3ds Max 2019.3 Update

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Last modification: 13 Dec, 2018

We're back to share with you another update to 3ds Max this year, bringing you multiple Revit workflow improvements, Viewport Interactivity, OSL  adjustments and a few other goodies. 

We have made multiple workflow and quality improvements to deliver you easier and faster processes to visualize Revit models in 3ds Max.

Revit Version Compatibility  
Now when you import a Revit 2018 file, you no longer need to upgrade if you have 3ds Max 2018 installed. This is providing that Revit Interoperability for 3ds Max was included during installation.  

This saves you time by avoiding unnecessary upgrades, and also provides you an improved experience when you directly import Revit files into 3ds Max.

Revit Importer Performance 
We've introduced parallel processing during the Revit import process to improve speed.  We conducted internal automation testing which included over 150 datasets of varying sizes and complexity, and the results showed imports to be twice as fast.

Revit Lights Import
Various improvements and bug fixes were made for when importing lights from Revit into 3ds Max. Imports are now accurate in terms of scaling, intensity, and placement, reducing the need for manual adjustments.

Revit Import UI 
We have made usability improvements to help increase your understanding of the options available during processing. There are more meaningful labels on options and tooltips, and the progress indicatory provides a more accurate timeline of each stage of processing.

Watch the recap of our Revit updates:


The new viewport mode allows you to take the current ActiveShade viewport and turn it into a new viewport mode with interactive capabilities. This allows you to interact and render while you work, extending your workflow more than before.


Improvements to the OSL Editor and Viewport display include improved Bracket and Syntax Highlighting, a better editor docking, and support for node properties and improved bump map. Having a more accurate OSL shader will allow you to make and see changes immediately, and more accurately.


Watch the recap of our OSL and Viewport Updates


We have made improvements to interop with Maya with Alembic files. Custom attributes are grouped to support attributes on transforms and shapes, and 
Vertex colors sets are imported and exported so that they are compatible with Maya.

Updates to the Editable Poly modifier UI increase the speed at which tools are displayed when switching between sub-object modes.

Bringing User Ideas to Life in 3ds Max 2019.3
Autodesk is committed to responding quickly to 3ds Max user feedback. That’s why this release includes  ideas and fixes which were submitted by the 3ds Max user community at 3dsmaxfeedback.autodesk.com

As always, we welcome your thoughts – all of them – and look forward to hearing from you!

Full 2019.3 Release notes are available here 
























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| 3 months ago
3 hrs now and I am Still searching for the F#$*ing download link ??? No wonder animators are going for other 3D software
Edited by FLdpqf40 3 months ago
| 9 months ago
where is the fucking download link?????
| 2 years ago
You guys have shown whole new features thats, added on 3ds max2019.3 service pack, but haven't provided the download link, why do you make things so complicated? Really pissed with 3ds max, first of all its so laggy compared to other 3d platforms, and now finding a service pack r so hectic. Dont know till when will stick to 3ds max or move out from this software.
| 2 years ago
After writing my comment the software says, my comment is too long and deleted all the text I wrote. So I will not write it once more. I´m a tiny little bit angry about the work of the AutoDESK programmers because I was not able to install Update 3..... (Hope it is short enough, and this one in a country, where Ted Cruz can speak 21 hours to the parliament)
Edited by jDHqsDwj 2 years ago
| 2 years ago
Removed Maxwell Render and all is well
| 2 years ago
I have spent hours trying to fix 3ds max 2019 after installing update 3. As Lukasz Szeflinski notes, the application will not open once installed. The only third party plugins I have are Vray Next (latest release) Maxwell Render (latest release) Design toolbox (latest release).
Edited by ldPXyX5P 2 years ago
| 2 years ago
after installing update max crashes and won't open!!!!
| 2 years ago
decided to say nothing.....
| 2 years ago
where to download?????