Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max 2017

Esteemed professional 3D design and animation app

Autodesk 3ds Max is a comprehensive, professional to help you create 3D designs and animation. View full description

PROS

  • Advanced pelt mapping feature
  • Plenty of high-powered modelling tools
  • Gives you pixel-perfect control over your models

CONS

  • Proves very overwhelming for newcomers to 3D modelling

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Autodesk 3ds Max is a comprehensive, professional to help you create 3D designs and animation.

Although there have been a lot of new 3D design and modeling programs being developed lately, Autodesk 3DS Max still remains a key player within the industy. This latest incarnation significantly improves upon the wire-frame mapping approach of the past.

Program features

Autodesk 3ds Max allows you to be very precise when mapping your creations. Besides the standard mapping tools, the application now contains all manner of alignment features to ensure that you get pinpoint accuracy when modelling. What’s more, Autodesk 3ds Max now contains more flexible options for Relax, the tool that averages UVs and allows for the automatic relief of texture distortion. If used in conjunction with another function, Show Edge Distortion, then the mapping of your characters becomes all the easier.

There are dozens of other features within Autodesk 3ds Max that will help you produce stunning 3D models without tearing your hair out. The render UVW template function is one that comes immediately to mind, allowing very quick template rendering of your prepared UVs, either in wireframe, filled, mapped or shaded versions. With a raft of skinning and modelling tools, Autodesk 3ds Max gives you very precise control over your models, without having to code or program every co-ordinate, making it a very user-friendly option.

Naturally, the cost of the full version of Autodesk 3ds Max will put off many 3D hobbyists, but for serious animation professionals it’s an application that is to be ignored at your peril.

Autodesk 3ds Max is a powerful 3D animation suite aimed at professional users, with hundreds of tools and features.

3D modeling, animation, and rendering software

Create amazing worlds in 3ds Max

If you can dream it, you can build it in 3ds Max®, the 3D software for modeling, animation, and rendering that allows you to create massive worlds in games and stunning scenes for design visualization.

EASY, POWERFUL MODELING

Model any person, place, or thing

With tools to help shape and define, 3ds Max is modeling software for artists looking to create a range of environments and detailed characters.

STUNNING RENDERING

Works with major renderers

3ds Max works with most major renderers, such as V-Ray, Iray, and mental ray, to create high-end scenes and striking visuals for design visualization and more.

TOP-TIER ANIMATION SOFTWARE

Bring realistic scenes to life

3ds Max is used by top-tier animation and design firms to create imaginative characters and realistic scenes in games and architecture.

User reviews about Autodesk 3ds Max

  • ruzaaslam

    by ruzaaslam

    "IT SO GOOD LIKE STUDENT IN ANIMATION LERNING.."

    I THINK IS GOOD AS 3D ANIMATOR OR MODELER TO USE IT. MY FIRST TIME TO USE IT..   More.

  • jing111

    by jing111

    "Advanced pelt mapping feature"

    Although Maya’s popularity has increased of late (perhaps largely due to its superior accessibility for newcomers), A...   More.

  • hInstance

    by hInstance

    "Great stuff -- Awesome incredible software, for a great price. "

    This is the fastest most hassle-free best download for this software I can find. About the download: WOn't know...   More.

  • Loomankstrat

    by Loomankstrat

    "Easy Weasy Peasy."

    So far so good, 3ds is pretty good, although I only have the 30 days... I wish I had more time to better aquant mysel...   More.

  • march2503

    by march2503

    "Rip Off!"

    Don't know because I paid for the download, installed it and was greeted by the message that the trial had now expire...   More.

  • elbartoli

    by elbartoli

    "Studio Max - pure 3D"

    3D Studio Max has been the top choice of 3D artists for several years and it's easy to see why. A huge number of usef...   More.