, and create new geometry in context by snapping to point cloud vertices. Support for the .rcp and .rcs file formats enables you to take advantage of a connected reality capture workflow with other Autodesk solutions: Autodesk® ReCap™ Studio, AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Revit®, and Autodesk® Inventor® software.

Python Scripting

If you are a technical director or a developer, new support for the popular and easy-to-learn Python® scripting language can help you extend and customize Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2014 software, and more easily integrate it into a Python-based pipeline. You can execute Python scripts from MAXScript and the 3ds Max command line; in addition, you can access a subset of the 3ds Max API (application programming interface) from Python scripts, including the ability to evaluate MAXScript code.

Stereo Camera

You can now create more engaging entertainment content and design visualizations with the addition of a new Stereo Camera feature set. Exclusively available through the Autodesk Exchange* application store ( to Autodesk customers on active Autodesk® Subscription, the Stereo Camera plug-in** enables you to create stereoscopic camera rigs. Multiple display modes offer Left Eye, Right Eye, Center, or Anaglyph views in the Nitrous viewport, while in-scene 3D volumes help with the adjustment of valid stereo zones. In addition to a Passive Stereo viewing mode, if you have a recent AMD FirePro™ graphics card and a supported HD3D Active Stereo monitor or equivalent, you can take advantage of Active Stereo viewing.

Extension expected to be available on or after September 30th.

*Autodesk Exchange makes it easier to find and acquire plug-in extensions, other companion applications, content, and learning materials to customize and extend many Autodesk design and entertainment creation products.
**Available in English language only.